“ THE WEIRDOS HAVE TO BE THE COMPLETE GO-TO FESTIVAL BAND OF THE MOMENT ”
- Andy O’Hare, BBC Hereford & Worcester
After a couple of years feeling out their sound across the UK live circuit, Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos took on the task of recording their brass, strings, electric guitar and drums based “carnival punk” sound.
They released the independently recorded Victory for the Monsters in October 2012, gaining BBC6 Music radio airplay and capturing their notorious live energy on a record that they followed up with a tour that took in France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Reactions across Europe were enthusiastic and the band soon embarked on a second visit in April 2013, this time making additional stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. A highlight of their career to date, the band was invited to play in the Czech town of Jaroměř. This was an honour as it meant being able to entertain audiences in a region of the globe whose traditions had influenced their music in the first place.
With summer festival performances that included Boomtown, Y Not, Tramlines, Nozstock, Wychwood and Swingamajig and a third European tour under their belts, work is now close to completion on second album Kill the Beast, produced by Gavin Monaghan (Editors, The Destroyers, Robert Plant).
Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos will be playing all over the UK and are currently booking dates for a fourth European tour in May 2014 to promote the new album.
LIVE AT BOOMTOWN FAYRE 2013
From spring 2013
From autumn 2012
From summer 2011