Back in April, I bought tickets to see The Black Lips, unaware of the great surprise that was going to come along with it. Three ladies with black hair and matching white denim jackets strutted onto the stage and began making alien-like noises into the mic for sound check. When the lights went down and the drums started beating, The Coathangers were completely killin’ it up there. The crowd couldn’t handle all of the exuding badass-ness, some kids even rocked out on stage with them—that is until the security guards dragged them off. The vibes that night were very powerful and fierce. Julia, Stephanie, and Meredith make a hard sound together with a heavy focus on the quick beat of the drums and vibrating bass. The three unique voices repeating “SHUT UP” together exhibits their total in-your-face attitude and fiery sound in most of their songs. Something about their music makes me want to smash colorful homes with a huge hammer while wearing leopard print heels. Here is an interview I recently did with them, they have began their tour, so make sure to listen to their tunes and buy your tickets immediately.
What are each of your roles in The Coathangers?
Julia (crook kid): guitar and vox
Stephanie (rusty): drums and vox
An energetic, fun, genuine show! We like playing hard and having a good time.
I like to play “Shut up” because I get behind the drums on that one. “Follow me” is a fun one too,though!
We have played and toured with a lot of bands that have a mostly male following. It’s really no different than a more mixed crowd. Except maybe for the element of surprise, but that often happens no matter what. People usually have no idea what’s about to happen when we get up on stage. They often expect some doowop harmonies… SURPRISE!
Tour is crazy. Hard to remember sometimes. There have been fights and near arrests and near show misses and lots of parties… and yeah tour is crazy!
Now kinda stuck on this new band from Atlanta called Black Linen. Also, this Israeli artist named Asaf Avidan. Always listening and loving Zoners, Growlers, and Hellshovel.
Transylvania. Anchorman.Zoolander. Kung Foo Hustle. Wild at Heart.
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Hasil Adkins, Bianca Jagger
VIDEO FOR “FOLLOW ME”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfiBjK3K6tU
(featured image mixed with Dale Frank’s work)