KAISER FEST PRESENTS
—SEWER RATS (D)—
Hailing from Cologne, Germany, The SEWER RATS have made a name for themselves as one of Europe’s finest punk acts, playing more than 400 shows worldwide, touring Europe, China, Japan & the U.S.A. Walking the line between Stray Cats-cool, early 90s Social D. and old Rancid, the band sounds like Mr. Ness and Mr. Setzer were hanging out with Hank Williams, teaching him new skateboard tricks while drinkin’ beers on a hot summer night. Their new album „Heartbreaks & Milkshakes“ takes the band to the next level and sounds like a sugar-high vision of 90s oldschool pop-punk with witty tongue-in-cheek humor and a greasy yet stylish 50s vibe. Delivering 12 catchy and well-crafted pop punk sing-a-longs about heartbreak, black-metal chicks and moving back in with your parents (again), The SEWER RATS are ready to hit the road worldwide in order to promote their new release (Rookie Records/ Europe) (Rude Runner/ Japan).
—THE JUKEBOX ROMANTICS (USA)—
The Jukebox Romantics hail from downstate New York, just in the shadows of NYC. Since releasing their debut album on Altercation Records in 2009, The Jukebox Romantics have taken their talked-about live show from coast to coast including dates during Austin’s SXSW 2010/11/15 festivals, the Vans Warped Tour 2010-2012 and Gainesville’s The Fest 9 in late 2010. The Jukebox Romantics are in your face, fun, soulful punk in the vein of bands like The Bouncing Souls, One Man Army, and Alkaline Trio.
2011 saw the release of their sophomoric album, “A Lion and A Guy,” as well as a fury of touring. The JBR’s self-released a limited 600 copy pressed EP “Hollywood is Dead” in late 2012 and then later for digital download on Death to False Hope Records.
More nomadic adventures ensued in 2013 as well as the recording for their 3rd full-length album. “Transmissions Down” was recorded in the late summer of 2013.Produced by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, JBRs released the 7 inch “Plot Points” in Summer 2015 & “Transmissions Down” in September 2015 via their new home on Jailhouse Records.
2016 brought the boys back SXSW and back into the studio, this time with John Naclerio (Polar Bear Club, My Chemical Romance, The Ataris) producing. Before dropping that record, the guys made their way over the Atlantic for their first European Tour!
That record was released in Dec 2017 via their new home on PAPER + PLASTICK Records!
The band made a name for them-selves from the beginning by hitting the road hard, endless touring, and their ferocious energetic live show. By conveying heart, and leaving their sweat and souls out on stage at every show, they remind you to have fun through music & friends and to never grow up!
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