Described as “spazz punk” and ”fringe punk,” The Nopes are an Eastbay outfit centered around Oakland and San Francisco. With roots all over the Bay, they began as wacky punk outfit Mud Mouth, then evolved over time to expand their sound.
The Nopes are heavy, loud, noisy and ugly. Striking while the iron of their acclaimed 2015 digital EP is hot, the band unleashes their howling, contorted, fuzz-addled debut LP, Never Heard of It.
But don’t just take our word for it...
“The Bay Area’s well of great scuzzy garage rock never seems to run dry. Add to the list of Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin, Ty Segall, et al, young Oaklanders The Nopes and their Warheads candy formula: lo-fi sourness on the outside, pure melodic sugar underneath.” - Consequence of Sound
“Fueled by wanton sugar intake, Bowie, corner store liquor and well-worn copies of Negative FX and Bad Brains vinyl, The Nopes produce blasts of raw punk energy that explode out of a vacuum into guitar-buzz, amp fuzz and juvenile delinquency, hearts burning with the fun and fury of being young, gifted and ultimately unaccountable.” - NewNoiseMagazine.com
The Nopes appear as themselves in the upcoming indie film “Disaffected Youth,” and will support Never Heard of It with high-energy gigs across the USA throughout October before heading to Europe!
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