Hollywood Sinners have just released their long awaited and hilariously titled “Khöme Kakkä”, the follow up to the epic “Disastro Garantito” (released on Dirty Water back in 2011). The album was recorded at Circo Perotti, in Gijon, Spain, an all-analogue studio where the garage rock alumni include The Masonics, Billy Childish, Holly Golightly, The Cynics, The Urges and countless others and where they have laid down their craft with wizard producers Mike Mariconda and Jorge Explosion.
Beginning in 2001, Hollywood Sinners have now released four LPs, seven singles, and have appeared on numerous compilations on esteemed labels such as Slovenly Recordings, Animal Records and their home label, Dirty Water Records. Over the years they have been and continue to be a featured attraction at all the major garage rock festivals in Europe – Fuzzville, Funtastic Dracula Carnival, Wild Weekend, Shout Party, Le Beat Bespoke, Rotterdam Rumble, Suicide Twist, Go Sinner Go, and many more.
Edu Sinner (guitar/vocals) explained why such the long wait in between albums: “I started a business in Madrid six years ago called Pandora’s Vox which is a bar and 21 rehearsal room studio for bands, and put all my energy into it. So Hollywood Sinners almost stopped entirely. We were only doing a few gigs each year, and not a lot each month as we all used to do. But now we have a new LP and we are again ready to rock!”
One can’t talk about Hollywood Sinners without going into how Spain is the planet’s garage rock Mecca. Never mind all the incredible bands like The Shake, The Gurus, and Los Guajos, just to name a few, it’s far bigger than that. Whether you’re a garage-rock purist or a neo-garage punk enthusiast, you can’t get any more authentically rock’n’roll than this trio. Every listen delivers a straight punch of beer soaked realism of exactly what is meant by the definition of rock’n’roll – heavy beats, volume, and a delivery that’s anything but subtle.
Hollywood Sinners are bound to make you want to scream along and shake your head until your neck hurts. They will conjure up your fondest memories of seeing the loudest, most incredible and memorable bands at your favourite local dive where the beer flows freely and the audience is all in the same mindset… In awe of the band that was brought about by rock’n’roll hypnosis, where they connect with the audience by shooting sonic adrenaline straight to the brain stem, so primitive and basic that it might pre-date stone tools.
Call it raw and savage, if you will. It’s totally ape! There’s no need for complex thought here; they’re full of power, noise, fun, and teenage rebellion, with a high-held middle finger showing total disregard and contempt for not only all the crappy music that’s out there that most people listen to, but also for the over-adulterated way most of it is made.
There’s no need to explain it or write about it anymore. You get it. Now go buy it! Viva Hollywood Sinners!
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 188.8.131.52's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.