The Regrettes

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The Regrettes
The Regrettes 2018.jpg
The Regrettes performing in 2018. From left to right: Genessa Gariano, Lydia Night, Drew Thomsen (back), Sage Chavis.
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–present
LabelsWarner Bros., Black Rainbow
Associated acts
Websitetheregrettes.com
Members
  • Lydia Night
  • Genessa Gariano
  • Brooke Dickson
  • Drew Thomsen
Past members

The Regrettes are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles. The band is led by frontwoman Lydia Night.[1][2] They released their debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool! on Warner Bros. Records in January 2017.[3][4][5][6]

History[edit]

Prior to the formation of the band, lead vocalist Lydia Night met guitarist Genessa Gariano, bassist Sage Chavis, and drummer Maxx Morando in music school.[2][3] At the time, Gariano, Chavis and Morando were in a band together,[7] called "Genessa"[8] and Night was in the two-piece band Pretty Little Demons (who changed their name to The Regrettes in the last few months of life) with drummer Marlhy Murphy. Both of the bands played a concert together, but not soon after[9] Murphy departed from the band after the release their EP "Hey!" on 16 October 2015,[10] leading to Night asking Gariano, Chavis, and Morando to join. The "Hey!" EP was eventually discovered by a representative at Warner Brothers, which would eventually lead to them signing the band.[11] In 2016, the band toured with both Tacocat and Sleigh Bells, opened for Kate Nash, and performed at South by Southwest.[2][12][13]

In 2015, the band's independent release led to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.[14] Their first album was produced by Mike Elizondo and their first single, "A Living Human Girl", was released in June 2016.[15]

The Regrettes performing in 2016. From left to right: Gariano, Night, Chavis

Other singles followed including "Hey Now", "Hot", and "Seashore."[16][17] On January 13, 2017, the band released its debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!.[1] In May 2017, the band announced a summer headlining tour which includes stops at Summerfest and Riot Fest.[6]

On February 9, 2018, the band released the single "Come Through," from their EP Attention Seeker, released on February 23, 2018.[18] It was accompanied by a music video.

On May 9, 2018, the band announced Morando's departure.[19]

On May 22, 2018, the tour bus containing all their belongings was stolen from outside the Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK where they later played a sold-out gig. [20]

On May 31, 2018, the band contributed the sixth Hamildrop, a cover of the song "Helpless". Lin-Manuel Miranda credited producer Mike Elizondo as having suggested the idea.[21]

On September 3, 2018, the band announced Sage Chavis' departure,[22] being replaced by Violet Mayugba.[19]

On November 28, 2018, the band announced the departure of Mayugba and recruitment of Brooke Dickson as their new bass player.[23]

From February 6 to March 17, 2019, The Regrettes were the opening act of Twenty One Pilots' European leg of The Bandito Tour.[24]

On June 18, 2019, The Regrettes announced their second studio album, How Do You Love?. The album was released on August 9, 2019.[25]

Musical style[edit]

The Regrettes' musical style has been labeled as punk rock,[26][14] riot grrrl,[27][28] garage pop,[12][13] and garage punk,[29][30] featuring elements of garage rock, '60s doo-wop and surf music,[28] rockabilly,[31] and pop music.[29] Michael Bialas, a writer at PopMatters described their sound as "girl-group power-pop punk"[23] In an article by Culture Collide, their style was described as "Channeling classic doo-wop through a catchy garage-punk filter" and as bringing "a level of impassioned aggression to tried-and-true pop structures, creating a compelling product with significant crossover appeal."[30]

Lyrically, their music has been described as following themes such as women's empowerment,[23] feminism,[30] politics,[32] and love.[33] In an article by The Verge, their lyrics were described as "brash and unapologetic".[34]

They also cite musical influences including Bikini Kill, L7, 7 Year Bitch,[35] Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Ronettes, Hole,[36] The Crystals, Lesley Gore and Patsy Cline.[37]

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Lydia Night – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2015–present)
  • Genessa Gariano – lead guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)
  • Brooke Dickson – bass guitar (2018–present)
  • Drew Thomsen – drums (2018–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Maxx Morando – drums (2015–2018)
  • Marlhy Murphy – drums, backing vocals (2015)
  • Sage Chavis – bass (2015–2018)
  • Violet Mayugba – bass (2018)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Hey Now" (2015)[10]
  • "A Living Human Girl" (2016)
  • "Hey Now" (2016)
  • "Hot" (2016)
  • "Seashore" (2016)
  • "Marshmallow World" (cover) (2016)
  • "Back in Your Head" (cover) (2017)
  • "Come Through" (2018)
  • "Helpless" (cover) (2018)
  • "California Friends" (2018)[38]
  • "Poor Boy" (2018)
  • "Don't Stop Me Now" (cover) (2018)
  • "Pumpkin" (2019)[39]
  • "Dress Up" (2019)
  • "I Dare You" (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ohanesian, Liz (9 January 2017). "Teen Rockers The Regrettes Embrace Imperfection on Their Whirlwind Debut Album". LA Weekly. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Rosenzweig, Mathias (10 October 2016). "The Regrettes Is the Teen Band You Need—No Matter Your Age". Vogue. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b Kot, Greg (30 March 2017). "Regrettes channel rage, redemption in grrrl power songs". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  4. ^ Dobstaff, Chris (14 February 2017). "For the Regrettes, fighting insecurities is the pinnacle of punk". The Tribune. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  5. ^ Abrams, Margaret (18 January 2017). "The Regrettes' Lead Singer Wants Girls to Feel Their Feelings". New York Observer. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b Ralph, Caitlyn (3 May 2017). "The Regrettes plot headlining tour and other news you might have missed today". Alternative Press. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  7. ^ Beau, Auxin. "Interview - The Regrettes (26/09/2017)". Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Music". Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  9. ^ Lanhan, Tom. "THE PV Q&A: Lydia Night of The Regrettes on Songwriting: "I've been writing songs since I was six, and that's how I learned to cope with certain things"". Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b c ""VIDEO PREMIERE: WATCH REGRETTES' NEW VIDEO "HEY NOW!" FROM THEIR UK TOUR WITH JACK OFF JILL"".
  11. ^ Fichtner, Abbie. "Best New Artist 2017: An Interview With Lydia Night of The Regrettes". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  12. ^ a b Carroll, Elle (23 February 2017). "Out to Lunch With the Regrettes". SF Weekly. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b Stone, Avery (22 July 2016). "Teen Band The Regrettes Tell It Like It Is: Here's "A Living Human Girl" Video". Noisey. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  14. ^ a b Martens, Todd (17 August 2016). "The Regrettes may be high-school age, but the band's worldview is all grown up". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  15. ^ Lovitt, Bryn (20 June 2016). "The Regrettes: A Living Human Girl". Rookie. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  16. ^ Robinson, Collin (2 August 2016). "The Regrettes – "Hey Now"". Stereogum. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  17. ^ Murray, Robin (31 October 2016). "Premiere: The Regrettes - 'Hot' (Live)". Clash. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/attention-seeker-ep/1341748314
  19. ^ a b Butera, Ava. "The Regrettes Release Powerful New Track, "Poor Boy"". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  20. ^ http://www.indiemidlands.com/2018/05/23/live-review-the-regrettes-the-sunflower-lounge/
  21. ^ Miranda, Lin-Manuel [@Lin_Manuel] (May 31, 2018). "All credit to our friend Mike Elizondo, who works w The Regrettes. He told us they had an amazing take on Helpless and I said, "Yup" SO FAST" (Tweet). Retrieved May 31, 2018 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Casteel, Beth. "THE REGRETTES' ANNOUNCE DEPARTURE OF BASSIST, NEW ALBUM COMING IN 2019". Alternative Press (magazine). Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  23. ^ a b c BIALAS, MICHAEL. "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Remarkable Regrettes Are Coming for You, Too (premiere)". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  24. ^ http://www.twentyonepilots.com/#tourlist/ access-date=February 28, 2019
  25. ^ a b TV News Desk (June 18, 2019). "The Regrettes Announce New Album 'How Do You Love?'". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  26. ^ Barquist, Robben. "The Regrettes Resurrect Feminist Punk With Their New EP "Attention Seeker"". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  27. ^ "With Guitars - Feelings".
  28. ^ a b "The Regrettes Share UK Tour Dates Supporting SWMRS". 10 September 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  29. ^ a b "The Regrettes - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  30. ^ a b c BARQUIST, ROBBEN. "The Regrettes Resurrect Feminist Punk With Their New EP "Attention Seeker"". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  31. ^ Pullen, Larissa. "Review: Feel Your Feelings Fool! – The Regrettes". Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  32. ^ Engelman, Nicole. "The Regrettes Release Outspoken Anti-Brett Kavanaugh Anthem 'Poor Boy': Listen". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  33. ^ Ovies, Marco. "The Regrettes release new single for lead singers "Pumpkin"". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  34. ^ Deahl, Dani; Amelia, Holowaty Krales. "WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG, THE REGRETTES?". The Verge. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  35. ^ Adams, Margaret. "The Regrettes' Lead Singer Wants Girls to Feel Their Feelings". Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  36. ^ Bennett, Lauren. "The Regrettes: The Body Positive Band You Never Knew You Needed". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  37. ^ Ferla, Lis. "HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: THE REGRETTES INTERVIEW;". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  38. ^ Taylor, Sam. "The Regrettes have unveiled another top new tune, have a listen to 'California Friends'". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  39. ^ "Check out The Regrettes' latest track, 'Pumpkin'". February 14, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.

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