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
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active 2015 (2015)–present
Labels Warner Bros., Black Rainbow
Associated acts
Website theregrettes.com
Members
  • Lydia Night
  • Genessa Gariano
  • Violet Mayugba
  • 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]

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, in a message posted to Instagram, 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]

Musical style[edit]

The Regrettes' musical style has been labeled as punk rock,[22][14] riot grrrl,[23][24] garage pop[12][13] and garage punk,[25] featuring elements of garage rock, '60s doo-wop and surf music[24] and pop music.[25] They also cite musical influences including:Bikini Kill, L7, 7 Year Bitch,[26] Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Ronettes, Hole,[27] The Crystals, Lesley Gore and Patsy Cline.[28]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

Past members[edit]

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

Timeline[edit]

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. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BilG3jJFtt_/?taken-by=theregrettesband
  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. ^ Barquist, Robben. "The Regrettes Resurrect Feminist Punk With Their New EP "Attention Seeker"". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  23. ^ "With Guitars - Feelings".
  24. ^ a b "The Regrettes Share UK Tour Dates Supporting SWMRS". 10 September 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  25. ^ a b "The Regrettes - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  26. ^ Adams, Margaret. "The Regrettes' Lead Singer Wants Girls to Feel Their Feelings". Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  27. ^ Bennett, Lauren. "The Regrettes: The Body Positive Band You Never Knew You Needed". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  28. ^ Ferla, Lis. "HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: THE REGRETTES INTERVIEW;". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  29. ^ Taylor, Sam. "The Regrettes have unveiled another top new tune, have a listen to 'California Friends'". Retrieved 5 October 2018.

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