Patricia's former band "Peanut Pump Gun" (indiepunk rock) was opening for Kim Nekroman's band "Nekromantix" (psychobilly) at the 1996 POPKOM in Cologne, Germany. Even though both bands were based in Copenhagen, Denmark neither of them had heard about each other before. The audience was a mix of psychobillies, punks and indierockers and the genre combination turned out to be a huge success.
A few weeks after the show Patricia and Kim got together back in Copenhagen. Their mutual love for music like:"Blondie", "Depeche Mode" and "Siouixie and the Banches", Surf, Ska, Punk and Rock'n'Roll in general, led to the idea of forming a band with no commitment to any particular music style. They also wanted to do something that would take them out of the roles they already were known for and the first step towards that, was to swap instruments. Kim taught Patricia the basics on playing the upright bass and in return Patricia passed on to Kim from her guitar skill's. Not long after, the duo were writing songs and a need for a drummer crept in.
After trying out different drummers suitable for the job (even Nekromantix guitarist Pete Sandorff auditioned), Patricia's long time friend Niedermeier (Strawberry Slaughterhouse) joined and "HorrorPops" was officially a band. After a bunch of shows as a trio the "HorrorPops" quickly achieved a cult status attracting a broad audience variety. Never afraid of trying out new things "HorrorPops" recruited a second guitarist "Caz the Clash" , Niedermeier's old band mate and Strawberry Slaughterhouse guitarist. The music came together and got a lot more aggressive.
The HorrorPops are playing with the idea of bringing in a couple of (gogo) girls for their stage show. Not your average gogo dancers but something more rotten. They didn't have to look very far, Patricia was working at a piercing shop at the time and co-workers Mille and Kamilla weren't hard to convince. This was also the year HorrorPops recorded the album's first 7 songs (at Christiania's Ventura Recordings). These recordings were mainly intended for a band press kit when booking shows but it somehow was copied and got multiplied all over the world.
Strangely this led to the songs "Ghouls" and "Psychobitches outta Hell" becoming Copenhagen Club hits.
Mainly concentrating on live shows the HorrorPops built up a huge following and closed the year playing at the Legendary "Wild at Heart" club in Berlin, Germany.
The demand for some kind of release motivated the HorrorPops to once again enter the Ventura Recording studio and lay down 6 more tracks. At this time Caz the Clash became a dad and his highest priority naturally fell on his beautiful baby daughter. He is being replaced by another Strawberry Slaughterhouse member K'aarrghh'sten. Hellcat Records were so impressed with the 13 songs and signed the HorrorPops. A vinyl single containing "Ghouls" and "Psychobitches outta Hell" are to be released early September on Rancid Records. Full length album Hell Yeah is scheduled to hit the streets January 2004.
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H O R R O R P O P S R O C K | Reviewer: Stephanie | 6/21/2008
They are the best F***ing band EVER!
They always play with every fiber of their being in their concerts. It shows how much the love their music and their fans. Patricia and Kim are wonderful artists.
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