bottled up


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Bottled Up, Bot-ulled Up

Recommended if you like: Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Shannon and the Clams, B-52's, DEVO

Story behind your band/artist name: Named after a really old Devo song from the Hardcore Devo Volume 2 album, which they recorded themselves in a basement. Also all the songs are about emotions, feelings, and experiences that we usually don't reveal to even the closest friends.

Band Members: Niko (guitar, vocals), Mikey (guitar, vocals), Colin (bass, vocals), James (synth, vocals), Alex (drums)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : U St./Shaw/Columbia Heights area of D.C.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: -We recently played at the Fort Reno Festival, where Ian Mackaye watched us play and told us he loved our band face to face, after which we freaked out, had nervous breakdowns, and texted all of our friends about it.

-Colin (bassist) of Bottled Up used to play drums and bass in Babe City Records band Young Rapids, and still performs with other DC bands like Dangers, Paperhaus and Den-mate.

-Bottled Up recorded with Tommy Sherrod of Fullglass Studios in Silver Spring, MD. He's recorded and mixed a ton of local DC bands like Go Cozy, BRNDA, Young Rapids, and Den-mate.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Bottled Up was originally Niko's solo project founded in Oakland, CA, recording all around the west coast from Portland down to Los Angeles. He would play all the instruments himself on those older recordings, as well as record them himself on an 8-track tape machine. They recently put out their self-titled EP on cassette with Chicago garage/experimental label Maximum Pelt Records.

Lion's Den, California, Lovejerk 2, and Binary Worms tracks are all safe for radio play. Any songs with cursing, or any other explicit content, are marked as explicit on Spotify and iTunes.

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IG: bottled_up_dc

Main Genre: Punk

Other Genres: surf, garage rock, new-wave, doo-wop, experimental, indie, indie rock, no-wave, alternative, psychedelic, krautrock, city pop, rock and roll, beach goth