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A Swiss rockabilly combo, the Hillbilly Moon Explosion exists in the middle ground between the traditionalism of many rockabilly revival bands and the rougher, spookier sound of psychobilly. Founded by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Emanuela Hutter and bassist/vocalist Oliver Baroni, their music has more than its share of retro twang, with Hutter‘s polished, enigmatic singing blending with the sometimes raucous, sometimes moody guitar lines, and they add dashes of punk, lounge pop, country, and even ska to season their evocative mix. The band staked out their trademark sound on 2002’s Introducing the Hillbilly Moon Explosion, they fully hit their creative stride on 2011’s Buy Beg or Steal, collaborated with psychobilly veteran Mark “Sparky” Phillips for 2019’s The Sparky Sessions, and showed off their rocking and sultry sides on 2024’s Back in Time.

The Wenzdaze, formerly known as Wild Youth, are a three piece punk infused band.  They’re heavily influenced from the sounds of first wave punk and contemporary punk influenced bands.  The band feature their interpretation of punk songs along with their original compositions.

What do they sound like?  Think Sex Pistols, The Stooges, Joy Division, Black Keys, The Drums, White Stripes, The Cure, etc.

The Wenzdaze – the sound of today and tomorrow.

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