Just yesterday, BBC Radio 6 featured the second single from The Debauchees' Big Machines & Peculiar Beings as the "mpfree," introducing Louisville's well-loved power trio to UK listeners. As well, "Rancid Dancin'" As well, the song has been receiving plays on the nationally syndicated radio network. Others have also been super pumped on the band's slinky, manic, wiry post-punk vibes.
"For such a hellish band name, they’re a remarkably restrained group, all under the age of 21, with a taut control over their instruments, in the barbed and bright style of the post-punk revival." - IMPOSE
"These Marquee Moon-faced kids played an insanely tight set of weird post-punk to a non-official pre-CMJ CMJ party last Monday night. It might have been the best set I saw all weekend" - Dale Eisinger, MySpace.com's Best of CMJ
“Defying rules is just the kind of stuff you’d expect from a bunch of barely-20-year-olds, but not always with the outcome that these young punks have reached. Their debut album comes full of the sort of indie post-punk playfulness that can only come from a group of youth with no care in the world beyond some damn fun tunes.” - Consequence of Sound
“Strong bass lines, punky-fresh energy, and a vibrant youthful voice ﬁlled with a funk soul are just three of the aspects that will make you fall in love with Kentucky trio.” - The 405
“Some noisy, off-kilter, and fem-fronted post-punk from a rock trio known as the Debauchees... Quirky guitar phrasing, tight vocal harmonies, and a pretty playful attitude. Have fun!” - The Needle Drop
The Debauchees are seemingly old souls with a youthful sneer. At just 20, the three members of The Debauchees have crafted a full-length that feels vintage and modern, classic and new. Their debut, Big Machines and Peculiar Beings, evokes the minimalist yet intricate post-punk approach of Wire, Talking Heads, and Young Marble Giants with distinct vocals that evoke an emotive Nico. And like many of their punk predecessors, this thunderous trio comes from a fine lineage of artists who formed a band before learning their instruments - to prodigious results. Vocalist Sydney Chadwick says "we all learned how to play in an unconventional way so our playing styles became personal and rule-defying."
The Debauchees are Sydney Chadwick (vocals/guitar), Ashley Bowen (bass), and Cameron Lowe (drums).