The Twinkles / The Liquid Stones & Woid
THE TWINKLES (ITALY)
MEMBERS OF THE BAND:
Nick Mess (vocals, guitars)
True Brat (drums, chorus)
Tony Mad (bass, chorus)
Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
Soda Pressing Records
We come along
The Twinkles is a nice melodic ’77 punk band from Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Behind the lyrics and the music is the frontman Nick Mess who keeps the image and the style of the ’77 still alive. A lot of fans know already pretty well their songs after many successful gigs all over Europe. So there is just no way to listen to their songs influenced by the tunes of The Ramones and The Boys and not to love them!
The story starts in 1996 when Nick Mess (vocals, lead guitar), True (drums, chorus), Marky (guitar, chorus) and Linda (bass, chorus) decide to play together. The demo tape “DEMO” comes out in 1998 and next step is variety of shows not only in Italy but also in Slovakia in 2000 arranged by the Slovak band Zona A . After some changes The Twinkles are four and again on the way to foreign cities. This time the destination is the Czech Republic. At the three wonderful gigs in Prague, Ricany and Pardubice the boys are warmly welcomed by the audience and have great success. Czech Republic welcomes again The Twinkles one year later in Svojice at the famous festival Anti-Fest. The four Italian band plays together with bands like Chelsea, Vibrators, Angelic Upstarts, Guitar Gangsters, Red Alert, Vice Squad, Zona A and TV Smith. In 2004 The Twinkles take part in 3 competitions - Rockon, Emergenza Festival and Arezzo Wave. They perform excellent and win third place at the final of Veneto regional Arezzo Wave festival. The same year the second album is finally released after many problems and obstacles. The album release is followed by large series of promoting shows in Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany. The Twinkles have again big success and their name is well-known and established especially in Austria and Slovakia. In 2006 a split album with the Slovak band Street Spirit comes out. Every next show is better than the previous one and then in 2006 the band reaches the final of the Heineken Jammin’ Festival contest. The four boys are chosen between 2212 bands from all over Italy!!!
In the next years The Twinkles perform occasionally. This year they win the Critic Premium of Ritmi Globali 2008. After some shows together with bands like Menace (Teenage Riot Festival in Arena/Vienna/Austria), The Boys (Randal Club in Bratislava/Slovakia) and Sham 69 (Surany, Slovakia) The Twinkles have decided that it’s high time to go to the studio again and bring out a new album. So right now the boys are getting ready for new album and new cities and fans hearts to conquer. And so the story goes on…
The Boys, Ramones, Undertones, Cock Sparrer, Vibrators, Skids, Chelsea, Rudi, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Lurkers, 999, Buzzcocks, Members, Carpettes, Jolt, Generation X, Beatles, Beach Boys, Hollies.
THE LIQUID STONES (AUSTRIA)
Rock (stoner, progressive, 70s rock, funk)
MEMBERS OF THE BAND:
Jak Lateman J.W.A. Drum and ass kicking/
Niko the screaming stringkiller/
Lukas bass power
up your ears records
Austrian Rock band founded in 2014 in Vienna. Style: Stoner and progressive rock + funk and blues. Albums: Jamanize (2016), Luna (2018)
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