HorrorPops

Patricia Upright Bass/Lead Vocals 

Nekroman Guitar/Vocals 

Niedermeier Drums/Vocals 

Geoff Kresge Guitar/Vocals 

Kamilla Rotten Go 

Naomi Rotten Go 



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HorrorPops

It must have been with some degree of daffy glee that the popular Danish bands Peanut Pump Gun, Nekromantix and Strawberry Slaughterhouse were stirred together. That is, after all, the only conceivable explanation of the Daffy Duck-coppin'-feels-off-Divine delight-and-surprise vibe that resonates in HorrorPops' debut Hellcat Records release, Hell, Yeah!

HorrorPops hail from Copenhagen, Denmark but the demon seed was planted in Cologne, Germany at the 1996 POPKOMM festival. patricia, PPG's singer-guitarist, and Nekromantix singer-bassist Kim Nekroman met and discovered mutual affection for the sounds of Blonde, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and the Banshees, surf, punk, ska, and good ol' rock 'n roll. They taught each to play the other's instrument and pledged to write songs that held no loyalty to any particular style.

"We didn't want to be categorized," says patricia. Where Peanut Pump Gun and Strawberry Slaughterhouse dwelled within the punk/alternative genre, and Nekromantix was psychobilly, HorrorPops was to be "basically, um...good old fashioned rock and roll."

She reasons that everything HorrorPops incorporates into its sound goes back to that one category, and connotes the same spirit and principles. "When you look at subculture today, not many can say they're purely punk, oi, psychobilly, new wave, ska, or heavy metal. They all dig Billy Idol, anyway. We just wanted to say that out loud."

In 1999, two songs, "Ghouls" and "Psychobitches Outta Hell," from HorrorPops' 7-song, press kit-only demo, found popular affection on the Copenhagen club circuit and the band bolstered its lineup with the addition of ghoulish go-go dancers. They continued to play to fervent crowds throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Early...

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