Friday the 13th – unlucky for some, but monumental for others. LA based band The Regrettes fall into the later category as they unleash today their debut record, “Feel Your Feelings, Fool!” via Warner Bros. Records. Why today of all days? Outspoken 16 year old and band front woman, Lydia Night explains –
“Friday the 13th is my lucky day,” she explains. “It all started when I was born on the first Friday the 13th of the millennium on a full moon in October. Pretty spooky shit. Ever since then, Friday the 13th and the 13th in general has always brought me wonderful days. I met Mike Elizondo on January 13th 2016 so to release our record on January 13th 2017 is SO COOL.”
This enthusiasm that seeps from Lydia is carried through every barbed wire guitar riff, every doo-wop harmony and every jarring lyric of “Feel Your Feelings, Fool!”. Night, along with bandmates, Genessa Gariano on guitar, Sage Chavis on bass and drummer Maxx Morando, have left the LA rock scene floored since forming in 2015 after meeting at School of Rock.
Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Distillers or X Ray Spex, with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – the perfectly imperfect punk rockers have a knack for writing infectious, punk driven tracks.