Ingrid and the Defectors
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Ingrid and the Defectors

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Ingrid and the Defectors at Local 269 June 11, 2011"

Quote by Mickey Leigh after Ingrid and the Defectors show at Local 269, NYC June 11th 2011

THE BEST BAND I HAVE SEEN this millennium. Even when my eyes weren't open they still looked great!
Not saying this because they're friends -- "Ingrid And The Defectors" is the best band I've seen in a looooong time. I wish them success in this truly treacherous music industry, but nothing's gonna stop 'em. They truly enjoy what they do. It's clear to see-when you see em. Fun, tremendously exciting live, great songs - NOT OBNOXIOUS (key for me) I strongly recommend you check them out.You're sure to be Defected.
- Mickey Leigh


Black Listed (demo) 2011



Since first emerging from New York's Lower East Side February 2011, Ingrid & The Defectors has sent audiences reeling with their sensationally messy Garage, Punk-Pop n' Roll Sound -- acres of attitude with the songs to back it up.

The group's ascent reflects the metamorphosis of vocalist/songwriter Ingrid Pedersen, who led her previous band Charm School to rock ‘n’ roll notoriety alongside guitar player Yv. Charm School was a band regularly seen sharing the bill with acts such as Joey Ramone, D Generation, The Dictators and other LES punk legends. Ingrid, a shy girl, found her voice in a loud rocking` band and it’s obviously where she belongs.
When Ingrid and guitar player Yv decided to move on from Charm School they wanted to start fresh. That’s when they approached fellow punk rocker and former Beauty School Dropout Steven Fallon to play bass. To complete this already kick ass line up the band recruited Nick Fuse. A Keith Moon style drummer who has played with legends such Johnny Thunders and Frank Infante. But then they decided that something was still missing. A Farfisa Organ player was the only choice to complete their Garage/Punk Mod-Retro Revolution. Yv decided to recruit childhood friend Gary Link. A local multi instrumentalist who knew to add the perfect parts to their already original sound.

But ultimately Ingrid & The Defectors are firmly rooted in the here and now, and their single Black Listed\ Tonight catches the manic chemistry between Ingrid and her band of Defectors.
Catchy songs, sarcastic, sometimes politically driven lyrics, hard as cracked asphalt sound, and an incredible live show Ingrid and the Defectors make you a believer that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well!

Slick and cool -- and steeped in the grand tradition of reckless abandon – Ingrid and the Defectors prove that Manhattan's decadent pavement is still a fertile spawning ground for provocative rock n' roll.