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The best kept secret in music


"The Ettes Press Quotes"


They're lucky #13 in the UK's Piccadilly Records' top 100 for 2006, Filter calls 'em a buzz band, Billboard acknowledges they exist, but what are people REALLY saying about THE ETTES?

"The Ettes are it." - Falling James, LA WEEKLY*

"The debut album Shake the Dust from this co-ed garage three-piece is snotty and well-styled." - Time Out New York

"Garage rock outfit The Ettes don't do fan kicks, but they do play lush, '60s-inspired garage rock. The vocals evoke Nancy Sinatra and the riffs recall the Stooges, but the hairstyles are pure Jackie O." -

"This LA-based trio debuts with an irresistible, high-energy blend of 60s garage-punk and girl-group pop." -

"The sound on Shake the Dust is undeniably original, the punchy song style and angular structure gives the album modern value, and the fuzz marinates the sound with unshakable tradition." - Christopher Petro, West Coast Performer Magazine

"Built on a strong foundation of 60's garage rock, London beat, and classic American punk, the Ettes aren't messing around when it comes to playing and creating music... lead singer/guitarist Coco, decked out in go-go boots and 60's frock, channels a hybrid of Nancy Sinatra and Holly Golightly on her succulent vocals and Karen O. screams, bass player Jem layers on some slick basslines, and drummer Poni is out of this world." - Carlo Garcia, Radio Free Chicago

"These are songs for the new millenium, yet they trigger sense memories of late nights spent as a kid with ears glued to the AM radio, soaking in the Stones, the Yardbirds, Motown and the classic productions of Phil Spector... they are, make no mistake, a goddam American band." - Fred Mills, Stomp and Stammer**

"We liken a bite of The Ettes to ordering fish and chips at the local diner- satisfies your appetite without leaving all the comforts of home. While Coco (guitar/vocals) lends a decidedly brit feel to the mix, Poni (drums) and Jem (bass) reaffirm their traditional stateside punk sensibility." -

"Yes, it happens to me several times a year, maybe even a month, where I find my new favorite band... Their girl-lead, blues-inspired garage rock is sharp and pulsing and induces a state of air-guitaring and posturing." -

"The Ettes have found perfect pop rock." -
"In November of 2005 they robbed a taco bell, embezzled from B M I and hocked everything they owned to finance their pilgrimage to London to record with the infamous Liam Watson at the equally infamous Toe Rag Studios...the result was refreshing and amazing and when I heard it for the first time I was completely knocked out..." - Long Gone John, Sympathy For the Record Industry
- Multiple Publishers


"Shake the Dust" - LP/CD (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
"Dead and Gone/Get Out" - 7" Single (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
"From the Songbook of Greg Cartright" - 7" split with The Fondas (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
"Dead and Gone", "No More Surprises" and many other tracks are being spun by college radio stations around the country. The Ettes were #96 on the CMJ top 200 in October.


Feeling a bit camera shy


THE ETTES are a funny lot. Three charismatic and creatively diverse individuals who separately moved from New York City to Los Angeles “just because” found themselves in a band and on a roll.

Coco, a country singer and songwriter from the southeast, found inspiration and a cause with Poni, a born-and-raised New Yorker with boundless energy and a beat attack like none other. When the two met up with Jem - previously his own front man and songwriter, brilliant with melodies and a powerful performer – they knew they’d found it.

Since their inception in early 2004, THE ETTES have taken the L.A. scene by the collar and given them a solid shake – and it hasn’t stopped there. Recording their debut album Shake the Dust (Sympathy for the Record Industry) in London with the king of vintage modern sound, Liam Watson, at his infamous Toe Rag Studios, THE ETTES made a very serious dent in the world of neo-punk and garage rock-and-roll. Songs like “Beggars” swell with a Phil Spector-esque sonic wall while the record’s first single “Dead and Gone” rocks with a tick-tocking beat attack and fuzzed out guitars.

While comparisons to the White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs aren’t uncommon, THE ETTES have a powerful sound that is without comparison. Fueled by their love of ‘60s beat, rock and pop (the Beatles, the Rolling Stones) and American punk rock and country (the Stooges, Patsy Cline) THE ETTES have a sound all their own. Sharing the stage with everyone form the New York Dolls to the Go-Go’s, their energetic live show never fails to capture the audience and leave them wondering what just happened and why the air around them feels so electric... THE ETTES take it all in stride, touring relentlessly all over the U.S. and UK, with the world beyond waiting impatiently for a dose of excitement, electricity and pure rock-and-roll from this new American band.


LABEL: Sympathy for the Record Industry |