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Baby’s Berserk’s forceful electronic-punk-tinged self-titled debut to be released on 22 September
Baby’s Berserk was born in a laboratory back in 2019. Tired of being in bands with unruly and unpredictable humans, Mano Hollestelle set out to create a group of high precision robots to create the post-punk sound he had in mind. His outdated technology of floppy disks and cassette tapes worked well to program the androids, until one day a 90s rave mixtape was mistakenly entered into his computer. House music is a feeling and the punk bots instantly got hooked on it upon hearing it for the first time. They could never be reset to factory settings again. Mano worked tirelessly with his androids, currently known by their humanoid names of Lieselot Elzinga, Puggy Beales and Eva Wijnbergen, to fulfill his evil plan to make the rockers dance and the dancers rock. Baby’s Berserk is the fiendish extension of this plot. Beware, the band’s bass driven grooves and computerized beats have been known to cast a spell upon all within earshot.
Following on the critically acclaimed singles ‘What I Mean’ (2020) and ‘Toxic Kisses’ (2022), Baby’s Berserk’s highly anticipated self-titled full-length is now finally about to see the light. Sonically designed for gritty rock venues as well as dance clubs, Mano’s lush compositions smoothly intertwine with the highly associative lyrics written by Puggy and Lieselot.
Poets and literary addicts may think they’ve just discovered the rock & roll equivalents of Sylvia Plath, Kurt Vonnegut and Allen Ginsberg. To tell you the truth: their wild guess is pretty accurate as the works by these greats lie scattered around the Baby’s Berserk studio for inspiration.
So what do the songs on ‘Baby’s Berserk’ tell you? That it’s totally fine to have lots of fun in life! To have a boyfriend as an accessory (‘Accessories’), to get inspired by Sponge Bob (‘Dancing with the Fish’) and to blend your spirits with mixers whenever the hell you feel like it (‘Rum ‘n’ Kola’).
Baby’s Berserk member Puggy Beales on ‘Limousine’: “Decant the wine from my tip jar to yours. Soon we’ll be on easy street, chauffeured home from the rat race each evening. Is it everything you’d hoped it would be?”
In the great tradition of Roxy Music, Throbbing Gristle and Malcolm McLaren, Baby’s Berserk readily blend their sounds with fashion. What you see is what you get and seeing Baby’s Berserk is feeling right at home. Lieselot is a visionary when it comes to stage presence. Have you always wanted to see an electronic band with a punk attitude perform wearing a mix of haute couture and Flintstone-style rags? Look no further, it’s Baby’s Berserk.
Baby’s Berserk is also very much about taking the freedom to be who you want to be, about being comfortable. Having played in all-girl punk bands since the age of 14, Lieselot is an expert on female empowerment. “Dress like a girl and act like a boy,” is a catchphrase she lives up to every day and it clearly is a message that resonates with the band’s wild fans.
2020 – What I Mean (Les Disques Bongo Joe)
2022 – Toxic Kisses (Les Disques Bongo Joe)
2023 – Dancing With The Fish (Toy Tonics)
2023 – Rum ‘n Kola (Toy Tonics)
2023 – My Accessories (Toy Tonics)
22 september – debutalbum – Baby’s Berserk (Toy Tonics)
About the songs;
RUM ‘N KOLA
Set sail on your all-inclusive cruise to the end of humanity. Yours to restore, if you so choose.
Make an impression. Tell them who you are without ever saying a word. Your shoes address the party
guests while your earrings share the latest gossip.
EAT YOUR DOLLAR
Invest, ingest, savour your savings. The forecast calls for only rainy days of squander ahead, so drop
that dollar into your safety-deposit esophagus.
Last to arrive, first to leave– if you can find the exit that is. Weave through the huddles of familiar
faces and play back that canned response a few more times. Anyone else in here feel a bit… stuffy?
Today’s protest graciously sponsored by your online and phone providers! Now keep on consuming so
we can’t hear that voice of yours.
Decant the wine from my tip jar to yours. Soon we’ll be on easy street, chauffeured home from the rat
race each evening. Is it everything you’d hoped it would be?
THE ACTUAL MOON LANDING CONVERSATION
We know the truth. We know what the martians had said about Neil and the boys and trust me, it’s
DANCING WITH THE FISH
Shake those scales! Shimmering like a disco ball. They’re a lovely dancer but tepid to your touch. Ah
well, still more lively than most dance partners. Now do the flop! Everyone’s doin’ it.