“It seems that new garage generation in Greece is very active with some really cool new bands! One of them is the almost female band The Mongrelettes (with four wylde girls and one guy). They’ ve been in action since 2009. Two of them were also members in other cool garage bands in the past. Marika was the lead singer of The B Sides and Chris was the organ player of The Teddy Boys From The Crypt and The Psykicks. The sound of Mongrelettes is influenced by the 60’s US garage, the 60’s French beat and the 80’s n garage revival sounds!
I saw them live in their first gig in January 2010, when they supported the Magnificent Brotherhood from Germany. It was a nice surprise for me and I was impressed by their fresh sound, the sweet female vocals and their farfisa driven garage beat stomps.
Their new 7”ep on the very active Fuzz Overdose Records delivers 4 great original songs. A-side contains the French garage beat song “Mon mec a moi” (that’s gonna make you move your feet with its organ driven shakin’ rhythm }and the amazing moody garage song “My baby is gone” that finishes with an explosive rhythm driven by Silver’s hits and Marika’s screams. On B-side the amazing “You got me crying” with Marilou’s fuzzy guitars, Penny’s exciting bass lines and Chris’ great farfisa sound brings in my mynd some really cool female garage bands from the States in the 80’s like the Pandoras and The Brood. The EP closes with the stormy garage punk stomp “Take it easy” showing the wyld part of the band!!! Excellent debut 7”ep by The Mongrelettes. Don’t miss to see them live!!!”