The Noise Figures are like a time machine channeling The Sonics and The Doors: They pass through 1960s garage and ‘70s psychedelia, taking in ‘90s alt-rock and modern fuzz along the way. The Athens-based duo is comprised of George Nikas (vocals, drums), already known to Greek audiences from his previous work with Zebra Tracks, and Stamos Bamparis (guitars, vocals), also known from his time with the grunge group Keyser Söze. In January 2012 they released their single ‘Bitter Taste’ and entered the studio to work on more material.
Sleepin Pillow’s music is not easily described by referencing other artists; you can find hints of Massive Attack, Porcupine Tree, Dead Can Dance and even Tool mixed with psychedelia and hints of traditional eastern music to form a thought-provoking Dionysian environment.
Muddle garage and punk, then infuse some old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Stir and serve. That’s pretty much the concept behind The Dark Rags, who formed in May of 2010 in Athens, initially as a three piece consisting of DD (vocals, guitar), Sidny Sinz (bass) and L.A. (drums, percussion).