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Have you ever thought what the ultimate band might sound like? Do you imagine a combination of rock’n’roll, punk, ska, goth, doo-wop mixed with a whole load of attitude?! If so, I’m about to make your day… this band exists!
They’re like an explosive three car pile up involving Elvis, The Specials and the Misfits which results in them being fused together to spawn a ghoulishly unmistakable and original sound. They’re called The Independents and their second full-length album released in 2001 is fittingly titled Back From The Grave, which was produced by Daniel Rey and Joey Ramone. Their debut album In For The Kill was put out in America in 1995 and this was followed in 1997 by an eight track mini album called Stalker.
I was so inspired by their music that one extremely cold black night, armed with my crucifix and a bag of very pressing questions, I went in search of The Independents' fiendish frontman Evil Presly and here’s what he had to say… Interview with Evil Presly
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