Press information: “The Gee Strings”
Undoubtedly, The Gee Strings are one of the outstanding ´77 punkrock bands in Europe. With authentic and sovereign raw energy, they passionately blast their 2 minute songs through the speakers, always with the optimal doses of sex, sweat, and rock & roll.
Influenced by the Sex Pistols, Heartbreakers, The Stooges, and of course, the Ramones, The Gee Strings create their own convincing punk rock & roll of international quality, not only regarding their live performance. Their dirty, catchy songs, somewhere between Detroit and New York ´74 and London ´77, are crowned with the voice and inimitable stage show by female lead singer Ingi Pop.
Their third album “Arrest Me” brought out by the American punkrock label Dead Beat Records, has received celebratory reviews in fanzines everywhere. All Gee Strings recordings have by now also been released by various South American labels (see the discography). A Best Of Compilation is released on Revell Yell Music in Japan.
Since 1994 they have performed over 600 live shows in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, France and Spain on occasions with Turbonegro, The Stitches, Antiseen and Dead Moon. They have also been on the same ticket touring with the Buzzcocks and The Lurkers. Their 2002 and 2003 tours through Brazil were, not to say the least, full of adventure and inspiration.
Ingi Pop (often named Germany´s Joan Jett) who´s rock´n´roll lifestyle has irreparably taken one set of her vocal chords and guitarjunkie Bernadette (over 6-foot tall, effeminately made-up and rarely seen without a guitar in his hands) started the band in the early nineties. Furthermore, Bernadette is busy with recordings and gigs around Europe playing with The 60´s Garage Punksters The Morlocks and played with US – Punk Rock legends Sonny Vincent (ex - Testors) and Scott “ Deluxe” Drake (The Humpers). Nelson on bass and Maxi on drums make up the perfect line up.
Whereas the 4 th longplayer “ A Bunch Of Bugs” has been released on the US Label Dead Beat Records once again, the vinyl version is this time also available on Stereodrive / Greenhell Records in Germany. In Japan, a CD version came out on Attitude Records. A brandnew 7 " is coming up in spring 2015 on No Front Teeth Records! The 5 th longplayer “ I´m So Gee !!” will be out in 2016! Out in Spain on Ghost Highway and KOTJ Records and in France on Adrenaline Fix Music and Strychnine Records.
- Brazil: Red Star Records + 13 Records
- France: Adrenalin Fix Music
- Germany: Wanda Records / Stereodrive! Green Hell Records / HSI Records
- Japan: Revel Yell Music + Attitude Records
- Spain: Ghost Highway Records / KOTJ / El Beasto Records
- Switzerland: Sprinter Records
- UK: No Front Teeth Records
- US: Dead Beat Records
- 1997 - 10” / CD "The Gee Strings" on High Society International
- 1999 - LP / CD "Alternative Losers" on High Society International
- 2000 - 7” "Bad Reputation" on Stereodrive!Green Hell Records
- 2002 - CD Re-release "The Gee Strings" + "Alternative Losers" on 13 Records, Brazil
- 2002 - LP / CD "Arrest Me" on Dead Beat Records, USA + Red Star Records, Brazil
- 2004 - CD "16 Tracks of non-stop punkrock" – Best Of The Gee Strings Revel Yell Music, Japan
- 2006 - LP "A Bunch Of Bugs" on Stereodrive!Green Hell Records
- CD "A Bunch Of Bugs" on Dead Beat Records, USA
- 2008 - 7” "No Good (For You)" on Sprinter Records, Switzerland
- 2009 - CD "A Bunch Of Bugs" on Attitude Records, Japan
- 2012 - Split 7" "The Gee Strings/Scott ´Deluxe Drake´ on Ghost HighwayRecordings, Spain
- 2015 - 7” "I will get you" on No Front Teeth Records, UK
- 2016 - LP "I'm So Gee" on Adrenalin Fix Music, Ghost Highway Recordings, Stryckhnine production, KOTJ Records