The city of Geelong in Australia is an important port city, exporting everything from cars and wool to meat and petroleum. We who are more than normally interested in music can also enjoy that the band Warped from Geelong export music to the whole world.
Warped are a 3-piece band that have been around the traps for 30 years and are highly respect scene veterans. Warped have earned a deal with Golden Robot Records and their new single Raised By Goats was dropped on 8th December.
Warped bring you a crunchy hard garage sound that blends in some chunky desert rock with an added Henry Rollins-esque aggression. Raised By Goats features crunching riffs and bombastic beats that are matched by intense and angsty vocals. It is highlighted by tongue in cheek lyrics about cults and urban myth conspiracy theories.
Barely into high school, Ben Watkins with his childhood accomplice in hi-jinx, Cris Wilson, formed Warped in their hometown of Geelong. Cris Wilson on drums, Ben Watkins on guitar. 30 years later they are considered veterans of the Aussie Rock ’n’ roll scene. Warped now stand as a solid 3-piece Benny, Cris and Sammy on bass. In 2018 Warped released Bolt From The Blue. This record is just the latest in a large catalogue of blistering rock ’n’ roll.
Warped have been fortunate to share the stage with some of the bands that they love and who helped mould their sound and shape their musical inclinations. Playing with The Melvins, Fu Manchu, Wayne Kramer, Dinosaur Jr and The Dwarves, as well as buddies – Magic Dirt, Bored and Asteroid B612.
Warped have been quoted as «An evolving rock ’n’ roll ANIMAL»! If you dig timeless, hard, fast and original rock ’n’ roll then Warped needs a listen. For 30 years Warped have evolved and created a sound like no other.