Dutch group 45ACIDBABIES is comprised of Sophia de Geus, Daniel Brem, Sam Verbeek and Giorgio Paquay, four inherently different creative personalities hellbent on somehow making it work. The band is rapidly gaining international fanfare and acclaim with their combustible, boundary-blurring shows, shrewdly incorporating elements of hip hop, dance punk, garage rock, and pop. This bold, all-embracing approach is extended by often bizarre stage visuals and props.
Whether it’s on stage or holed up in their (self-coined) Paisley Kaas studio space (singer/guitarist Sophia happens to be a rabid Prince-fan), 45ACIDBABIES scramble moods and stylistics into their own breakneck inner logic, bending and contorting the pop’s rulebook within the sheer lawlessness of cartoon physics. Furthermore, you can dismiss this foursome as escapist oddballs at your own ignorance. The recording sessions for long-awaited debut LP Amber19 – released October 5 independently – were in fact underpinned by crisis after crisis: perpetual brokenness, substance abuse, toxic relationships and close friends dying far too young.