Louis Lingg and the Bombs are goddamn punk-rock-garage-pop-anarcho saviours of the 2 and half minute pop song. The bombs they throw are musical, they come from Paris (they could only come from Paris!) and they’ll grab you and demand your instant attention. Their sound is a mix of ultra-political anarchic punk rock and fizzing children’s nursery rhyme riot-pop. Laced with so much energy and a whole sonic attack of chaos and fizzy energy, they throw a crazy live party. They could start a riot in a phone box and regularly blow up little bars with pop Molotovs and bang bang boom boom punk rock energy!
The group is named after Louis Lingg, the famous Chicago anarchist who committed suicide on death row in 1887 after the first May Day protests. Some of their songs are ultra-political anarchic punk rock and some are children’s nursery rhyme riot-pop. ALL of their songs are full of fun-fun-fun pop hooks!
Their music is 100% DIY and is mostly recorded in their bedrooms. Made with cheap instruments and broken computers, their records sound great. Homemade DIY music doesn’t mean sub-standard. Their sound is a manic, punk rock explosion - a poppy riot starter.
They finished their first 7 track CD EP in December 2006. (www.indiz.fr/louislinggandthebombs) they played lots of concerts all over Paris and France with loads of rocking bands, national and international.
In September 2007, they released the single Princess Mononoke in the UK on ORG Records http://www.organart.demon.co.uk/singlesclub.htm
We have had radio play on many French radio stations as well as stations in Spain, Belgium, New York, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and XFM and Resonance FM in the UK. And many other continue to play our stuff. Cool!
In November 2007, they recorded 2 new songs for a 7-inch single that unfortunately never came out, Chomsky changed my life and Madonna is a corporate whore. Available free at http://www.jamendo.com/fr/album/17335
In December 2007, their song, Chomsky changed my life, was on the PPP Zine / Generation Extreme compilation (France). http://generation-extreme.com/PPP/compil.html
In January 2008, Chomsky Changed My Life was featured on the first Ferme de la Justice compilation (France) alongside great bands like I Love UFO. www.myspace.com/lafermedelajustice
Their song, Conspiracy, is on volume nine of the Netbloc compilations released by Blocsonic (USA). Blocsonic is run by a member of Slamjamz, Public Enemy’s record label. http://blocsonic.com/releases/show/netbloc-volume-9-lofi-adventures-on-planet-rheton
In March 2009, a live version of their song, Going Nowhere Fast, was featured on the Postghost live compilation along with some of the best live bands in France. www.myspace.com/postghostrecordings
In May 2009, they finished their new, full length album (18 songs!), Lullabies for Mutant Monkeys. Mastered in Brooklyn by Jon Cohrs from Spleenless mastering.
In October 2009, our song, La Menteuse, was featured on the ...Quite Useless Creative Commons Sampler alongside some great bands like Bomb the Music Industry! released by Heart Star Industries.
November 2009, their EP, Louis Lingg hates your laws comes out on Damaged Goods Records (www.damagedgoods.co.uk/). Legendary label of The Buzzcocks, Helen Love, Atari Teenage Riot, Asian Dub Foundation, Holly Golightly and many others! It’s cool and very rare that punk from France can get global exposure like this! They played concerts in London and Liverpool.
In September 2010 they released a 7 inch (the “Anarchist ‘til death” EP) with Close Up Records http://www.closeupprod.fr/products-louislinggENG.html from Paris.
In January 2011, their song, Louis Lingg, Anarchist was featured on the first Ca Douille! CD compilation.
Their song, Louis Lingg, Anarchist was on the Ca Douille! Compilation.
Their song, Zapatista was featured on a compilation for the EZLN revolutionary army of Mexico. Alongside Brujera and Mano Chao. http://nosolodepunkviveelhombre.blogspot.com/2011/04/va-abajo-y-la-izkierda-esta-el-korazon.html
Also in 2011 their song, Going Nowhere Fast on the second Ferme de la Justice 12 inch vinyl compilation.
In 2011 their song R.E.V.O.L.T. was featured on a Liverpool CD compilation.
Their music has been used extensively by film makers for film trailers, fashion videos, extreme sports, 2 animated films, kung fu film documentaries, computer game demos, car pimping films and more....
The line up:
Josh (ex-Tchiki Boum, ex-In Vitro. Producer of Underground Railroad (one little indian) and King of Conspiracy) on Vocals and Guitar.
Axel Danger Tulip (from The No Flag Project) on Bass and Vocals.
Arno Life (ex Versaillaise a moustache) on Guitar and Vocals.
Gilbertmuda (ex-The Troglodites, ex - Les Versaillaises a moustache) on Drums and Vocals.
Clem Phlegm (ex- Foxglove) on keyboards
Julie Hate (a great actress!) on vocals