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Bad Motivator

Bad Motivator

Spokane, WA


Bad Motivator is a boisterous, garage-rock, punk outfit from the Inland Northwest. Coming from Spokane, Wa, Bad Motivator delivers loud, fast, surf and fuzz driven rock n’ roll, which is complimented by Ian Nelson’s cynical and frigid lyrics. Bad Motivator takes pride in the organic camaraderie between members Ian, Joey, Garrett, and Scottie, which drives show-goers in during their live sets showcasing their sarcastic sense of humor, the sonic connection of their musicianship, and the playful banter that occurs between songs.

Bad Motivator was established July 2017, when Nelson set out to create music inspired by the punk-Godfathers of the 70’s with a modern, garage-rock flare, that had pleased his sonic senses since his teenage years. Bad Motivator has since then signed with up-and-coming record label CorpoRat Records. In June of 2019, Bad Motivator released their debut album “Pleasure Island” and have plans to release an EP in the coming Winter.