Don’t let the glitter in their faces distract you from the fires in their eyes! Groans formed in 2015 when they noticed a lack of representation in their local scene. They write songs about police brutality, self love, & why dogs don’t deserve to have nightmares. In 2019 The Groans released their latest EP with Get Better Records.
“How can I even afford to be alive? How can I even afford to die?” bassist Annie wonders on “Earth Dweller,” the title track of The Groans’ 2019 album out on Get Better Records. “A paycheck should not determine my worth/In the end, we’re all pathetic humans destroying ourselves and the Earth.” The local queer-punk trio have a lot to be mad about, making their raw, feral style of punk feel relevant and timely. Annie rails about white-supremacist cops on “Blue (Lives Don’t Matter),” defends herself from trolls on “Internet Entitlement,” and criticizes school systems that favors “rich suburban kids” over poor students on “Rigged,” as guitarist Dewie and drummer Nadine hammer out a passionately aggressive punk attack. Even amid all their fury, The Groans show an endearing and yearning pop side on such reflective tunes as “Missing the Trees, Friends & Everything in Between.” ~ LA Weekly
Vox/Bass ~ Annie (she/they)
Guitar ~ Dewie (they/them)
Drums/Vox ~ Nadine (She/Her)