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Since first emerging from New York's Lower East Side one year ago, Ingrid & The Defectors has sent audiences reeling with their sensationally messy Garage, Punk-Pop n' Roll Sound -- acres of attitude with the songs to back it up.
The group's ascent reflects the metamorphosis of vocalist/songwriter Ingrid Pedersen , who lead her previous band Charm School to rock ‘n’ roll notoriety alongside guitar player Yv. Charm School was a band regularly seen sharing the bill with acts such as Joey Ramone, D Generation, The Dictators and other LES punk legends. Ingrid a shy girl who found her voice in a loud rocking` band, and It’s obviously where she belongs.
When Ingrid and Yv decided to move on from Charm School they wanted to start fresh. That’s when they approached Steven Fallon who fronted his own band Beauty School Drop Outs and was in the last carnation of Charm School to play bass. Steven brings the thunder and the fun to the band.The missing piece to their vision was Jeanne Carno, a known drummer from the scene who had what they were looking for. A cool slick approach to drumming in the style Keith Moon and Charlie Watts with a punk rock vibe.
But ultimately Ingrid & The Defectors are firmly rooted in the here and now, and their single Black Listed\ Tonight catches the manic chemistry between Ingrid, Yv, Steven and Jeanne.
Catchy songs, sarcastic, sometimes politically driven lyrics, hard as cracked asphalt sound, and an incredible live show Ingrid and the Defectors make you a believer that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well!
Slick and cool -- and steeped in the grand tradition of reckless abandon – Ingrid and the Defectors prove that Manhattan's decadent pavement is still a fertile spawning ground for provocative rock n' roll.