Song: “Ho, Ho, Ho!”
Retro chucklehead punk romping neck deep in garage guitars and Devo. You'd swear this song was written two decades ago. GROGGY BIKINI welcomes Santa Claus to town. If St. Nick heard this irresistibly campy track, he might just get his elves to run the company and take off on tour with GB.
Tinsilitis (Christmas album) Feedback Lounge
“Groggy Bikini - Turn On the Microwave and Dance to the Beep
I'm slightly biased because they're buds, but these guys are our own hyperkinetic version of Devo, and like Strong Killings, deserve some big Seattle love. Herky and jerky, spastic and fantastic, Groggy Bikini is fronted by Jon Hale, who used to lead the much-loved Gorilla back in the pre-grunge days of this here town. He teamed up with a bunch of young 'uns and together they just go over-the-top nuts on their debut. Play this right after Strong Killings and you may never need coffee again. Hope they drop off some CDs to our store soon! Meantime, listen here.”
Easy Street Records
“Moving back into the rock genre, we think you should hit up the Groggy Bikini set. As if the name weren't enough reason to check them out, they have a really fun and stupid sense of humor (we mean that lovingly). Hitting somewhere between rock and punk with a twinge of ridiculous, this band has to put on a great show. We haven't seen them live yet--and definitely looking forward to it tomorrow--but it's almost a given after hearing their lyrics that they act just as goofy in person as their music portrays.
“GrOggy biKini’s Jon Hale: “The October 1991 Sub Pop Single of the Month was my old group Gorilla. We were playing a lot, but one show in October stands out. It was Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Gorilla at The Commodore in Vancouver, B.C. It was one wild night!” Groggy Bikini (high-adrenaline surfskronk w/needles-&-pins power pop) plays the 2 Bit Saloon at 4 p.m. DL
Reverb(Seattle Weekly Music Publication)
Groggy Bikini takes huge victory in the pre-Reverb Festival festivities. Does this mean anything more than just making us feel good? Only time will tell on this one...Only time will tell.