“This! That! This! That!”
Call them whatever you want…just don’t call them late for dinner!
Although they might be a square peg in a round hole, they may just fit somewhere within this heavily hyphenated description:
Quirky-Prog Pop-Art Rock-Avante Garde--Cabaret Metal-Horror Punk-with a tinge of Industrial, Goth and Dark Wave.
Once upon an awkward adolescence, there was a girl that tripped often and spoke very little, a boy who ate too much junk food, but spoke a lot, and his identical twin that hit things and spoke even more. Then along came a pianist with very wiggly fingers and a baseball bat. Hence...the musical misadventures unfolded.
Having theatrical roots, Stolen Babies formed from a 12+ member
performance troupe named The Fratellis. Horns blared, over sized dolls jumped out of toy boxes, squabbles were had, and babies were stolen,turned into flies and fed to giant spiders. Eventually, the blundering theatrics came to an end, but the four stuck together to create more emotionally focused songs with a new band name taken from one of the skits entitled, "Stolen Babies," performed by their old incarnation.
The band’s musical style is a cauldron of ideas that serves up a
wonderful variety of vibrant styles meshed together into a pure chaotic frenzy. And it works.
Following the release of their debut album "There be Squabbles Ahead" Stolen Babies are putting the final touches to their highly anticipated second full length studio album due out in 2012.