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I have some super exciting news thoooo. Our dear friend Lauran Hibberd just released her new single “How Am I Still Alive?” featuring yours truly (Lydia) and I really hope you love it as much as we do!,

We’re all teenage dirtbags really or have been. If you don’t think you are, then frankly you’re just too ashamed to admit it and I’m very, very disappointed in you. Lauran Hibberd is great, isn’t she? Teaming up with The Regrettes’ Lydia Night for new song ‘How Am I Still Alive?‘ sees Hibberd take thing to a whole other level as she continues to not-sleep her way into the stratosphere.

The track also has one of my favourite at home videos, with stupid concepts, brilliant artwork and – praise be- a really great looking dog. It’s probably not great for her fridge that she’s opening and shutting it more frequently than someone on their first week of furlough – and the mango chutney (other condiments are available) keeps catching my eye, rapidly making dinner plans against my best wishes.

Perfect for an early ’00s teen drama, who cares that this might be twenty years too late? It’s fun, catchy and an absolutely storming shits-out-in-the-open-now-mate-I’d-be-scared-if-I-were-you anthem. Her new EP Goober drops on 30th July, so not too long to wait until there’s more of this to devour.

“How Am I Still Alive?” (with Lydia Night) · Lauran Hibberd · The Regrettes eOne Music UK Released on: 2021-03-19

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Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe Los Angeles based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.

Lead by outspoken frontwoman, Lydia Night, and comprised of Genessa Gariano on guitar, Sage Nicole on bass and drummer Maxx Morando, the group have left the LA rock scene floored, managing to capture the hearts of jaded rock critics while opening for acts like Kate Nash, Jack Off Jill, Bleached, Pins, Deep Vally and more. With nothing but demos available online, the group are already beginning to generate hype, from outlets like NPR, and with NYLON already heralding them them as a “punk act you should be listening to”

The album ‘How Do You Love’ Out Now

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hi hi hi!!! okay wow, so much exciting stuff coming to you today. first off, our new single, and the video for our single, ‘i dare you’ is out now!!! second, WE ARE DROPPING OUR ALBUM ON AUGUST 9th. go pre-order ‘how do you love?’ now!!! lastly, we added more tour dates and can’t wait to come party with y’all. see you soon:)

love you all, lyd

New album ‘How Do You Love?’ coming August 9th, 2019

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When L.A. punks The Regrettes formed in 2015 and then released the “Feel Your Feelings Fool!” album two years later, they offered something refreshingly different to a scene in danger of stagnating. There was no forced snottiness or Hot Topic fashion, little in the way of tired ska influences — and it wasn’t overtly riot grrrl, either.

The Regrettes, are led by the inimitable Lydia Night — who previously smashed her way into many minds with her duo Pretty Little Demons — are not about posturing. They’re not postcard-punks, requiring a “uniform” of spiked hair, safety pins, and torn clothes. Rather, the band is all about real-life tales of their genuine experiences. Even that debut album title is a reference to not holding anything back.

The sound is a glorious mix of melodic punk rock and 1960s girl-group. The second Regrettes album is due out this summer and, judging by the “Dress Up” single that just dropped, power-pop elements have been added to the mix. It’s a potent brew. Night is the songwriter, and she’s gifted — poetry and melody are comfortable of bedfellows in her care. That said, on this new album, Night says that the other members have been more involved.

The new album is “so ready to go,” Night says. “It’s all done. I’m so fucking excited about it, oh my God. We’ve been working on it ever since our first one came out really, because of the writing. It’s been happening for a few years. Recording was about five weeks. I think every artist grows, some more obviously than others. We definitely have. This album’s a lot more of a collaboration between the band. It’s just different. I’m just older, and so the music feels more mature.”

“Dress Up” is a suave, driving pop-punk gem that Night says is indicative of the direction on the new record, while stressing that each tune is different. That’s great though, because there are shades of Joan Jett and Suzi Quatro badass-ery on there — and a bit of Chrissie Hynde, too. Night puts that all down to a newfound confidence that naturally comes through growth, as well as some of the cool jams that she’s been cramming into her rapidly evolving mind.

“I’ve been listening to a lot of early Strokes, a lot of Exploding Hearts, and The Replacements,” Night says. “Lots of Blondie. All over the place, really. But you can hear a lot of those particular things, I think, influencing this album. I’ve had an obsession with The Replacements. I’m a big power-pop person. This album’s a lot more like that.”

At the end of 2018, The Regrettes put out “Poor Boy,” a much-needed anti-Brett Kavanaugh anthem and a rare foray into politics. Night says that, while that song was something they had to get out of their system after watching the confirmation unfold on TV, they also knew that the album would be a much more personal affair.

“The album is a love story — the good and the bad,” Night says. “That’s what influenced it — falling in and out, and hating someone that you have also loved. Figuring it out. It goes through many extremes, to say the least. The Kavanaugh thing was something we wanted to get out because we were feeling it and knew that there wasn’t much of that on the album. So this is definitely kind of a personal, emotional album.”

Also not on the album is the cover of Queen’s classic “Don’t Stop Me Now,” recorded for a Silk ad campaign. It’s a genuinely thrilling take on the old standard: timely because of the recent Queen biopic plus the tours with Adam Lambert, but also exciting because of the injection of youthful, wild energy that The Regrettes add.

“We’re huge Queen fans,” Night says. “We actually did it for a commercial, and so when we got the call for that, we were like, ‘This is going to be so easy and fun because we love that song and are passionate about it already.’ ”

The Regrettes are preparing for a tour with Against Me!, and the band should be well-rested after they were forced to cancel a tour with Oakland indie-punks SWMRS because of some vocals issues for Night.

“I’m all good now,” she says. “It was really scary, but I’ll be OK. I’m just dealing with my shit. I’ve struggled with nodules and a lot of vocal issues, and had to cancel shows before. It’s a big concern when I start having flare-ups. My voice was really inflamed, and I think a big thing was we had just come off a six-week tour, that we had in-ears [custom-made monitors] the whole tour for the first time. That was such a big help for my voice, because you can hear yourself, you’re not pushing. Then the first show without in-ears in a long time, we pushed really hard. It’s not something to fuck with, and I’ve learned how extreme you need to be with it.”

Night says she’s never met the various members of Against Me!, but she’s inspired by singer Laura Jane Grace’s story. Above all, she’s excited because her dad introduced her to Against Me! when she was a kid — so she views these shows as a sort of “full circle” thing. As for the set, Night suggests that we’ll likely hear some new songs.

“A lot of fiery energy because we’re going to be so excited to be back up on stage, that’s for sure,” she says. “I actually have no idea if the Against Me! crowd will like us, but I’m ready to find out. We’re just gonna go for it.”

After that, there will be more touring. After all, this is only the beginning of the tour cycle in support of the new album. All the while, this excellent band will continue to evolve as they soak in the world around them and prepare for album number three.

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The Regrettes have dropped a new track, ‘Pumpkin’.
A taster of their forthcoming second album, it comes ahead of their UK support tour with Twenty One Pilots.

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PUMPKIN Is out now! go watch the lyric video(made by Genessa Gariano) and listen on all platforms. this is a special one to us.

The Los Angeles-based band, fronted by 18-year-old vocalist/guitarist Lydia Night, follow ‘California Friends’ and their recent cover of Queen’s classic ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, which was recorded for a national Silk ad spot that premiered during the Golden Globe Awards.

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Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.

Lead by outspoken frontwoman, Lydia Night, and comprised of Genessa Gariano on guitar, Sage Nicole on bass , the group have left the LA rock scene floored, managing to capture the hearts of jaded rock critics while opening for acts like Kate Nash, Jack Off Jill, Bleached, Pins, Deep Vally and more. With nothing but demos available online, the group are already beginning to generate hype, from outlets like NPR, and with NYLON already heralding them them as a “punk act you should be listening to”.

From the opening moments on a track by The Regrettes, we’re greeted with a wall of guitars, infectious melodies and a wistful nostalgia that continues right until the final notes. Taking cues from acts like Hinds and Hole, there’s a wistful sense of youth and vulnerability that lies at the heart of each song.

A song by The Regrettes is, essentially, a diary entry into Lydia’s life. “My music is a spectrum of every emotion that I have felt in the last year, and you can hear that when you hear the songs. Everything that is happening in my life influences me. It’s everything from boys, to friends, to being pissed off at people, to being really sad. Just everything.”

The most intoxicating draw of The Regrettes is their bashful, heart-on-your-sleeve temperament – writing urgent and fast-paced pop songs with a punk rock mentality. “The way that we write, it’s all based on honesty,” muses Lydia on the group’s punk aesthetic. “If I finish a song, I’ll just leave it – I won’t really go back to it. I like things to feel in the moment and I don’t want it to be perfect. If I work on something too much I lose it and get bored and I want to do the next one.”

First song, “A Living Human Girl,” best showcases the vulnerability of the group’s lyrics. Singing about a less than perfect complexion, a bra size that is considered smaller than most, and those little red bumps you get when you shave, The Regrettes aren’t afraid to embrace their imperfections. “Sometimes I’m pretty and sometimes I’m not”, sings Lydia over 60’s inspired guitar riffs and a kicked back drum beat. “I don’t remember exactly what sparked it, but I remember when I wrote those lyrics, I was just really angry.”

“There are times when you feel really insecure and you really don’t like yourself, so I wrote it for people who feel that and I wrote it for myself. I just felt like there wasn’t a song like that out there. A song that if I was feeling super shitty about myself, that I could listen to. I wanted something that would make girls and boys feel confident,” she explains.

Lydia’s not afraid to have her feelings on display. “I am not scared of anyone judging me, I don’t care. I don’t give a fuck if someone doesn’t like what I have to say. For every person that likes you, there’s a person that doesn’t like you. No matter what, if people can relate to the music then it’s worth it. That’s what is cool for me.” And at the end of the day, isn’t that what punk music is all about?

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hellooooo hello HELLO! here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. drum roll please… our new song “come through” is out today! not only is our new song out today, but the video directed by the fantastic goddess angel claire vogel, is out as well. we are really proud of this one. For many of us, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was a lot more representative of our high school years than Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Luckily for young adults, and honestly anyone who enjoys quality music, up-and-coming rock band The Regrettes is pumping out honest, relatable hits that don’t shy away from life-changing experiences, both good and bad. In fact, it’s those very experiences that inspire lead singer Lydia Night, 17, when she sits down to write.

you don’t have to be a teenager or young adult to get The Regrettes. The band — comprised of Night, Genessa Gariano (20, guitar), Sage Chavis (20, bass), and Maxx Morando (19) — just released it’s dreamy, ’70s-inspired music video for “Come Through,” which is a song Night said is all about the sometimes messy power dynamics in relationships.
“It’s really easy when you’re in an insecure time in your life to let someone walk all over you,” Night said. [This song is about] how you get used to that without even realizing it. This was about realizing that was happening in my life and kind of standing up for myself. It’s really just about not being someone’s bitch.”
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Lydia • Genessa • Sage • Maxx

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we love the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and we love this song. here’s our cover of “Soft Shock!” , this California punk rock band is more than force to be reckoned with. Frontwoman, Lydia Night, is everything you want in a lead singer: talented, dedicated and charismatic. It’s hard to imagine her and her über talented band anywhere but on a stage, playing their hearts out. Take the Spice Girls, the Ramones, and Bikini Kill and put them all in a blender. Take a sip of that mix and enjoy all that The Regrettes have to offer.

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Built upon a foundation of strength and self-awareness, The Regrettes are here to let you know that it’s OK to be you.  Lead by Lydia Night, and flanked by lifelong friends Genessa, Maxx, and Sage; the four-piece’s music possesses the Riot Grrrl spirit while also channeling bands like The Ronettes, Hole and The Crystals.

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The Regrettes cut “Feel Your Feelings Fool” is their 2017 debut, just a few months after the band’s formation, bashing it out in a few quick sessions. Maybe that’s why this album seems so urgent: it gallops forward at a breakneck pace, the music recorded not long after it was written. Energy alone can make for a good album but, fortunately for The Regrettes who are led by Lydia Night, who has a way with a hook and a knack for song construction.Night relies on certain classic pop tropes — girl group choruses pepper the album, she celebrates garagey riffs, and “Picture Perfect” slides into a Salt’N Pepa tribute,  this fondness for old-fashioned songwriting gives Feel Your Feelings Fool an understructure upon which The band thread feminism, sneering angst, and ecstasy. All these intertwined emotions give the album an emotional punch that complements its musical rush, a confluence of nervy energy .

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The Regrettes—the new poster children for local teen garage rock.” and “The Regrettes rocked with a ferocity and penchant for hooks that schools most indie rockers twice their age. They will surely run an empire in ten years tops.”

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The Regrettes are Lydia Night’s latest project with friends Genessa Gariano (guitar), Sage Chavis (bass) and drummer Maxx Morando. The Regrettes have been tearing up the LA club scene playing with Kate Nash, Peaches, Bleached, Deap Vally, PINS, La Luz and Summer Twins leaving L.A.’s jaded rock critics to write such things as “Everybody was Floored by The Regrettes—the new poster children for local teen garage rock.” and “The Regrettes rocked with a ferocity and penchant for hooks that schools most indie rockers twice their age. They will surely run an empire in ten years tops.”

Listen to Seashore on the latest album “Feel Your Feelings Fool”

The Band , Maxx (drums, live shows), Lydia (guitar, vocals), Sage (bass, vocals), Genessa (guitar, vocals)