Leather Girls ﬁrst unleashed their ferocious style of garage rock upon their hometown of Austin, Texas in 2015 after Erik Camacho (guitar/lead vox) and Mike Garrido (guitar/vox) met and bonded over their shared aﬃnity for Billy Childish, 60s garage punk, Los Dug Dugs, and obscure tropicalia. The timing was perfect as Mike had just moved from New Orleans, and Erik was looking for a new project in Austin after his garage-punk band from San Antonio, Low Times, had just played its ﬁnal show. The songs came about almost immediately, and Dillon Fernandez was soon added into the mix on drums along with Deborah White on bass.
The four-piece quickly garnered a reputation for their high energy live performances featuring a distinctive range of blistering fuzz, punk, and psych-- all accented with a hint of homegrown Texas twang. They became favorite and frequent show partners with local heavy hitters Ringo Deathstarr and Holy Wave while also sharing bills with touring legends like Holly Golightly, The Dictators, and Mr. Airplane Man.
Their highly anticipated self-titled debut album set for released June 2nd via Yippee Ki Yay Records captures the dynamism of their raw, airy, and raucous live sounds - much like a brick of $8 ﬁrecrackers set oﬀ in a metal trash can and then shoved in the trunk of a Chevy Nova.
released June 2, 2017
Video for "She" by Leather Girls directed, shot, and edited by Andy Ray Lemon Of Austin, Texas.