Dirty Water Records

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Lorna Tiefholz (http://gigsandpencils.wordpress.com)




  • Tina Swasey - Lead Vox & Trumpet
  • Simon Wild - Guitars & Vox
  • Kieran Ridgers - Saxophone
  • Veronica Arcila - Bass
  • Alex De Renzi - Drums


'Oh! Gunquit are a London based 5-piece Rumble-Bop, Surf-Punk Band who concoct a brew of Raw R&R, Wild GarageRock, and Twisted Freak-a-Billy. The nucleus of the band started in 2010 after Tina (Vocals/Trumpet) & Simon (Guitar/Vocals) became neighbours and frequenting the same sweaty cellar dance nights around town. They formed the band around the idea of creating a new and vibrant blend of Primitive Surf, Garage-Punk, Exotica & RocknRoll. Oh! Gunquit are named in part to a town in Maine US which was an artists colony in the 1800's originally coined by the Abenaki Indians and also in part to the idea of all guns quitting. The Soundtrack to B-Movies, Road Trips, & Adventuring….Live the band are a blur of Howling Vocals, Horns, Buzzsaw Guitars, Rumbling Toms, and Exotic R&R fun.' 


"OGQ are a refreshingly non-stop party of sound; a melting pot of rock n roll voodoo madness and pure unadulterated aural expression, perhaps the perfect soundtrack to a hedonistic roadtrip yet to be made. Mixing The Cramps and The B-52's and putting their own stamp on it" -Vive Le Rock Magazine

 “Where the Squares don’t fit, you’ll find OH! GUNQUIT….”

OH! GUNQUIT - have released two sold-out  limited 7" singles through Rough Trade on their own label, the second of which was ‘Single of the Week’ in Artrocker Magazine. In 2013 their track ‘Bad Bad Milk’ was released in Japan on garage-rock compilation featuring the band ‘5,6,7,8’s’ and in December 2014 the single ‘Sinkhole’ was released on One Little Indian Imprint -WINWIN Records.  In March 2015 the band released their debut Album 'Eat Yuppies & Dance' on Dirty Water Records. The singles have all been played on BBC6 on shows such as Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, & Tom Ravenscroft with also plays on Huey Morgan’s BBC Radio 2 show.  Their album track 'Hope In Hell' was recently featured on a covermount CD for Germany's Dynamite Magazine and their album was chosen as record of the week and heavily featured on National Spanish radio RTVE in May 2015 plus many print reviews & interviews  in Italy's Blow Up magazine, UK's Vive Le Rock, & France's Arbus Dangereux. Also the band recorded two live sessions on London's only Arts Radio Station Resonance FM. Live shows they have played include many events/festivals all over UK such as Field Day, Offset, Hop Farm, Hipsville, Franklin Fest and FarmFestival.  They have also performed shows for festivals & events in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal & Spain.  The band have supported other acts such as Fat White Family, Public Service Broadcasting, Black Lips Producer King Khan & the Shrines (US), Andrew Weatherall, The Pandoras (US), Kinoco Hotel (Japan) & shows at the Danny Boyle curated Shuffle Film Festivals. Oh! Gunquit have recently recorded an EP with Detroit Record Producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Gories, The Dirtbombs, Detroit Cobras) with which an new 7" single (with accompanying video) is due to come out September 2016 on Trash Wax records + a limited edition cassette released by Burger Records imprint Weiner Records due out in November 2016. Currently the band are working on their 2nd Album due out early 2017.


Lorna Tiefholz (http://gigsandpencils.wordpress.com)


Dirty Water Records London