“Who knew that even in punk, practice could make perfect?” – SPIN
“…the group’s best so far!” – NPR’s All Songs Considered
“The Coathangers are mad as hell on Nosebleed Weekend.” – The FADER
“…the trio consistently pushes itself into new territory with every release.” – Interview Magazine
“Though they may have lived a decade-long adrenaline rush, The Coathangers’ persistence and motivation is as present as ever on Nosebleed Weekend.” – She Shreds
“…it’s a nasty, jagged piece of rockabilly-influenced punk rock, the kind nobody makes often enough anymore.” – Stereogum
“…spiky garage rock guitars and a clap-along chorus that bridges the gap between power pop and no wave dissonance.” – Consequence of Sound
“…reminiscent of the garage rock sound of 2014’s Suck My Shirt yet slightly rougher, showcasing Stephanie Luke’s raspy vocals.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Much like their Atlanta-scene peers Black Lips, The Coathangers have morphed from their shambolic punk beginnings and expanded their sound to encompass garage and pop.” – LA Weekly
When The Coathangers started up in 2006, their aspirations were humble. “I think all bands in their early twenties start for fun,” says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel when talking about their early years of cheeky no-wave and irreverent garage rock. But Julia and her bandmates, Meredith Franco (bass/vocals) and Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals) were serious about their craft, and that combination of modest outside expectations and absolute dedication to their music made for exhilarating live shows and contagious records.
Ten years later, The Coathangers are still going strong, and while their palette has expanded over the years to touch upon hip-shakin’ classic rock, soulful country ballads, and golden oldies pop, their primary attack strategy still relies heavily on the jagged hooks and boisterous choruses of their formative years. Their fifth album Nosebleed Weekend retains all the devil-may-care magnetism and serrated instrumentation of their debut, but it flourishes with a decade’s worth of songwriting discipline and chemistry.
Nosebleed Weekend is out now on Suicide Squeeze Records.