Guns Los Angeles-based punk rock band PINK SLIPS–fronted by 17 year-old GRACE McKAGAN—are unleashing their self-described “shitty punk synth pop music” upon the world with self-released debut EP SAY L’OR VENUS.
The group recently shot a video for their album’s first single, “Foxy Feline,” which you can watch below.
The PINK SLIPS–McKAGAN, KEENAN BEVENS and TRENT PELTZ–made their live debut at the CBGB Festival last October and have been playing shows in legendary LA venues like The Troubadour and Viper Room. McKagan, who cites David Bowie, Blondie, Iggy Pop and Gwen Stefani as influences, says, “I want my songs to make people excited, to want to dance around, to throw things, to party with their friends, to cry, to feel.”
As the daughter of Duff McKagan, famed bassist for Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Walking Papers, Grace grew up surrounded by music and has always been drawn to the punk rock ethos, but feels strongly about having her music reach the masses. “My goal for the Pink Slips is to break the internet punk scene to the mainstream,” says McKagan.
The PINK SLIPS’ attitude and music evokes the spirit of an era past, when the burgeoning punk scene instilled no boundaries or rules, combined with the group’s love of modern pop. McKagan says the music is “a tribute to today’s obsession with romanticizing intergalactic fantasies.” Listening to SAY L’OR VENUS, you can hear the raw guitar/girl power on “Foxy Feline” and “Bratty Attitude” and the cosmic influence on “Googlie Eyes” and “Meet You At The Moon.” “When people come to our shows I want them to feel as if they are in CBGB watching Blondie back in the 70’s. I want them to feel as if they’re going through a time warp that worships punk rock yet appreciates our youth and pop music today.”