ABOUT THE RED LOCUSTS
Paul Ramone – Guitar, Vocals
Scotty Skuffleton – Bass, Vocals
Skippy Skuffleton – Drums, Vocals
Duncan Sweets – Keyboards, Vocals
Beau Weevil – Guitar, Vocals
Once in a great while, fans and scholars of the specific music genre known as “power
pop” will unearth an album by a new or heretofore unknown artist and instantly and
collectively cheer with unabashed glee.
It’s been a while, but in May of 2021 the Los Angeles based label Lollipop Records will release such an album by a never-before heard of band called THE RED LOCUSTS. The debut album features 10 songs of classic pop rock with impeccable musicianship and vocals, masterful production, lush arrangements, instantly memorable melodies and fat, sticky choruses that deliver instantly classic pop rock.
Not much is known about the band or its members but what is made clear by their
impressive debut album, the music stands out in today’s bland audio landscape. Fans
of The Weeknd or Machine Gun Kelly...The Red Locusts are not for you. The music is
clearly and hugely influenced by classic pop and rock. Fans of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Jellyfish, Fountains Of Wayne, ELO, Big Star, The Move, The Raspberries, and the like will get what The Red Locusts are pushing.
While it’s been heavily rumored that the members of the band have toured and
recorded with musical legends such as Ringo Starr, Elton John, David Lee Roth, Rick
Springfield, Toto, Electric Light Orchestra, Spinal Tap, The Flash, Badfinger, Coheed
and Cambria, and Brian Wilson...as of the date of the writing of this bio, none of this
can be confirmed or denied by the band or Lollipop Records.
“We’ve been accused of ripping off everyone from The Beatles to Rivers Cuomo and
frankly, who gives a toss,” says vocalist and guitarist Paul Ramone. “I come from the
actual birthplace of modern power pop, Brooklyn! The Red Locusts are simply writing
and recording what we’re into...great rock and roll.”
“Exactly,” seconds bassist and vocalist Scotty Skuffleton. “I’m happy people compare
Paul’s vocals to Rick Springfield but frankly, Rick couldn’t hold Paul’s jock strap in the
studio or on the stage.”
Adds brother Skippy, “at the end of the day, who cares about who is in this band? Who cares that Paul Ramone is an insufferable jerk? Who cares if Ringo Starr didn’t like what I played for him? Morrissey and Liam Gallagher love us and that is all that
CD is hand-signed (sorry, no custom signatures available).
- Under the Rainbow
- Another Bad Day for Cupid
- Sons and Daughters
- Miss Daisy Hawkins
- Glow Worm
- Insert Your Name Here
- Vanity Skies
- Deep Blue Sea
- Loves is Going to Save the Day