The Rezillos ripped into the rock scene with their inimitable molten attitude and created their unique left-field brand of new wave/punk rock and roll. The speed at which they gathered a following took the band by surprise. Formed in Edinburgh, in 1976, although emerging at the same time as other bands in the punk rock movement, the Rezillos did not copy anyone! They took a more light-hearted approach to their songs, preferring to describe themselves at the time as “a New Wave beat group”.
The Rezillos off-kilter three minute sparkling pop gems and a unique visual style, was steeped in a culture of bad boys, bad girls, bad movies and great rock and roll. Airings on John Peel’s radio show and legendary performances on Top of the Pops and The Old Grey Whistle Test showcased the band’s creative energy and classic singles “My Baby Does Good Sculptures”, “Top of the Pops” and “Destination Venus” signalled critically acclaimed milestones for the band. Their landmark album “Can’t Stand the Rezillos” reached the top 10 in the UK album chart and is lauded as a punk classic. If you haven’t caught a live performance from these guys before, you are in for a treat.