The Regrettes

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The Regrettes
The Regrettes performing in 2016. From left to right: Gariano, Night, Chavis
The Regrettes performing in 2016. From left to right: Gariano, Night, Chavis
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–present
LabelsWarner, Black Rainbow
Members
  • Lydia Night
  • Genessa Gariano
  • Brooke Dickson
  • Drew Thomsen
Past members
Websitetheregrettes.com

The Regrettes is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles. The band is led by frontwoman Lydia Night.[1][2] They released three studio albums on Warner Bros. Records: Feel Your Feelings Fool! (2017),[3][4][5][6] How Do You Love? (2019), and Further Joy (2022).

History[edit]

2015: Early career and Hey! EP[edit]

When We Were Young Festival @ The Observatory 04/08/17
When We Were Young Festival @ The Observatory 04/08/17

Prior to the formation of the band, lead vocalist Lydia Night met guitarist Genessa Gariano, bassist Sage Chavis, and drummer Maxx Morando in music school.[2][3] At the time, Gariano, Chavis and Morando were in a band together,[7] called "Genessa"[8] and Night was in the two-piece band Pretty Little Demons (who changed their name to The Regrettes in the last few months of life) with drummer Marlhy Murphy. Both of the bands played a concert together, but soon after[9] Murphy departed from the band after the release of their EP "Hey!" on October 16, 2015,[10] leading to Night asking Gariano, Chavis, and Morando to join. The "Hey!" EP was eventually discovered by a representative at Warner Brothers, which would eventually led to them signing the band.[11] In 2016, the band toured with both Tacocat and Sleigh Bells, opened for Kate Nash, and performed at South by Southwest.[2][12][13]

2015-2017: Feel Your Feelings Fool![edit]

When We Were Young Festival @ The Observatory 04/08/17
When We Were Young Festival @ The Observatory 04/08/17

In 2015, the band's independent release led to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.[14] Their first album was produced by Mike Elizondo and their first single, "A Living Human Girl", was released in June 2016.[15] Other singles followed including "Hey Now", "Hot", and "Seashore."[16][17] On January 13, 2017, the band released its debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!.[1] In May 2017, the band announced a summer headlining tour which includes stops at Summerfest and Riot Fest.[6] On February 9, 2018, the band released the single "Come Through," from their EP Attention Seeker, released on February 23, 2018.[18] It was accompanied by a music video. On May 9, 2018, the band announced Morando's departure.[19] On May 22, 2018, the tour bus containing all their belongings was stolen from outside the Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK where they later played a sold-out gig. [20] On May 31, 2018, the band contributed the sixth Hamildrop, a cover of the song "Helpless". Lin-Manuel Miranda credited producer Mike Elizondo as having suggested the idea.[21] On September 3, 2018, the band announced Sage Chavis' departure,[22] being replaced by Violet Mayugba.[19]

2018-2021: How Do You Love?[edit]

On November 28, 2018, the band announced the departure of Mayugba and recruitment of Brooke Dickson as their new bass player.[23] From February 6 to March 17, 2019, The Regrettes were the opening act of Twenty One Pilots' European leg of The Bandito Tour.[24]

On June 18, 2019, The Regrettes announced their second studio album, How Do You Love?. The album was released on August 9, 2019.[25]

2021-present: Further Joy[edit]

The Regrettes released their third studio album, Further Joy, on April 8, 2022.[26]

Musical style[edit]

The Regrettes' musical style has been labeled as punk rock,[27][14] riot grrrl,[28][29] garage pop,[12][13] and garage punk,[30][31] featuring elements of garage rock, '60s doo-wop and surf music,[29] rockabilly,[32] and pop music.[30] Michael Bialas, a writer at PopMatters described their sound as "girl-group power-pop punk"[23] In an article by Culture Collide, their style was described as "Channeling classic doo-wop through a catchy garage-punk filter" and as bringing "a level of impassioned aggression to tried-and-true pop structures, creating a compelling product with significant crossover appeal."[31]

Lyrically, their music has been described as following themes such as women's empowerment,[23] feminism,[31] politics,[33] and love.[34] In an article by The Verge, their lyrics were described as "brash and unapologetic".[35]

They also cite musical influences including Bikini Kill, L7, 7 Year Bitch,[36] Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Ronettes, Hole,[37] The Crystals, Lesley Gore and Patsy Cline.[38]

Band members[edit]

Current lineup

  • Lydia Night – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards (2015–present), lead guitar, bass (2015)
  • Genessa Gariano – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2015–present)
  • Brooke Dickson – bass, keyboards, backing vocals (2018–present)
  • Drew Thomsen – drums, backing vocals (2018–present)

Past members

  • Maxx Morando – drums (2015–2018)
  • Marlhy Murphy – drums, backing vocals (2015)
  • Sage Chavis – bass, backing vocals (2015–2018)
  • Violet Mayugba – bass, backing vocals (2018)

Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Hey Now" (2015)[10]
  • "A Living Human Girl" (2016)
  • "Hey Now" (2016)
  • "Hot" (2016)
  • "Seashore" (2016)
  • "Marshmallow World" (Bing Crosby cover) (2016)
  • "Back in Your Head" (Tegan and Sara cover) (2017)
  • "Come Through" (2018)
  • "Helpless" (Hamilton cover) (2018)
  • "California Friends" (2018)[39]
  • "Poor Boy" (2018)
  • "Don't Stop Me Now" (Queen cover) (2018)
  • "Pumpkin" (2019)[40]
  • "Dress Up" (2019)
  • "I Dare You" (2019)
  • "Holiday-ish" (ft. Dylan Minnette) (2019)
  • "What Am I Gonna Do Today" (2020)
  • "I Love Us" (2020)
  • "Monday" (2021)
  • "You're So F*cking Pretty" (2021)
  • "That's What Makes Me Love You" (2022)
  • "Anxieties (Out Of Time)" (2022)
  • "Barely On My Mind" (2022)

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Kot, Greg (March 30, 2017). "Regrettes channel rage, redemption in grrrl power songs". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Dobstaff, Chris (February 14, 2017). "For the Regrettes, fighting insecurities is the pinnacle of punk". The Tribune. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
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  21. ^ Miranda, Lin-Manuel [@Lin_Manuel] (May 31, 2018). "All credit to our friend Mike Elizondo, who works w The Regrettes. He told us they had an amazing take on Helpless and I said, "Yup" SO FAST" (Tweet). Retrieved May 31, 2018 – via Twitter.
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