Did you know that Sweden is 4,254 miles or 3,697 nautical miles from Ohio? So many great glam bands are popping up all over Sweden.
One of those bands is Babylon Bombs. The band is based in Stockholm and is signed to the Smilodon Records label.
Babylon Bombs formed back in 2001. For some reason, band members only go by first names. As such, Dani sings and plays guitar, Jon also plays guitar and Marty plays bass. The creature known as Swaint plays drums.
Their debut album, Cracked Wide Open & Bruised features tracks like "Let's Roll" and "Superstar." Their next album, Doin' You Nasty features the tracks "Jaded" and "Louder." Both are singles, and the band has produced videos in support of these tracks. I highly recommend this new glam band. They've got a great, sleazy sound and the looks to boot. Hear music samples at www.babylonbombs.net or www.myspace.com/babylonbombs.
Here's a video for "Hometown Hero" from the album Doin' You Nasty:
In other Swedish glam news, Vains of Jenna frontman Lizzy DeVine has issued a Myspace alert, asking for cash. Here's the note:
"I'm sick and tired of asking my parents and my girlfriend for money all the time. 'Cause they always help me out.
So if you have some extra dollars on your credit card and you want to get rid of it. Give it to me!
This is not a joke, do not reply! Rock on. Thank you, Lizzy."
Under this note is a Visa icon to donate. I am assuming the donation goes through PayPal. I found this both amusing and sad. Vains of Jenna perform club shows nearly every night. This is their job as professional musicians. Someday they might be rich, or they might never hit it big. Do I suggest you send Lizzy a "charitable" donation? No, absolutely not. Instead I suggest you buy a copy of Lit Up/Let Down. Just click on the link and add to your Amazon cart. Even better, see Vains of Jenna live. Tickets are usually around ten bucks and well worth the cash. The band is playing two shows this weekend in southern California, including the Cat Club in Hollywood. Check them out!