ABOUT NO MEN
“…the unstoppable afterlife champions cataclysmic too hardcore for hell and heavy for heaven, doom warriors victorious on all plane…masters of realities and riffs most vicious, patient zero for the gleefully infectious death punk plague, NO FUCKING MEN.” –Bryce von Trash, WHPK 88.5 FM
NO MEN make sultry, subversive and seething lady rock; melding blistering riffs, breakneck rhythms and powerful vocals into rhythmic, explosive catharsis for their fellow queers, freaks and geeks–music that doesn’t quite fit into any particular category for people who don’t quite fit into any particular category.
NO MEN began as an only-slightly-more-traditional 4-piece group in Austin, TX in 2014, with drummer Mike Doyle and contributions on bass in turn from Andy Wilkosz and Andrew Persante, but the bulk of the band’s existence has been as a trio after the songwriting pair of vocalist/drummer Pursley and bass VI player DB relocated to Chicago in the fall of 2015. There, drummer Eric H. was quickly recruited into the fold and the final evolution of NO MEN was born, playing their first show in their current form in December of 2015.
Since then, NO MEN has recorded three acclaimed full-length LPs, putting on hundreds of performances along the way–coming up through the vibrant Chicago DIY scene, touring regionally and internationally, bringing their brand of raucous doom to some of the best music festivals locally (Logan Square Arts Fest, Wicker Park Fest, Ian’s Party, Fed Up Fest, and more…) and nationwide (Pittsburgh’s Ladyfest, Milwaukee’s Bay View Bash, Bloomington’s Midwest Punk Fest, and many more…) playing alongside idols and influences such as Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Screaming Females, and the Coathangers, making countless new friends and new hearing losses along the way.
All current CDs and cassettes available directly through the NO MEN Bandcamp or web store. 12″ vinyl LPs available through Let’s Pretend Records.
Third LP ‘FEAR THIS’ available for pre-order now, CD/cassette/digital release on April 20, 2023.
Second LP ‘HELL WAS FULL SO WE CAME BACK’ released October 2019 on Let’s Pretend Records, with a limited edition cassette and CD release available from State Champion Records.
‘CUT’ 7″ released by Let’s Pretend Records (LPR-161) October 2017.
Debut full length ‘DEAR GOD, BRING THE DOOM’ released on limited edition cassette by Gezellig Records (GZR-006) October 2016, and Let’s Pretend Records (LPR-169) on 12″ LP March 2019.
EPs ‘DON’T THINK’ (self-released) and ‘NEEDED’ (cassette by Young Cubs, YC-16) released in 2015.
For further booking/press information, email NO MEN at email@example.com,
or write to P.O. Box 12504 Chicago, IL 60612.
“Dark, smoky, gothic post-punk and bright, danceable, energetic punk rock all at the same time. It’ll get you excited about your death wish and proud of your darkness.” –Maximum Rocknroll
“No Men balance succinct songwriting with a rage that threatens to boil over.” –Chicago Reader
photo by Nuisanceboy Photography