Ok Ok settle down you punks, power poppers & hard rockers It’s been a bumpy ride for the past few months and we’re not out of the woods quite yet what with some countries doing a hell of a lot better (Canada, New Zealand) than others (UK, USA take note).
RPM is really missing heading out to live shows right now so what we thought we’d do is introduce you to some new bands we like and who should be on your radar if you’ve been paying any attention to RPM Online. First up from outta Canada we bring you the power poppin’ Autogramm.
Autogramm is a synth-driven, power-pop trio from Vancouver drawing influences from the likes of The Cars, The Go Go’s, Gary Numan, 20/20 and Devo. The band members are Jiffy Marx of Brooklyn’s Hard Drugs and Vancouver’s Blood Meridian, CC Voltage of Berlin’s Dysnea Boys, London’s Loyalties and Vancouver’s Black Halos and Spitfires, and The Silo of Vancouver’s Black Mountain, Lightning Dust and Destroyer.
Just who the Hell are Autogramm?
Jiffy: Are any of us still who we were pre-COVID?!
C.C.: We’re three dudes who tried to make a song that sounded like 20/20 and it became a real band. Jiffy Marx, C.C. Voltage and The Silo.
Jiffy: Not sure if its official yet but we are from Vancouver Canaduh and Chicago “The Windy City” IL
C.C. I’m from a suburb of Vancouver called Abbotsford; the bible belt of Canada. Perhaps why I’ve also spent many years in Berlin and Cologne.
How did the band come together?
Jiffy: We’ve all moved around and traveled a lot but in 2017 we were all living in Vancouver and decided to start a New Wave/Post-punk/Powerpop band.
C.C. Jiffy was visiting Berlin and we decided we wanted to start something while we listened to a 20/20 LP in Kreuzberg.
Previous recordings available?
Jiffy: Jessica Don’t Like Rock’n’roll b/w Run Don’t T-Talk To Me 45rpm single (2017 Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings) What R U Waiting 4? Album (2018 Nevado Records) Bad Day b/w Quiero Estar Sedado 45rpm single (2019 Jarama 45 RPM Records)
If you wanted to dig deeper we’ve been in bands like Dysnea Boys, Jiffy Marker, Black Mountain, The Spitfires, Destroyer, The Loyalties, Black Rice, Hard Drugs, Lightning Dust, Black Halos, etc….
Post pandemic what’s the plan?
C.C. Hug people, shake hands, go to bars, then release the new Autogramm LP (almost done!) and reschedule our Mexican and European tours.
The Silo: Please world, take us to Japan!