THE PINK SLIPS glide ferociously into the Black Heart for an intimate pre-Download performance ahead of various upcoming European shows alongside the likes of Guns N' Roses, L7 and more.
“Pink Slips define their sound as a fusion of ‘synth-pop, punk, dance, and vintage rock n’ roll,’ and are fronted by a genuine star in the making: GRAVE.” – Team Rock
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THE PINK SLIPS
Playfulness and danger. It’s a wall of sound, behind bare-naked confessionals, infused with biting social satire and calls to self-empowerment.
Led by Grace McKagan’s clever and powerful alter-ego, Grave, The Pink Slips are armed with all of the glamour and weapons of the past, ready to smash through the disillusionment of the future, while ensuring it’s a revolution we can dance to. It’s Ziggy Stardust, Alice Cooper, and CBGBs in spirit, while altogether modern in sound.
The Pink Slips cut their teeth in legendary Hollywood venues like The Troubadour and the Viper Room, well before the band’s members could legally drink at the bar.
Grave is carving a rapidly coalescing identity as a fierce provocateur, crafting new music together with collaborator and producer Isaac Carpenter (AWOLNATION). Beats, guitars, and synths enthrall and tantalize behind Grave’s voice. As Glide observed, “The way McKagan turns her phrases purrs more venom than syrup.”
Invoking the pin-up appeal of ‘50s American rock, the sleek shimmer of ‘60s French pop, the unrelenting energy of ‘70s punk, and the dark romanticism of ‘80s new wave in equal measure, The Pink Slips have arrived at something uniquely modern, shining a timeless creative light through a prism of youthful immediacy and potency.
The Pink Slips are unafraid to embrace the poppy sheen of the solo Paul McCartney, the big choruses of Lady Gaga, and the boundary pushing energy of Marilyn Manson, all underscored with the urgent feminism of Bikini Kill. Songs like “Gimme,”“I’m Ready,” “Hello Heaven,” and “Danger” are an exciting mix of Blondie, Nico, The Kills, with a reverence for the primal fury of Iggy Pop and the transcendent harmony of David Bowie.
The music and stage show of The Pink Slips is a siren call to the outcasts, a celebration and glorification of the underdogs and the disenfranchised everywhere. Grit, authenticity, electricity – The Pink Slips is for anyone who thirsts for freedom of expression, freedom to love, and the true unity to be found in vibrant diversity.
Punk, hard rock, and high-minded fashion courses through Grave’s blood, an energy she summons and releases with every performance, sharing encouragement and catharsis with the audience. The music of The Pink Slips is where confidence, love, and unapologetic individuality converge.