The Dark Rags are a Garage/Punk/Rock'n'Roll band from Athens, Greece that formed in May of 2010, initially starting out as a three piece, one time side project by members DD, Sid, and L.A.
Following the summer of that same year, and after receiving a great audience reaction aside from their own feeling of what they did felt right, The Dark Rags decided to stick together and a few weeks later recorded their first self released limited edition E.P titled, "Drunken Angel E.P" released in October of that year. Soon after the release they were joined by Tolis on second guitar and remain that way till present day. Influenced by 60’s garage and rock’n’roll, 70’s New York punk, and the Australian garage revival scene of the 80’s as well contemporary bands of the genre, The Dark Rags deliver a set filled with catchy power pop, heartbroken junky ballads and straight up in-your-face rock’n’roll.
Soon after the release of the Drunken Angel E.P, they set out playing shows throughout the Athens underground scene with numerous other local bands leaving their mark on stage with their dynamic performances and catchy hooks. April of 2011 found them on stage with New York singer/songwriter Mark Steiner (who now resides in and is an important figure of the Oslo underground scene). After a successful night, were the band opened the show and later on in the set, joined Steiner for a number of tracks, future plans were made to record a single together.
The following month the Dark Rags set out to Germany for two shows in Berlin, were they were joined by local resident keyboardist, Mike Strauss (Les Hommes Sauvages, Richard Ruin) on the organ. Later in June they were included on GRGPNK Records’ compilation album “You Got Your Punk In My Garage: The Best Of The Garage Punk Hideout”.
In between their live performances, the group got in the studio for the second time to record their follow up self titled L.P with participation from Mike Strauss on the organ. The album was released by Fuzz Overdose Records in October 2011 on CD and is scheduled to be released on vinyl at the end of the year.
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