Aloha Screwdriver's music sounds like the imagined soundtrack of an adrenaline-soaked Quentin Tarantino fever dream. It builds on the overdriven, aggressive surf revival of the '90s, ties it back to the orphaned branches of '60s spaghetti western soundtracks and instrumental garage rock, and wraps a big freakshow bow around it with their high-energy performances.
The Alameda, CA-based trio formed in 2009, by three longtime friends. The group has paired well with bands from diverse genres such as ska, punk, and rockabilly. Whether its opening for the boogie swamp pop of Southern Culture on the Skids, or the sci-fi punk of The Phenomenauts, Aloha Screwdriver always seems to go well with groups who have a knack for theatrics and audiences looking for something off the beaten path.
Aloha Screwdriver released their first CD, titled No Way Out in 2011. Recored to tape entirely on vintage gear, the 8-song EP has a uniquely saturated, old school sound.
Their second CD, The Haunted Planet, is a darkly fun, blistering ride that ranges from hot rod rockabilly to metal-tinged Russian folk songs, space western to haunted mansion.
"If you ever get a chance to see Aloha Screwdriver do not miss, this is one of the funnest, most entertaining bands you can see live. Three guys slither up to the stage but burst out with such energy that the first response is to flinch." - Live Seattle