Leather Girls first unleashed their ferocious style of garage rock upon their hometown of Austin, Texas in 2015 after Erik Camacho (guitar/lead vox) and Mike Garrido (guitar/vox) met and bonded over their shared affinity for Billy Childish, 60s garage punk, Los Dug Dugs, and obscure tropicalia. The timing was perfect as Mike had just moved from New Orleans, and Erik was looking for a new project in Austin after his garage-punk band from San Antonio, Low Times, had just played its final show. The songs came about almost immediately, and Dillon Fernandez was soon added into the mix on drums along with Deborah White on bass.
The four-piece quickly garnered a reputation for their high energy live performances featuring a distinctive range of blistering fuzz, punk, and psych-- all accented with a hint of homegrown Texas twang. They became favorite and frequent show partners with local heavy hitters Ringo Deathstarr and Holy Wave while also sharing bills with touring legends like Holly Golightly, The Dictators, and Mr. Airplane Man.
Their self-titled debut album captures the dynamism of their raw, airy, and raucous live sounds, and premieres June 2nd via Yippee Ki Yay Records on CD, vinyl, and cassette.