THE LOONS were formed in San Diego, California in late 1995. In the last ten years they have evolved into one of the most exciting and original bands on the scene. The band’s line-up features lead singer Mike Stax (ex-Tell-Tale Hearts, Crawdaddys, Hoods), bass player Anja Diabolik (previously of the Diaboliks and Thee Cherylinas), guitarists Marc Schroeder and Chris Marsteller, and drummer Mike Kamoo. This uniquely, multi-national line-up creates a distinctive sound combining the hard, kinetic drive of European freakbeat with the psychotic melodic cool of California’s Sunset Strip circa ‘66. While the Loons draw heavy inspiration from groups like the Pretty Things, the Yardbirds and Love, they are also fiercely original in their approach, creating their own uniquely intense songs rather than opting to be ’60 garage jukeboxes.