The Duplo! had a reputation already back in 1997 for playing wild in your face gigs with raw attitude, suburban slacker style and a perfect combination of 60’s garage rock married to nasty punk. A reputation was soon secured after playing shows with fellow rock n roll noisesters The Flaming Sideburnsand Thee Ultra Bimboos. Garage rock circles dug The Duplo! and word of their greatness soon spread amongst the scene, with Crypt Records showing some interest but the band headed for the Danish imprint Bad Afro Records. Bad afro had already cut loose some cool cuts featuring the likes of Turbonegro, Hellacopters, The Flaming Sideburns, Larry And The Lefthanded and Backyard Babies. The Duplo! then headed back home for their last EP release, with Helsinki’s first indie home, Stupido Records. The I’m A King EP proved to be the band’s last slice of garage punk before the band morphed into something different yet still brilliant. But that’s another story.
Record Company: Soliti