Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann & Martin Buttrich join forces!


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Better Lost Than Stupid have dropped their debut single, ‘Alto’, for Skint Records. Released on 27 October, ‘Alto’, is the first new material from their as yet untitled debut album.

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About the Band

Friends since their teens, July, Christoph and Daniel: A jazz-trained drummer, a classically trained violinist and hard rock guitarist respectively, there was never any question that the Viennese trio wouldn’t enjoy a life in music... Although they didn’t think it would be done with such a happy accident.

“It all started out as a joke. We never sat down and said ‘right let’s make a serious hard-hitting band’ Even our name is a joke: we just took the street names we lived on and made an aristocratic name out of them. The joke is a big part of our live shows. We’re not cool kids all dressed in black or covered in bling, we’re there in costume, making noises and having a good time with the audience.” – Daniel

Their debut show, performed for a film director friend’s movie launch, formed everything you need to know about Gudrun von Laxenburg: their roots and spirit are 100 percent live...  A full steam genre-defying fusion surcharged with raw drum power and synths and a sound that sits somewhere between Daft Punk, Digitalism, Justice, The Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers. For their debut performance, in true punk spirit, they collected a bunch of samples and just jammed out. No click track, no backing tracks: rave done in the most rock ‘n’ roll way possible... And delivered in pristine overalls that have since been developed into the space-age LED tailored suits you seen on stage today.

Nearly seven years after their debut live show taking the art of fun very seriously, the trio have spent years refining and honing their sound so what you hear on their album ‘PANIC!’ is an honest reaction of what you’ll experience when you see them live. Signed and due for release this year on Skint Records.


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