2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Musical Artists to Watch with Agender
The Los Angeles Agender Quartet cooks up the kind of ravishing, choppy post-punk that’s not for the faint of heart. Describing themselves as creators of “schizo, synth, paranoid” music, their songs juggle feelings of existential terror with a powerful “fetish for femininity”. Originally the solo project of Australian singer / songwriter Romy Hoffman, Agender eventually grew to include the talents of bassist Cristy Michel, drummer Christy Greenwood and Sara Rivas on synths.
Their first album as a collective was released in 2014 as FixingsAround the same time, the band began to gain a reputation for their energetic punk concerts. And with songs like maniacal “Mani Pedi” and synth sprinter “Modern Lovers”, Agender has emerged at the fascinating intersection of post-punk but electronically tinged sound.
Seven years after the release of Fixings and the group is invigorated preparing to unveil No nostalgia, the next chapter in the rowdy story of Agender. Promising to be more satirical in nature, inspired by everything from the French situationist movement to Wire and Buzzcocks, the album attempts to rid the world of the nostalgia that plagues the world around us.
On one of the first singles from the upcoming album, “Preach,” a cavernous soundscape is filled with a cacophony of guitars and drums – a mirror that Hoffman and his company hold to reflect the rage and frustration though. inherent in today’s world. On the album’s title track “No Nostalgia”, Agender unleashes the dreadful yet tantalizing ethos of the record, combining dreamy synths and haunting lullaby-like lyricism. The song’s video is just as much of a journey, with the two serving as an unbridled introduction to what No nostalgia and Agender are on the lookout for fans in 2022.
Keep an eye on Agender’s new album No nostalgia coming spring 2022. Visit the Agender website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on new releases and tour announcements. Follow Agender on Spotify.
To see more of our featured artists in 2022 and / or Grimy Goods’ artist predictions for previous years, visit our Forecasts page for the full list of talent.