WHAM BAM BODYSLAM exist since 2008 and they are currently based in Vienna and Upper-Austria. They released their first LP “Down Here” in 2011 which they followed up with a Split-7” with the legendary Swingin’ Utters from San Francisco in 2012. Shortly after that they added drums and a fifth member to their lineup.
Countless gigs in DIY-style so far brought them through Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden. Recently they also played at some well-known Festivals like Pfingst Open Air in Germany or Punk Rock Holiday in Slovenia. Another Split-7” was released in 2014 followed up by another successful tour through Europe.
They shared the stage with a lot of international bands including The Slackers, Swingin’ Utters, The Devil Makes Three, Larry & His Flask, The Bones, Street Dogs, Authority Zero, The Dreadnoughts, Hayseed Dixie, Arliss Nancy, The Mahones, The Dead Brothers, and countless others.
Now they are finally releasing their new LP “Dancing Wrestling Burning Wood” which was produced by Manfred Herzog (Astpai, Petrol Girls). It shows the evolution of the band and for the first time really captures the raw energy of their live-shows.
It’s minimalistic, energetic Folk-music with a special twist. Hints of Viennese Waltz and old style Austrian Folk clearly let their ancestry shine through the classic American Folk and Country and Punk influences. The lyrics tell stories of social differences, fear, joy, travelling and drinking.