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Iguana Death Cult

Rotterdam-based fivesome Iguana Death Cult initially made their mark with giddy, hard-hitting garage punk and a miasma of acid-drenched psychedelics, only to blossom into an all-embracing unit that implements frameworks of post-punk, krautrock, new wave, soul and disco. The band’s sophomore album Nude Casino, which came out October 25, 2019 on LA imprint Innovative Leisure (who signed them after seeing them at SXSW 2019), holds aloft a more cerebral and absurdist side of their songwriting.

Because of The Netherlands’ tight-knit infrastructure of venues and festivals, Iguana Death Cult’s momentum as a powerhouse live act climbed at a maniacal pace. Being a band is perhaps one of the few walks in life where work and play mean the exact same thing and Iguana Death Cult’s proactive ethos quickly granted them a steady grassroots following all over the world.

“...a blazing vault out of the pabulum and into unadulterated mayhem” - The Fader

“Nude Casino is a quest to wriggle out of life’s bitter clutches with the maximum possible levels of fun and
debauchery” - Paste Magazine

“An album that whips in spiky riffs and jutting rhythms alongside more swirling melodies” - Louder Than
War

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