Bio & Press
PRESS for Alien Space Kitchen’s 2016 full-length album Some of This Is True:
"Here is a tough-rocking but ultimately catchy-sounding Albuquerque trio who describe their sound as “garage-punk space-pop.” . . . Like their first one, Some of This Is True has plenty of songs full of inspired nonsense about spaceships and even space people. The opening cut is called “Alien Agenda,” which starts off with a slow guitar riff that sounds like some serious Brit-folk-rock is about to be committed. Instead, the song explodes with one of the stronger rockers on the album. There are also the conspiracy-soaked “How to Fake a Lunar Landing” and “Welcome to Star 65.” At the moment, my favorite songs here are the delightfully paranoid “The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization” and the raging song that follows it, “Better Daze.” All in all, this would be a cool soundtrack for an alien abduction." - Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican
“Some of This Is True comes out of nowhere as a killer set of rock and fucking roll songs played by obvious fans of the less-than-serious side of their chosen genre. Shades of punk a la X, Descendents, Sex Pistols or even Santa Fe acts like The Floors (RIP) mesh with Breeders-esque vocals and a silly aesthetic that importantly reminds us that music needn’t be emotionally devastating to be valid. . . . Watch out for Alien Space Kitchen; they’ll sneak up on you and actually make you enjoy music on a level other than cerebral. And in case it wasn’t clear, that’s a good thing.” – Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter
"Songs are short, lyrics are delivered with twangy pop-punk style, bass lines have a groovy surf vibe and the guitar has the sharp repetition you expect from summer-time punk. “Some of This Is True” hits all the checkboxes you’d expect for making a solid garage-punk album." - Bradly T. Schuman, Albuquerque Free Press
full article here: http://www.freeabq.com/2016/10/06/alien-space-kitchen/
Alien Space Kitchen (“ASK”) is a garage-punk space-pop band currently based in Albuquerque, NM. The band started as a duo when songwriter and guitarist Dru Vaughter recruited Noelle to play drums and assist with vocals on a recording project. They started with a few demos and just couldn't stop. The result was their award-winning debut album “Just ASK," which gained critical recognition for its catchy, hard-rocking songs and moody lyrics. As noted in the Santa Fe New Mexican, "Some of these melodies will stick in your head all day."
Although the two of them were happy writing pop-rock hits, the lure of the power trio loomed large. In 2013 good fortune shone upon ASK when L.A. luminary Mess Messal came out of retirement to join the band with his insane bass skills. Mess has toured the world with critically acclaimed bands Flies on Fire, VOMF, and Vitamade.
In 2016 ASK released their second full-length record, Some of This Is True. It features nine high-octane rock songs, plus one ballad to prove that the band members have feelings. 2017 included the bands first West coast tour. The band is constantly working on new songs. Stay tuned! More ASK music is headed your way in 2018.