Teenage punk sensations The Linda Lindas have once again taken their irresistible punk anthem Oh! to US TV.
Watch the LA punks wow The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon audience with a passionate rendition of one of the stand-out tracks from their debut album Growing Up
If you’re somehow unfamiliar with the Epitaph Records signed act, they exploded to prominence thanks to the viral access of their song Racist, Sexist Boy earning themselves a record deal and a slot on Jimmy Kimmel Live! To say they’ve gone from strength to strength since then would be an understatement with everyone from tastemakers Pitchfork through to my mum falling for the girls infectious brand of no-frills punk/power-pop.
As if to reinforce just how young they are, the band shared an Instagram story of themselves doing homework in the dressing room prior to their …Fallon performance stating that they were “cramming before we have to fly back to LA and go to school”
The Linda Lindas released Growing Up earlier this year. They announced the album with an Humberto Leon-directed video for its title track Growing Up, which Rolling Stone praised as “catchy and danceable,” saying “you can imagine teenagers screaming it from car windows on the last day of classes” and SPIN called it a “coming of age, punk rock classic.”
They followed it up with the release of Talking To Myself, and a black and white Ryan Baxley-directed video that served as a playful tribute to the classic Twilight Zone episode Living Doll. They released their explosive album opener Oh!in 2021.
The Linda Lindas first played together as members of a pickup new wave cover band of kids assembled by Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls) for Girlschool LA in 2018 and then formed their own garage punk group soon after. Sisters Mila de la Garza (drummer, now 11) and Lucia de la Garza (guitar, 14), cousin Eloise Wong (bass, 13), and family friend Bela Salazar (guitar, 17) developed their chops as regulars at all-ages matinees in Chinatown, where they played with original L.A. punks like The Dils, Phranc, and Alley Cats; went on to open for riot grrrl legends Bikini Kill and architect Alice Bag as well as DIY heavyweights Best Coast and Bleached; and were eventually featured in Amy Poehler’s movie Moxie.