Kevlar Bikini are a hardcore band from Zagreb, Croatia. They have been around since 2010 and play punk infused with metal and noise rock. The band was originally a quartet and released two albums as such, Explodisiac (2012) and Hi-Fi or Die (2014). They also played a good number of sweaty shows all over Europe.
Recently, however, for more oomph, Kevlar Bikini has been distilled into a trio. Guitarist Mario Berta now doubles as vocalist. In addition, the band has taken a turn towards a more snarky, dirty and aggressive sound. Mario’s hoarse and raw voice fits right into that.
The band’s new album Rants, Riffage and Rousing Rhythms embodies all recent developments. The self-explanatory tongue twister of a name describes not only the collage of songs on the album, but also the overall revamped style of the group. It is the album the band is most proud of. Now more than ever, Kevlar Bikini 2.0 is ready to hit the road and deliver some of that sonic bile live.
LP, GNGR061, 2018