Aylmer commented the other day that Akimbo doesn’t get a lot of love on the internet. That’s true man. They don’t get a lot of love in real life either. I can’t get a single one of my bros into that band. Maybe it’s because they’re not metal. They started as a hardcore band in the late 90’s. But it’s not like they’re a ‘punk’ band. They’re heavy as fuck. They crush. They also just don’t give a fuck. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a band give less of a fuck. It’s almost hard to describe, but imagine a dude smoking weed and playing D&D in his moms basement for like ten years. Then one day he accidentally smokes some angel dust and his Cheeto stained hands are now pounding holes in the walls and tossing furniture all over the room. It’s hessian but it’s fast and loose. It’s wearing a Simpons shirt, but it’s foaming at the mouth. Does this make sense? Anyway, my friends are idiots.
Although they too have righteously ridiculous song titles, there is NOTHING fancy about Akimbo. See: Spooning With Disaster, Sc-Fi Monster Violence, I'm a Fucking Ice Giant and Tina, Bring me the Axe.
All art for this band is handled by shredding drummer Nat Damm. Feel free to hire him for posters/shirts ect. I’m a big fan of “Dragon ass fucking Socrates” and other related works.
Here’s me repping some Akimbo at Fantasy Studios in Berkley circa 2008.
I think they were supporting this album when I saw them in San Francisco. I was crushed.
Anyway, they put out a new record called Jersey Shore and it’s not about blowouts and six packs, its about getting eaten by sharks. Its pretty damm good. If you dig Forging Steel and Laying Stone, then you should check the new one out here. You should probably also pick up Navigating the Bronze on vinyl right over here.
and epic lols