Mink Daggers are a four-piece punk rock and roll band, hailing from Long Beach, Ca. Their Port city sound has been described as a mash up of The Hellacopters, The Damned and Generation X with a side of The Clash and MC5.
Some years ago, Throw Rag was beginning a tour with Queens of the Stone Age in Detroit. QOTSA’s was playing their last show with Nine Inch Nails and Throw rag was playing that same night, across town. After the show, both bands were all going meet up, at an after hours club, to kick off the tour. Little did McQueen know that he would meet a “Divine” impersonator that night, which would inspire the bands name. She was “Mink Dagger”…
“Before you start to rattle off a list of potential influences that have informed the Mink Daggers ballsy punk pedigree, you should probably know that those influences probably involve bands they’ve already been in. This low key, all-star punk outfit includes members of Throw Rag, The Humpers, Disguster, The Hitchhikers and Doom Kounty Electric Chair. Tracks like “Take a Spill” take a shit-kicking stance on the sound that made OC famous, a jet-propelled style of punk replete with uber melodic guitar solos that combine the best of Dick Dale, Chuck Berry, and Satan. If you like old school OC punk, get to know these guys.” Vice Magazine
Mink Daggers are unconventional, in that, they all switch back and forth on lead vocals, verse to verse, song to song, creating a unique call and response, unlike a traditional front man. Think of them as a hi-energy, punk version of The Beatles. Their self-titled EP released late 2015, was recently featured on “The Paranoid Squirrel Radio Show”(U.K.), along side The Damned, Ramones, and D Generation and Boston’s “Sleazegrinder Supershow”. Their song “Messing up Monday”, will be released later this month as single on 7” collectors vinyl. With a new record in the works, the Daggers look forward to a busy and productive 2016.