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Albums Of The Week: Autogramm | No Rules

Vancouver's high-energy retro-pop trio present more new wave & post-punk gems.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Autogramm are a synth-driven, power-pop trio from Vancouver drawing influences from the likes of The Cars, The Go Go’s, Gary Numan, 20/20 and Devo. The band members are Jiffy Marx of Brooklyn’s Hard Drugs and Vancouver’s Blood Meridian, CC Voltage of Berlin’s Dysnea Boys, London’s Loyalties and Vancouver’s Black Halos and Spitfires, and The Silo of Vancouver’s Black Mountain, Lightning Dust, Destroyer and more recently Chicago’s Spun Out. The band have a longstanding connection to the art, punk, and skateboarding communities.

Since their inception in 2018 they have played 60-plus shows, primarily in the U.S. in notable venues like L.A.’s Hi Hat and San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill. Summer 2019 saw the band on their first European tour, playing 14 shows in notable venues like London’s Lexington and Berlin’s Wild at Heart to packed audiences.

No Rules is Autogramm’s sophomore release with Los Angeles’s Nevado Records. The album keeps with their tradition of crafting singalong pop-anthems, while adding angular elements that are reminiscent of Ghost in the Machine-era Police. For the band, the album title No Rules refers less to a no-gods-no-masters set of rules as it does to a no boundaries aspiration. Instead of building walls, they want to build bridges.

With the global pandemic bringing live music to a halt, drummer The Silo has relocated to his home city of Chicago to open a new recording studio and join the band Spun Out. Autogramm look forward to this being their new hub for recording and touring, with tours in Mexico and the United States to be rescheduled for 2021: The year of No Rules.”