The laserpunk duo Rainbowlicker, consisting of Johan (Beastmilk) and Peps (Creepy Crawlie), has for quite some time aroused attention with their live performances, but until now the worrisome twosome hasn't been successfully persuaded to enter the studio. However, Svart Records finally forced the duo to record an album, titled I Saw The Light But Turned It Off, and it's a stunner. Johan and Pep's music draws inspiration from the fury of punk rock and riot grrrl subculture and drowns them in electronic pulsating waves of sound.
The eclectic electric group has been difficult to pin down, and their music has shaken the walls of both art galleries and rat-infested Russian squats. "In life things get often so embarrassing that one just can't do anything about it or especially say it aloud, but sometimes you just have to," Johan describes the band's modus operandi. Rainbowlicker is longing and wanderlust draped in kitsch, and an aspiration to break free the clutches of everyday embarrassment, take a large rainbow-colored brush and paint over it.