Written by: Jen Dan
Turkish DIY punk/garage rock band Reptilians From Andromeda is based in Istanbul and was formed in 2013 by magnetic frontwoman Aybike Celik Ozbey and her life partner Tolga Ozbey (guitars).
Reptilians From Andromeda have gained great acclaim in their country and abroad for their gritty and defiant indie sound that mixes garage rock, grunge, a bit of glam, and underground punk. Aybike is an irresistible force at the mic, wrapping her seductive to gutsy vocals around the low-end rhythms and grimy guitar riffs.
The band just released a sultry and lively new video for the unreleased track “Midnight Scenes”. The spirited performance video is interspersed with ominous-looking touches (lit candles, skulls, billowing curtains, thick fog) and bathed in cool blue and hot red light.
The up-tempo song is filled with driving guitar grind and a frantic drum pace. Aybike is front and center vocally (and in the video), curling out her words and punctuating them with unbridled feline-like screams.
Find out more about Reptilians From Andromeda here: https://www.facebook.com/reptiliansfromandromeda/