‘I was born strange, with a comet’s name, trying to find a way to exist on this place.’ This is the opening statement by vocalist Haley Bowery on the Manimals’ upcoming debut album, ‘Born Strange,’ due June 19th. Fast-paced rock and roll accompanies seething reckless vocals to produce a modern day glam driven punk style.
Shortly after forming the Manimals in early 2011, Bowery released her homemade EP, ‘Side of the Hill’ and embarked on a Springtime solo tour of the US and Canada (with fellow singer-songwriter Matthew Pop). Together, Haley & The Manimals have been making their rounds of the NYC downtown clubs for the past year. Haley Bowery is joined by Patrick Deeney (guitar), Joseph Wallace (bass), and Attis Clopton (drums). The album also features Matthew Pop on keyboards.