"The brainiax are great road friends of myself and the Koffin Kats, we’ve done a number of shows with them and they never disappoint, great sound and live performers, with the heart to back it up” -Tommy Koffin
“These mad scientists deliver what we need the most; the perfect cure for boredom. The frequencies they produce with their sonic experimentations will turn you into a rampaging-manic-booze-thirsty-mutant-speedfreak. If not, I'm afraid you're already dead. -Johnny Toxic
The foundation for what has quickly become an explosive power trio in American psychobilly known as The Brainiax formally began in the summer of 2017 in Portland, OR. Lead singer and upright bass player Awful Olli (Collin Gerber) joined forces with longtime friend and guitar player Andy Hell (Andrew Hoover) from the ashes of a former rockabilly band they co-founded, to create a more explosive, dynamic and rock-forward sound in the tradition of Motorhead, Stray Cats, The Damned, Devo and a slew of other influences. They recruited their old friend and Northwest punk scene staple Grody Cody (Cody Lamb) on drums to round-out their dream lineup.
The three had performed together in various outfits over the preceding years, and a unique and unified vision of what could be done in rock brought them to create this new, ambitious undertaking. From their first show in May 2017, to the release of their first album “Rock 'n' Roll Lobotomy” in July of that same year, The Brainiax have been on a non-stop assault all over the West Coast and into Mexico. In less than 2 years as a band, The Brainiax have played over 50 shows, and shared the stage with such scene staples as Demented Are Go, Nekromantix, Koffin Kats, Gutter Demons, Real McKenzies, Delta Bombers, Guana Batz and Hillbilly Moon Explosion among many others.
The current year has a lot already in store for them, and building their skillset, stage performance, reputation and professional relationships is at the forefront, in addition to keeping up their live energy and furious pace of writing and recording. They continue to expand on thematic elements in their songs such as mad science gone wrong, mental instability, old-West marauders and devilish women, and are currently in the studio recording their second album.
You can keep up with them on their very active social media pages on Instagram and Facebook!