Forging their own path in today’s music industry, brothers and band mates Mikaiah Lei,18, and Anaiah Lei, 15, are producing tracks reminiscent of old school punk but with a style all their own. Their songs have been reviewed as ‘fresh’, ‘raw’’ and ‘original’. Known for their fast-paced driving drums, grinding melodies and radical breakdowns they also hold a deep appreciation for the truth of their music, not over producing and exploring a variety different styles and instruments.
With a UK tour planned for late spring with popular indie rock band Tellison and a string of Europe’s top music festivals this summer including support on the UK Less Than Jake tour in June as well as a performance at the prestigious Cannes Festival in Paris and the legendary Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas in May, The Bots are already dominating the 2012 music scene. Their songs 'Northern Lights' (co-Produced by Dave Klein of Agent Orange) and ‘No One Knows’ have been in rotation on the biggest rock radio shows in the UK including BBC 1 with DJs such as Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe as well as 97/9 FM in San Diego and heavy rotation on X-94.7 in Iceland. The boys have been featured in countless magazines such as RollingStone, SPIN, Dazed and Confused and Kerrang!, the world’s biggest selling weekly rock magazine, who recently named them as number 10 of 20 bands to watch in 2012 and one of four of the editor’s personal picks, and Total Guitar Magazine who named them one of 30 best new bands. The Bots are excited to record their latest full-length album this fall, which explores many different instruments, structures and genres injected with their signature raw creativity.
"One of the day's coolest, most unexpected sets was delivered by the Bots–- two brothers from Glendale, California, ages 13 and 18 – playing tough and melodic punk 'n' blues in the Black Keys mode. "I'm pretty sure their mom is out on tour and watching over them," Against Me!'s Tom Gabel told Rolling Stone backstage, calling the young duo one of his favorite acts on this year's 44-date tour." –RollingStone [ July 5, 2011]
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