1978 and seventeen year old punk rockers Peter Bywaters and Del Strangefish decide to form a punk band and PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES are born. After a couple of rehearsals they make their first recording ‘Elvis Is Dead’ which appears on the Vaultage ‘78 compilation of Brighton new wave bands. Radio 1 DJ John Peel loved the song instantly and produced a John Peel session with the TEST TUBE BABIES. The success was breath taking and PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES become one of the hottest unsigned bands in the UK overnight.
The first single ‘Banned From The Pubs’ followed fast, and fans and press freaked out in equal measure. From that moment everything went crazy, sold out concert halls in England and Europe and their big success in the media pushed their debut album Pissed And Proud to #1 in the English independent charts. Directly after that The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs was released – a must have for every record collection – and sold more than 100,000 copies, resulting in invitations to perform from far and wide. THE TEST TUBES BABIES have continued to play shows all over the world and cemented their status as one of the most brilliant and funniest live bands in punk rock culture.
A few bass players and drummers have served their time in the band, but the songwriters Peter & Del have always remained the foundation and together they wrote and recorded a long list of classic albums like Soberphobia, and the brilliant Supermodels.
In 2018 PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES signed with Arising Empire Records recruiting Nick Abnett and Sam Fuller on bass and drums respectively they recorded and released their now critically acclaimed album ‘That Shallot’ which went on to receive 4 and 5 Star reviews worldwide.
Present Day. Against all odds the band have pulled the rabbit out of the hat and come up trumps again with their best record to date the 14 track FUCTIFANO (a phrase you may here from a Scotsman whilst asking directions ‘F***ed If I Know’).
The first single released on the 3rd January 2020 will be the hi energy track Facebook Loser a sad tale of the insane world of a Facebook addict (we all know one). Which you can pre-order on 20th December 2019.
The band have just shot an amazing video for the second single Queen of F***ing Everything filmed by Mark Richards
who directed the last video ‘Crap Californian Punk Band’ which is currently at 80.000 hits on YouTube. The video will drop on the 7th February 2020.
On the 6th March 2020 punk rock legends PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES are proud to present to you their latest and greatest set of recordings ‘FUCTIFANO’ released on Arising Empire LC51675
Record Release Party on March 6th 2020 in Berlin- Quasimodo