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Horrorpops are a Danish psychobilly band that formed in 1996. The band has their roots buried deep in 80's new wave, old-school punk and 50's rockabilly.
Band founders Patricia Day and Kim Nekroman first met when Day's now-defunct band, the punk rock group Peanut Pump Gun, opened for Nekroman's psychobilly band, Nekromantix, at a festival in Cologne, Germany in 1996. Despite both belonging to the subculture scene of Copenhagen, Denmark, the two had never met before, but they became friends over their mutual interest in alternative music. The two would eventually marry.
Day and Nekroman decided to form a band where they could experiment with many genres outside of their normal bands, and decided to start by switching instruments. Nekroman taught Day how to play an upright bass, while she taught him how to play guitar. The two began auditioning for a drummer, with Nekromantix guitarist Peter Sandorff even being a possible choice. They eventually chose Niedermeier to drum, a friend of Day's and a member of the band Strawberry Slaughterhouse, and officially started the Horrorpops in 1998. After touring for a while as a trio, the band recruited Niedermeier's o...
|years active||1996 – Present (time)|
|music genre|| Psychobilly|
|current members|| Patricia Day|