These days it’s hard to nd a new punk rock band that respectfully continues the sound a generation grew up listening to, while
pushing their own identity in fresh, unexpected directions. Listening to Sciatic Nerve, expect to hear the sound that made you fall
in love with punk rock in the rst place — minute long bursts of dangerous rock n’ roll that come heavy, fast, high in energy, and low
on bullshit. The music is hard, but also melodic, creative, and fun.
In a time when many aging punk rock musicians have either become comfortable writing less inspired records, or have traded in
their angst and aggression for acoustic guitars, the members of Sciatic Nerve have done the exact opposite: they have written the
FASTEST, HARDEST, PUNKEST songs they ever have. The experienced musicians in this band decided to start a band without rules
other than to be creative, heavy and to write music that’s fun to play.
“I just want to play music that is fun and interesting. I don‘t want to start a band that has to stick to it’s sound in order to please it‘s fans like
we have all had to think about in our other established bands. That’s a major dierence for us in this new project – we have no fans, we can
do whatever we want, and that feels good. It‘s why we all started playing music in the rst place, and it feels good to get back to that.”
– Chris Matulich (Singer, Sciatic Nerve)
The days where serious touring punk bands are formed naturally through highschool friendships are gone. That sort of organic,
authentic formation is something that hasn‘t existed beyond the late 1990s. Having grown up together in Santa Rosa, CA, the
members of Sciatic Nerve have been close friends since junior high and it shows. With individual band experience on punk labels
such as Fat Wreck Chords, BYO Records, and Red Scare Industries, this is their rst band together with no rules and no expectations
— and that freedom is clear in the music. Combine 20 years of personal history, talent, creativity, and a passion for pushing the
boundaries of a classic genre, and you get Sciatic Nerve. Welcome to the party.
SCIATIC NERVE features members of: SWINGIN’ UTTERS, NOTHINGTON, WESTERN ADDICTION, and COBRA SKULLS
For fans of: KID DYNAMITE, THE BRONX, REFUSED, MINOR THREAT, DESCENDENTS, ZERO BOYS and BLACK FLAG

 

“At the end of every year I plan on a top 10 list for the year but it never seems to come together. In lieu
of the list, I’m going go ahead and throw out my favorite new band of 2016 … Sciatic Nerve.” – Digital Diversion