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Formed in 2012, Lever is a four-piece original grunge/pop/rock band taking influences from artists such as Nirvana, The Vines, Oasis, Speedy Ortiz to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. They have had the opportunity to perform at legendary places, from the Metro, House of Blues, and Vans Warped Tour, to the famous Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood.
In 2017, Lever was voted “Best Rock Band” by the Chicago Reader’s Poll. They have also been awarded the “Best Rock Entertainer” at the 37th Annual Chicago Music Awards. With a full-length “Hover Bored (2015),” and their brand new EP “Ms. Lead” (2017), Lever plans to release a full-length follow-up in 2018.
Lever has shared the stage with national touring acts such as Night Ranger, RED, Saving Abel, The Dead Deads, Summer Cannibals, Diarrhea Planet, Doll Skin, City of the Weak, Stitched Up Heart, Darling Parade, and The Composure.
“Horrible are the Chicago answer to the nostalgic raucous bliss of the 80’s Indie Rock circuit. Hard rocking, melodic and undeniably chaotically beautiful, what’s not to love about that? If Frank Black and Richard Hell had an amphetamine love child it would sound something not too distant to this.”
-Dan Stothard, Musically Fresh
“Hard rocking Chicago four-piece Horrible opens with their blown-out, anthemic punk rawk that sounds like something Danzig might’ve thrown up after pumping weights with The Governator in a futuristic wasteland. With only two ripping demos up on their Bandcamp, we’re expecting big things from the dreadful, grisly no-good Horrible.”
-Empty Bottle Presents