– Short bio –
Somewhere between fighting strangers in an alley and drinking beers with friends you’ll find Fluffy Machine’s sound. Over the last 5 years, they’ve traveled Europe and carved a small reputation in the punk rock scene. In 2019 they’ve recorded their first album “Mutual Admiration Society” that explores skate punk the Californian way. With their album “Alive But Not Dead” released in 2021, and single “i’m always high when i see you smile” released in 2022, Fluffy Machine have picked up influences from bands like IDLES and Clowns giving the band a fresh dose of summer intensity. Combined with influences from Dune Rats, Violent Soho, Beach Riots and Johnny Mafia: the result is the perfect cocktail for a moshpit at a pool party.
– Key dates –
Created in 2013, the band released their first videoclip “I Don’t Want Your Beer” in 2014. The relative success of the clip (to the general surprise of the entire population) enabled them to play with a lot of awesome bands such as Pennywise (USA), SVETLANAS (RUS), Bad Cop Bad Cop (USA), The Bombpops (USA), Los Fastidios (IT), The Audacity (USA), Topsy Turvys (FR), The Detectors (DE), FAUNSHEAD (DE), NH3 (IT) & Struggling for Reason (BE).
With the 2015 release of their first 7 track EP “It’s Funny Cause He’s Fat”, Fluffy Machine got signed to DMB Records, an independent Swiss Punk Label. Thanks to this new relationship, they played (to the great dismay to all their listeners) in various reputated punk scenes all over Switzerland such as the AKuT in Thun, the Sedel in Luzern & the Dachstock in Bern.
They released their second EP “Please, Slow Down!” in October 2017. The new 7 track CD was well received by the public, encouraging the band to record their 5th DIY music video “Eat, Sleep, Wash your Feet, Repeat”.
In 2018, they successfully toured through 9 different countries which included stops in London, Budapest, Prague, Innsbruck, Manchester and some random river in the middle of Czech Republic.
In April 2019 they released their first full length, 13 track album “Mutual Admiration Society”. Entirely self-financed and recorded with the help of their canadian/french friend Ben Pommier from Apple Tree Productions and with artwork from Marie Epiney. After celebrating the release at an epic show in Martigny’s famous Caves du Manoir, they went on for a week tour in Zürich, Strasbourg, Paris, Den Haag, Berlin and Brig.
In 2020, nothing much happened (for obvious reasons). The band decided to use that time to record an album in Conthey, and have it mixed by Ian Sadler (Gender Roles, OHMS) in England. The album was released at The Port Franc the 18th of September 2021.
In 2022, they released the first single of their upcoming album and layed Open Air Gampel, Punk Rock Holiday, Rebellion Festival and Open Air Gränichen! New singles are planned for 2023, with a tour and special concerts!
TL;DR : lots of hair, fast music, awkward crowd interactions, lots of laughs and good vibes.