What does the word HANCOX mean to you? If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you would know HANCOX is synonymous with the romping good time brought to you by Pip Hancox and his band of merry lads from the legendary psychobilly originals, the Guana Batz.
What you probably don’t know is that Pip has been cooking up an atomic bomb of a new band out in the California desert and is now ready to unleash it on an unsuspecting peaceful world... What has been kept a closely guarded secret until now, is ready. HANCOX.
HANCOX is the solo project created by Guana Batz front man, Pip Hancox, during the summer of 2010. While still enjoying great success fronting his renowned psychobilly band all over the globe, Pip, an English native, along with members of his US Guana Batz line up, decided that an outlet for a slightly different style was in order. Fueled by the same energy, excitement and passion for live performance, the boys started toying in directions they felt were being neglected in the scene they had come to love and respect. Now this new line-up has produced music unrestrained by the mold formed many years before.
The band, consisting of Pip Hancox on vocals, longtime Guana Batz drummer/bass player Jonny Bowler on stand up bass, highly accomplished So Cal guitarist Gino Meregillano, and drummer Jared Hran, is now in gear to take their psychobilly family along for the ride.
HANCOX represents varied influences and backgrounds combined into one band. With two members hailing from the London nightlife and the other two having cut their teeth in the So Cal music scene, a very unique and powerful sound and feel has been created and captured with their first release on I Sold My Soul Media.
‘Duck and cover f**kers!’ – Big Cheese
'Vegas Lights' has classic album written all over it' - Scootering
‘Think about the Stray Cats and Social Distortion….but don't for one second consider that he's playing second fiddle to these bands as there's enough solid gold nuggets on this début that puts Pip straight in there shoulder to shoulder with anything that they've released ‘- It’s a **** Thing
'21st Century psychobilly at its best' - Vive Le Rock
‘This one will rekindle your love of gritty, dirty rock ‘n’ roll – no pretensions, non-aligned to trends, just honest balls to the wall rock ‘n’roll’ – Louder Than War
‘Like a winning dish at a chilli festival’. – Raw Ramp