The band began life under a different name. Originally called Wastelanders, the band was formed by bassist Egoitz This was back in 1998 and after a few experiments with different
line ups it settled down into the the four trouble-makers who made this recording.
With Phil on vocals, who had previously played for Scurvy and Intensive Care, and guitar taken on by the evil genius Xabi and on drums Jaume, who recently has been replaced by Bram. The band played its first
few gigs in the london squat scene late 1999 and changed its name shortly after finding out Wastelanders was a name being used by some techno pop outfit. Being hard-drinking street tough gentlemen it was decided a change in moniker was necessary.
'Bottlejob' - london slang, sounding like a bottle in the face, it refers to a coward or what the Cockney Rejects would call a 'shitter'. Stand together and never run.
The band is an unlikely mix of london, basque and Belgium. Let's just say the boys know how to enjoy themselves. Still mostly playing around London
with a few forays around the country there have also been gigs in France, Belgium and Basque country. Played with the likes of Argy Bargy, Deadline, Vice Squad, Evil Conduct, Jonny Gerriwelt, Running Riot and more, the best is still yet to come from this band.
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