"In the tradition of The Muffs and The Fastbacks, the Lemon Drop Gang are a female-fronted powerpop band with plenty of punky attitude and the sort of tunes that may well stay with you for a lifetime. Hailing from Tuscon, Arizona, they certainly know their pop history with references to Fifties and Sixties girl-bands and one track, ‘Georgie’, which acts as a response to The Seekers’ hit, ‘Georgie Girl’ and the poor advice that it offered-up to the original heroine. Steph O’Halloran has a great voice and a range that crosses from sweet, catchy pop melodies through to abrasive howling! The noisier songs recall the more tuneful moments of Seventies Punk and Glam, but you’re also never far away from some killer guitar breaks as well." - Fear & Loathing Fanzine
"This anti- cliche album combines a few of my favorite things: full on singing from the heart and guts, rocknroll hooks galore and ORIGINALITY." - Miss Georgia Peach
"I'm a huge fan of snotty female-led garage rock." - The Ledge, Real Punk Radio
"There are groups like that, born under a lucky star who have everything right from the start: the perfect surname, the music that sticks to demanding ears, the songs, the visual, the label that suits ... the stars have aligned themselves well for the Lemon Drop Gang." - Voix de Garage Grenoble
""Georgie" is a garage rock ripper." - If IT's Too Loud
"I'm Not The One! is great fun." - WoNo Blog
"Love it!" - Mike in Tokyo Rogers
"Musically, The Lemon Drop Gang is drawing a lot from '60s pop and girl groups as well as '70s punk and new wave. They are at their core a melodic guitar pop band. But their songs have hidden layers and take surprising turns. And in there with the punk, garage, and power pop influences, you can definitely hear some eerie, distinctly southwestern undertones. Songs range from fierce and punky ("Hit the Wall", "Bubble Yum") to beautifully haunting ("Ghost", "You Just Don't Know It") to perfectly pop ("Georgie"). Moving away from the general theme of the album, "Georgie" is a response to the The Seekers' 1967 hit "Georgy Girl". If you've ever listened to "Georgy Girl" and thought, "God, that's such terrible advice!", you will feel much better about "Georgie". This song celebrates individuality and advises against the trap of living your whole life in accordance to what society expects of you. That's a wonderful and powerful message, and "Georgie" is one of the year's most essential independent singles." - Faster And Louder
"The debut single of The Lemon Drop Gang, from Tucson in Arizona, can be called a success. Steph O'Halloran has the kind of voice that could be found in the great early 60s female groups, transplanted into a rock band with a strong love for powerpop songs of the late 70s and 80s. Georgie is a song to check out fast, folks." - WoNo Blog
Tales of Psychotic love, exhilarating, scary.
Lead single "Georgie" was written as an "answer song" to the classic hit "Georgy Girl" by The Seekers.
Lemon Drop Gang hails from Tucson Arizona, home of some of the most unusual music in the country. High energy burners mixed with haunting tales of psychotic love make this debut album,"I'm Not The One", a complete experience in any deranged mind. See them live, and never be the same...
released October 23, 2020
Steph O'Halloran vox
Johnny O'Halloran guit
D. Walker bass
Ben Gazi drm
Dimitri Manos drm on He's Gone
recorded at dry river by Ben Gazi
mastered by Jacques Wait
Design, Art Direction & Layout by Steph O, Johnny O & James Young
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU