Former lead singer of The Shanghais // Former guitarist & singer of Control Freaks.
Vinyl & digital available on Surfin' Ki Records & Natalie Sweet direct:
"These are all, basically, two minute blasts of glorious melody." - Maximum Volume Music
"If you can never get enough of your Josie Cotton, Holly and the Italians, and Nikki and the Corvettes records, be sure to add this one to the rotation." - Faster And Louder
"I love this record!" - Palmyra Delran, Little Steven's Underground Garage
"F'n killer stuff." - Tommy Unit Live, Real Punk Radio
"My favorite Natalie Sweet!" - Morten Henriksen, The Yum Yums
"If you’re looking for a fun power pop listen, and let’s face it, who isn’t, you needn’t go any further than this album! You get 13 slices of rockin’ joy on Oh By The Way…It’s Natalie Sweet…with songs that fans of The Ramones, Lisa Mychols and girl pop in general will eat up for breakfast, lunch and dinner!" - International Pop Overthrow
""Lip Service" is a sugary sweet pop garage rock song. It has all the sweetness and pop you'd find in a song like "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies, but fuzzed out garage rock guitars. For many of us, that combination is an absolute dream, all wrapped up in a two minute package." - If It's Too Loud
"Natalie Sweet presents the right sort of mix between rock and roll, 60 garage rock and the rock side of Blondie." - WoNo Blog
"Been playing this ever since it was released." - Boris Boden aka The Secret Weapon
"This really is a treat that we all need to hear. Power pop, punk rock, whatever… this is just great Hi-energy rock’n’roll and pop music with infectious melodies, buzzsaw guitars and more hooks than… something with a lot of hooks. Think of a cross between ‘Road to Ruin’ era Ramones, The Pandoras and Suzi Quattro. Yep, it really is that good. This is Bubblegum-pop infused with the finest spirits! Natalie has a great punk-pop voice combined with humorous, witty lyrics, while the arrangements really bring out the best of every song with plenty of creative and playful ideas. Make sure this album is at the top of your shopping list NOW !!!" - Fear And Loathing Fanzine
Exciting news from TravoRamo Productions International & Surfin' Ki Records! Former lead singer of the Shanghais NATALIE SWEET's debut solo album! It’s a slammin’ power pop album somewhere between Rocket to Russia and Parallel Lines (well at least in our minds!). Natalie boasts an amazing backup band featuring Morten Henriksen of The Yum Yums, Devin Clark Jorgenson of Color TV, and Travis Ramin of Nikki Corvette & the Stingrays, Tina & the Total Babes, and the Fevers!
When Travis Ramin described Natalie Sweet's solo debut as a "slammin' power pop album somewhere between Rocket To Russia and Parallel Lines", you had to know my ears perked up! Especially given my fondness for Sweet's past musical endeavors and all of Ramin's productions, I knew this was something I needed to hear. Yet not even that kind of build-up could have prepared me for the OH MY GOD! moment of actually hearing this record. My jaw dropped to the floor within the first 30 seconds of the opening track. Soon I was dancing around my basement in joyful celebration. The whole album left me feeling like a little kid on Christmas morning. If I could have dreamed up the perfect power pop album and had an unlimited budget to hire the best people to make it happen, I still couldn't have topped this. - Lord Rutledge, Faster And Louder
released October 23, 2020
Natalie Sweet - Lead Vocals
Morten Henriksen - Lead Guitar, vocals
Devin Jorgenson - Bass, backing vocals
Travis Ramin - Drums, backing vocals
Produced by Travis Ramin
Recorded and Mixed by David J Russ at It's A Secret Minneapolis, MN.
Mastered by Tom Garneau at AudioActive Minneapolis, MN
Additional Production by Morten Henriksen
Art & Photos by Mat Dunlap