The Manimals are a female-fronted, gender and genre-bending five-piece from New York City.
Marrying party rock with poetry to create raucous anthems, their ecstatic, cathartic live show is a throwback to the wild thrills of early glam punk, but with lyrical intensity and melodic heights rarely found in its modern iterations. Inspired by equal parts David Bowie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blondie, Joan Jett, and No Doubt, you will know The Manimals by the trail of fake blood, whiskey, and glitter.
They released their first full-length album, Born Strange, under the name Haley Bowery & the Manimals in 2012. Since then, founding member Bowery has been joined by guitarists Michael Jayne and Chris "The Bear" Norwood, bassist Jack "The Dick" Breslin, and drummer Matty O'Koren. In 2016, they released Seven, a concept album based on Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire. Described by The Geekiary as "a raucous, rollicking, radical experience; an awesome amalgam of rock 'n' roll and nerdery," Seven also spawned a group-sing punk cover version of The Bear and the Maiden Fair. One year later, The Manimals returned to their party rock roots with a three-song EP, Your Bloodwork Came Back, It's the Manimals.