For the past 20 years, former Danish Royal Navy submarine officer Kim Nekroman has circled the world with a jar of pomade, a homemade "Coffin Bass" and an ever-changing rhythm section. He has done so in a quest to infect the world with the Nekromantix' brand of "psychobilly." Psychobilly, a breakneck-tempoed version of rockabilly which often relies on b-movie and horror movie themes, is practically a religion in northern Europe, where legions of followers wear hair grease and dress like Fonzies.
Nekroman helped popularize the form in the states in the early 21st century, when he relocated the band from Denmark to Southern California.Their popularity exploded when they signed to hellcat records, the imprint run by Rancid frontman Lars Fredericksen. With hellcat's backing - the Nekromantix and their tunes about dead cheerleaders made an immediate impact stateside, including South Florida - where the trio has never failed to play in front of less than a full house of twenty-somethings dressed like their grandparents - if their grandparents were extras on "Happy Days."
Tonight the Nekromantix latest lineup, plays Churchill's. Here's a sneak peak of Kim & company playing "Who Killed The Cheerleader:"