Sunday, April 19, 2020


Atila was a California band that was something between no-wave and anarcho-punk with influences from every genre. Dub, country, funk, disco, Middle Eastern folk music. It's all there. It's noisy. It's terrible but, at the same time, enjoyable.

Their first release from 1981 was a self-titled 5-track 7" that was re-released as "Rocker" with a different cover.

The second release from 1982 was a 4-track 7" simply titled "2" (pictured above).

They released their first album in 1983. It was called "International Sandwich" and it was more a study in different styles and sounds than a serious attempt at songwriting.
Then they released their final offering in 1985. It's an 8-track album that has some of their best stuff. It's called "Looking for Love".
They had three songs on compilations but all three are available on these four recordings here so I believe this is everything the band ever released.



  1. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the same chap who had a hair studio in the Valley, aimed at punks and mods? He used to advertise in Twist, a mod magazine from back in the day.

  2. This stuff is strange but fun, and HARD to find. Like you said, both terrible and enjoyable. Thank you for posting the Atila discography!