SPLNTR is an original punk rock band from Orange County, California, which was formed in 1993 by original members Erick on Vocals, Lieu on Drums and John on Lead Guitar. After a hiatus from performing live, SPLNTR returns in 2011 with new bass player Dean Deal and rhythm guitarist Neill Bedgood.
Inspired by the energy the new members have brought with them, John has cranked out 4 or 5 new songs to supplement old favorites as SPLNTR works towards creating a second album's worth of new material. Dean and Neill have contributed already as well, so excitement is building to debut what we think are going to be new classic material for SPLNTR fans.
SPLNTR played their first gig in 13 Years at a packed house at the Doll Hut in Anaheim California, and more recently a second private show for friends and fan club members in preparation for a rollout of the new lineup in Summer 2011. Neill was added on 2nd guitar after this show.
Back in the day, Flipside made this comment about SPLNTR's sound:
“They remind one of Black Flag and Minor Threat careening down hill with no brakes with Jello Biafra driving”
With X band members of White Mice, Masque of Demise, Animal Camp, Gigless, Submission, Spill, Viva La Cheiva, David Kidd ,Hard Ones, Manic Disorder, Bone Collector, and Fork Tailed Devils
SPLNTR has recorded for Dr. Dream Records and Posh Boy as well as releasing a Split compilation with a Texas band in late 2009.
Erick has now moved on to play in Broken Patron Saints