Decent Criminal's last album ‘Bloom’ was released in 2017. They made news in 2018 when sites like Vice, Kerrang!, Alternative Press and others reported on a vinyl pressing error in which their music was mistakenly pressed onto copies of Kendrick Lamar's second album 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.'
With a sound reminiscent of ‘90s alternative, punk, surf, and power-pop, Northern CA’s Decent Criminal offers catchy, upbeat songs that mercilessly collide with an abrasive and often melancholy undertones, to bring forth a style that is both playfully compatible, and inadvertently raw.
In 2014, brothers Hunter and Tristan Martinez took what was already an active touring band, and rebuilt it from the ground up. Giving the band a new sound and set of players. Decent Criminal has plans to hit the road hard and continue making records for years to come.
Photo: Eden Kittiver
The 4-piece will head overseas for a series of European Tour dates beginning this month with stops in France, UK, Belgium, Germany and more. The tour includes appearances at both sets of Booze Cruise Festivals in Bristol, UK and Hamburg, DE as well as Bearded Punk Fest in Belgium and This Is My Fest in France.
A record release show is confirmed for June 29 at Thee Parkside in SF. They will also play Alex's Bar in Long Beach on July 7.
May 11 - Santa Rosa, CA 3 Disciples Brewing
15.05 FR Toulouse @ TBA
18.05 FR CapBreton @ Le Circus
19.05 FR Bordeaux/Angers @ TBA
20.05 FR Tours @ Puzzle Pub
21.05 FR Sens @ Le Garage
22.05 FR Amiens @ TBA
23.05 UK London @ New Cross Inn
24.05 UK Stafford @ Redrum
25.05 UK Bristol @ Booze Cruise Festival
26.05 FR Boulogne s/Mer @ La Cave de Mr Guy
27.05 BE Namur @ Petit Bitu
28.05 FR Lyon @ LE TROKSON
30.05 CH Bern @ TBA
31.05 CH Neuchâtel @ Plan A3
01.06 BE Genk @ Bearded Punk Festival
02.06 BE Saint Léger @ Lac de Conchibois
03.06 DE Mainz @ KulturCafé
04.06 DE Berlin @ TBA
05.06 DE Bremen @ Capri Bar
06.06 DE Hamburg @ Booze Cruise Festival
07.06 NL Groningen @ Lola
09.06 FR Paris @ This is My Fest
JUN 29 Record Release Show! - Thee Parkside- San Francisco (W/ toyGuitar//Shutups//Slumped)
JUL 7 Alex's Bar- Long Beach (w/ Dwarves, The Crowd, Decent Criminal, Meow Twins, Richard Scary)