Proto Idiot

Bad Paintings (Digital&Print)

Proto Idiot is the ignorant, irrelevant and unwanted offspring of three musical morons from Manchester. Founded by chief chump Andrew Anderson (guitarist in The Hipshakes, Marble Vanity and The Creep Outs), Proto Idiot has made stupid music since 2007, a mix of 60s garage, 70s glam and 80s oddball… a post-punk Bay City Rollers.

Formerly a one-man thing but now a full-band affair, Andrew is joined by drummer Callum Trent D’Arley and bassist Michael Floyd Seal. They’ve got a slew of sides on great labels like Trouble in Mind, Slovenly and OddBox, with those in the know comparing the sound to The Soft Boys, TV Personalities and The Kinks.