For over 2 decades, Narcoleptic Youth has been waking up the underground scene with raw punk rock masterpieces like Barbi in Bondage, McAnarchy, Is This Punk?, and 86 the Crap. They’ve taken their Gwen Stefani impersonating, gorilla suit wearing, puppet fondling, Hawaiian Punch throwing and whipped cream pie smashing stage riot on west coast tours from Sacramento to Mexico to Phoenix with legends like The Adolescents and The Adicts.
Narcoleptic Youth has also headlined their own SOLD OUT concerts at Southern California staples like The Glasshouse in Pomona, The Showcase Theatre in Corona, and Chain Reaction in Anaheim. They’ve played festivals including The Warped Tour, Punk Rock Bowling, O.C. Punk Rock Picnic 3 (main stage), and Punk Invasion Fest (main stage) just to name a few. They're featured in 3 documentaries: Punk’s Not Dead, Showcase Theatre - If These Walls Could Sing, and Where The County Line Ends. They’ve appeared on over 7 compilations, released 5 albums, and over a dozen singles, selling over 5,000 copies without any backing from a record label prior to signing with Dr. Strange Records! In the digital age, that ain’t too shabby! They’ve played multiple times at premier venues like The Observatory (Santa Ana), Soma (San Diego), House of Blues (Anaheim and L.A.), and The Henry Fonda Theater (L.A.) where they've performed in the direct support slot for punk pioneers such as TSOL, Misfits, Youth Brigade, D.I., UK Subs, Fear, Dickies, Vice Squad, Agent Orange, Vibrators, Dead Kennedys, The Business, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, The Angry Samoans, and their largest show to date in front of 6,000 people opening for The Subhumans.
Their latest full length release on Dr. Strange Records, One Nation Under Nothing, quickly sold out and is being re-released in Spring of 2023. In support of this album's second pressing and their newest single, Mask Hysteria, Narcoleptic Youth is hitting the road on a European tour ending at The Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England.
We’ll leave the final word to punk rock legend, Charlie Harper of The UK SUBS, Nov. 10, 2000.
“In all my years of doing this, I’ve never seen an opening band come out and get the crowd going like that from start to finish. It was brilliant! There’s only one bad thing about it. Now we’ve got to go out there and follow THAT!”