The Bots are band-mates Mikaiah Lei (Lead Vocal, Guitar, Bass) and (Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocal). They recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12, respectively. They self-released their first three EPs and completed two Vans Warped Tours, countless European festivals, and support tours with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Refused and Bad Brains, among others. This was all before releasing their EP, 'Sincerely Sorry', on FADER Label in 2013, which spurred The New York Times to predict, "They are on the cusp of stardom."
The Bots' debut full-length album, 'Pink Palms', was released in October 2014 via FADER Label. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Justin Warfield and Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner. The Los Angeles Times premiered the record and called it "a mash of frenetic garage rock and lush indie rock." Zane Lowe premiered the first single, 'All I Really Want', on his BBC Radio 1 show, proclaiming, "The Bots make brilliant, weird rock & roll music. And the future - a big part of it - belongs to them." NPR Music called the song "an absolute knockout" and the album full of "playful catchy songs that rock hard."
2014 saw The Bots make their debut at Coachella, where they were deemed "Most Likely to Succeed" by Rolling Stone and named "one of the best young bands at Coachella" by Creative Loafing. The band also played Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Riotfest, supported Dropkick Murphys on a run of US dates, and toured the world quickly gaining them a reputation as one of the best young touring bands in the country. They've already kicked off 2015 in winning fashion with their being named "L.A.'s most celebrated rock duo" by LA Weekly and featured in Interview Magazine's "15 Faces of 2015". They made their national TV debut on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers', in February 2015, performing their single 'Blinded'.
10 Mar, 2015
The Bots: New Video 'Blinded'
The Bots, unveil a new video for their track 'Blinded', which was directed by 'The Walking Dead' actor Norman Reedus.
10 Feb, 2015
The Bots: On 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'
The Bots perform 'Blinded' on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'.
14 Jan, 2015
The Bots: New Track 'Alanna' Free Download
The Bots new track 'Alanna', produced by Nick Zinner, is available as a free download exclusively from Noisey.
11 Dec, 2014
The Bots: LA's Most Celebrated Rock Duo
The Bots are featured in the new LA Weekly, as being that city's most celebrated rock duo. Read the full article here:
21 Oct, 2014
The Bots: New Video 'All I Really Want'
The Bots unveil their new video for 'All I Really Want', taken from the debut album 'Pink Palms', out now on the FADERLabel.
10 Oct, 2014
The Bots: In New Mitsubishi Commercial
The Bots star in the new 'Every Mile Matters', Mitsubishi commercial, playing their track 'All Of Them (Wide Awake)', from the new album 'Pink Palms'.
09 Oct, 2014
The Bots: Featured In Fully Uploaded
The Bots are featured in the latest episode of Fully Uploaded.
14 May, 2014
The Bots: New Single & Video 'No One Knows'
The Bots unveil a new single 'No One Knows', from their debut album to be released later in the year.
The Bots will be supporting Black Sabbath at their Hyde Park show in London on 4th July.
12 Feb, 2014
The Bots: New Video '5.17'
The Bots have released a new video for '5.17', taken from their new 'Sincerely Sorry EP', out now on the Fader Label.
11 Sep, 2013
The Bots: 'Sincerely Sorry' EP
The Bots preview a new track '5.17', from their forthcoming 'Sincerely Sorry' EP, through Vice magazine's Noisey website.