Accelerators are a punk rock band from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Since 2003, inspired by a then thriving local punk rock scene and
bands such as Ramones, The Dwarves and Screeching Weasel. Accelerators have been bringing enthusiasts around Europe and beyond their
very own brand of high energy punk rock.
In 2009 Accelerators released their self titled debut album on Stardumb Records. The album is now on it’s 3rd pressing and features
guest appearances by Danny Vapid (Screeching Weasel) and Kepi (Groovie Ghoulies).
On September 1st, 2012 Accelerators release their 2nd full length record entitled “Fuel For The Fire”, recorded in 2011 at the Excess
Studio’s in Rotterdam. Opting for a DIY approach, the record was record by Simon Baken who had joined the band in 2010. Producer
Jacques Waits, known for his work with bands such as Off With Their Heads and Banner Pilot performed mixing and mastering duties
resulting in a killer punk rock sound. On this new record Accelerators have crafted their style and sound to fit their exact wishes.
It’s hooks, harmonies and sing a long choruses. It’s fast, in your face, but always with an edge. It’s the culmination of nearly 10
years of being a band and no intention of calling it quits!
Enough about the record. Punk rock is all about playing live and being face to face with your audience isn’t it? Well being on stage in
front of a crowd (ANY CROWD!) is what the band’s all about. Accelerators have played nearly 500 shows in 20 different countries and
have an everlasting desire to bring their music to new places and people around the world.
Over the years Accelerators have played bars, halls and outdoor festivals including:
013, Vera, Melkweg, Wurlitzer Ballroom (ES), Wild at Heart (DE), La Skaletta (IT), Paaspop, Speedfest, Metropolis and The Rebellion Festival Blackpool.
Bands Accelerators have shared the stage with include:
NOFX, No Use For A Name, Rise Against, The Dwarves, The Apers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Heideroosjes and Peter Pan Speedrock.
We’re sure you agree it’s incredibly awesome that Accelerators:
• Have their new record coming out in 5 different countries.
• Will be on the road all over Holland, Europe and the world again starting September 1st.
• Did a 50 shows in 50 days tour through Europe in 2010!
• Were the 2nd punk rock band ever to make it to Morocco! (The Exploited were first, beat our bastards to it)
• Played 7 shows in 1 day on 14 March 2009!
• Are onto the 3rd pressing of their S/T debut album.