As much inspired by the dirge of the Berlin club scene, as by the angular sound of 80s Post Punk;  The Usual Boysʼ Indie-Rock sound is characterized by janky guitars and driving bass lines which underpin a  dark, post-ironic take on a seemingly unending ascent into adulthood.  ‘The Usual Boys’ was formed when rambling folk melophile Aleksi Oksanen (Finland) met bairn of  Postcard Records Ethan Dalziel (Scotland) and dedicated Schläge der Zeuge Patrick Pevsner (England)  before the dingy backdrop of Berlin.

The group were united by a love of cheap beer and the unlikely amalgamation began performing music, originally under the name 'Christmas Extravaganza’.  They looked to friend and music producer Rasmus Schmidt (Sweden) when seeking a bass player, who quickly became an indispensable part of the band's sound.   

The band began as an eccentric live act and quickly became known for their anxious on-stage energy.  They cut their teeth opening for artists such as The Undertones, The Happy Fits and The Bluestones,  as well as playing sold-out shows in legendary venues such as SO36, Frannz Club and Cassiopeia.  

Over time they have cemented themselves as a distinct highlight of the Indie scene in Berlin;  embarking on their first 5 date headline tour of the UK in the Summer of 2023.  Despite being unsigned they have been featured on music publications such as DiyMag, RiotMag,  Last Day Deaf and We All Want Someone to Shout For, as well as being featured on editorial Spotify  playlists and gotten radio play in Germany and the UK (BBC Introducing).