Splintered in Her Head is an electro rock band from Portland, OR. Fans of The Cure, Depeche Mode and The Church will love them at first listen, but the band is solidly 21st century, sprinkling dark glam DNA on fresh songwriting and energetic performances.
The band’s music is worldly, with US songwriting and UK sounds incubated in Japan. Conceived during a DJ residency in Central Tokyo, the band has a strong affinity for East Asia; frontman Micheal Pacheco speaks fluent Japanese and guitarist Ephraim Bano was raised in Hong Kong. Splintered brings it all home with buzzy keyboards, big guitars, and catchy lyrics.
“I’ve toured the US, Europe, and Japan,” says Splintered in Her Head frontman Micheal Pacheco. “I love live theater, fashion, music, art… I believe that passion, hard work, and humility are essential to success.
“For me, it’s about those sweaty moments on stage when everything hurts and it feels like you’re fucking the entire audience at the same time. I wanted to find other musicians who felt the same way.”
The band’s performances feature shades of IAMX and Depeche Mode, with an evolving theatricality. Other live influences that include David Bowie, Trippple Nippples, and Nine Inch Nails mixed up with a dash of 1920s Hollywood glam. It’s fun, heavy, and raw. Dress or undress for the occasion. Wilkommen. Youkoso. Welcome to the show.Micheal Pacheco: Vocals, Guitar
Steve Mallory: Bass, Keyboards
Ephraim: Guitar, Keyboards
Matt Koski: Drums