Space Cadet was formed in 2020 when Matt Hock and Dave Walsh of The Explosion (Virgin, Jade Tree) wanted to expand their collective sound beyond punk rock. The following year, they channeled influences of shoegaze, Brit rock, new wave and punk into their acclaimed debut LP on Wiretap Records, 'Lion on a Leash.'
Now two years later, the band has just released 'Suede Originals,' a 4-song EP and the first release by Brooklyn’s Miserable Neighbor Records. The record is a concentrated dose of driving guitars, big choruses, and insistent hooks. Initially slated to appear on the next Space Cadet full-length, these songs deserved to stand on their own. 'Suede Originals' was produced by Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls) at Little Eden in Asbury Park and mastered by Alan Douches. It features Matt Olsson on bass and drums.
Space Cadet’s live band has included The Explosion’s Damian Genuardi and Chris Gonzalez, as well as Matt Olsson, Brian Pluta (Left Circles), Kaleen Reading (Mannequin Pussy), Mike Sneeringer and Danny “Dubs” Windas. They’ve recently supported bands such as Fake Names and Restorations.