The Unnatural Helpers are one of Seattle’s finest punk bands, the brain child of drummer/singer Dean Whitmore. The current incarnation includes Kimberly Morrison (Dutchess & the Duke) on bass, and Brian Standeford (Idle Times, Catheters, Tall Birds) and Leo Gephardt (Catheters, Tall Birds) on guitars.
The Helpers play driven, catchy, guitar-heavy punk. Whitmore’s vocals are endearingly cutting and sarcastic, while his urgent drumming always seems to be racing the rest of the instruments to the end of the song (songs that generally clock in under the 2:00 mark). The band’s most recent release was the Dirty, Dumb and Comical 7”, the first installment in the current run of the Sub Pop Singles Club.