THE REPRESSIONS are a forest-music/folk-punk band featuring Barbara Dragon and Nate Lay. They write songs in varying genres with guitars, keyboards and occasionally a xylophone. about books, nature, defending animals, injustice, being weird, and living with wild emotions. The Repressions play lively shows, incorporating prizes and bubbles and original artwork into their performance. Their style has been described by audiences as radical folk-rock, ethereal indie rock, anti-bully music and a Saturday morning cartoon for adults. The Repressions dedicate their music to anyone who has ever been made fun of for being sensitive, kind, smart, or ill.