The Slashes' singer-guitarist Esteban Rene attended boarding school in Ensenada, while bassist Beto Bautista grew up in Tijuana. Rene met Bautista while working for Hornblower Cruises.
Rene says drummer Marco Piro (formerly of Octagrape and Wild Wild Wets) is “the animal in the band. He wants to bite heads off of bats. I just try and keep it all together.”
New singles were released in early 2018, including "Nunu's" (named after a famous local eatery) followed in May by "Heavy Bowie."