Thunderpussy KEXP Live Performance and Interview on July 22, 2016 [YouTube Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published September 1, 2016



"Speed Queen"
"The Cloud"
"Welcome To The Disco"


Host: Kevin Cole
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Jim Beckmann

On July 22, Seattle's Thunderpussy stopped by their hometown radio station KEXP to perform a few songs and talk with host Kevin Cole. Check out their performance above, courtesy of KEXP's YouTube.

Every once in a while, you might discover a band you haven't heard of, and they completely blow you away. Such was the case for myself when I watched this video of Thunderpussy. The all-female group deliver a high energy brand of gritty rock & roll that is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.

Kicking off with "Speed Queen" and "Fever," you get the sense that these girls aren't messing around. "The Cloud" displays the band's ability to create a rocking song that soars with passion fueled by Whitney Petty's ferocious guitar riffs. "Welcome To The Disco" is driven with Ruby Dunphy's drums and Leah Julius' strong bass. The final tune of the set, "Thunderpussy," barrels along like a rock freight train doing 110 mph. A common thread throughout the songs is Molly Sides' fevered vocals that balance nicely with the distorted guitar sound.

In the interview, the band talks about how they got together and the excitement of recording their debut album with engineer Sylvia Massy (who has worked with Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, and Red Hot Chili Peppers). Hopefully soon we'll get to hear how these songs sound in a recording studio format.

For more information about Thunderpussy, check out their official website.

Source: KEXP YouTube

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