Thunderpussy – s/t (Album review)

by Woody on June 4, 2018

The ladies of Thunderpussy – Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums] – are not subtle in their approach. They’re here to rock and chew gum. And it looks like they’re all out of chewing gum.

Looking and sounding like they just stepped out on to Sunset Blvd in the late 80s as opposed to Seattle in 2018, these ladies should not be taken lightly. I heard someone dismiss them as a gimmick or shtick act down at SXSW. After thoroughly enjoying their set on the opening night of SXSW, I was offended by that. I cannot stress this enough. These ladies are legit and wicked good musicians. If you’re still left with any doubt, check out this cover of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain.

The album mixes in some flat-out rockers like Speed Queen, Velvet Noose, Fever and the title track and namesake of the band that will get your blood pumping. They mix in some solid mid-tempo stuff and lower tunes like – Torpedo Love, The Cloud and Utero Tango – to give you a chance to catch your breath.

I didn’t know what to expect when I took in their set at SXSW. I came away with a much greater appreciation of their music and a massive amount of respect. This album has only grown that appreciation. These ladies are special musicians and I’m happy to be along for the ride.

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