The history of Thunderpussy - from debut album to huge stadiums
thunderpussy are a charismatic all-female rock band from Seattle, a loud and proud quartet whose music combines a heavy dose of indie rock and arena rock bombast with a touch of humor. Each of their live concerts is held with a great spectacle ... Formed at the end of 2013 by the vocalist Molly Sides (former member This Bitch Don't Fall Off) and a guitarist Whitney Petty (veteran Grizzled Mighty), Thunderpussy quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene, after which they confidently went further - pushing all the boundaries and earning a big name for themselves ... The group toured a lot, but continued to perform on Pacific Northwest.
High-profile debut and subsequent works
Listeners who thought rock was dead were clearly not betting on a new all-female rock band. thunderpussy! Formed in late 2013 in the misty depths of Seattle, the Thunderpussy quartet is not just a girl group, but a rock band, growling, jumping and pulsing with timeless bravado ... Like classic rock, like delta blues, thunderpussy incorporates all the most romantic iterations of rock music... All four members have been making music all their lives! How do we know this? It's just obvious...
The girls started working on their debut album in September 2016 of the year, under the direction of the producer Sylvia Massi. While the members were considering offers from several labels, they met and later became friends with the lead guitarist. Pearl Jam by Mike McCready. It happened at the Sasquatch Music Festival! McCready was an immediate fan of the group, and the first single thunderpussy, named "Velvet Nose", was released on his label HockeyTalkter Records. He also contributed a guitar solo to the track ... Later this song will be used in a crime drama 2017 "Big Game".
Enlisting the support of one of the main figures in the Seattle music scene, Thunderpussy quickly emerged from the shadows: the group was talked about outside the Pacific Northwest ... By the end of 2017 thunderpussy made a deal with Universal's label Stardog and released a rock cover "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)":
In February 2018 of the year Stardog released EP with four Thunderpussy songs, which included tunes previously released as digital singles.
Five years and two Supreme Courts - a trademark story
It took five years and two Supreme Court cases USA, but in 2020 group thunderpussy finally got a federal trademark… The hard rock girl group filed for a trademark back in 2015, which they thought was commonplace for a growing group that wanted to protect their intellectual property. Three months later Patent and Trademark Office United States (USPTO) rejected the application, claiming that the name Thunderpussy violates "Lanham's Law" 1946 years, referring to the vulgar definition with urbandictionary.com.
“A group operating without a trademark is in a precarious position,” explained lawyer Ben Kerr, who pro bono represented Thunderpussy in the case. “Imagine an unscrupulous third party comes in and sells counterfeit goods!” he said. "Tower Records no longer exists..."
Crazy live shows
The frontwoman of this wild band from Seattle most often seen folded in half on the floor, and the microphone collects her sweat and breath ... Despite the fact that the rigid independence of Thunderpussy for a long time did not allow them to start working on their debut album, released only in 2018 year, the band's live performances became cult...
Any place where you play thunderpussy, - whether it's a basement or a sunny stage in Sasquatch, - turns into a real rock arena ...
“To play a live performance one hundred percent is to remind us that we are still alive,” says vocalist Sides. “We stand, breathe, laugh, drink, scream, fall, get up, move on. Realization of life is the path to enlightenment…”
On the stage Molly Sides finds zen in a clean, muscular expression, which in itself is a kind of manifesto of the virtues of rock and roll. She writhes sexually in all those sequins, howls, dives onto the stage and generally loses her mind, inviting the audience to do the same!
Yes, group thunderpussy is certainly indebted to several obvious spirit guides, of which the most obvious is Sleater-Kinney. But it would be too easy to reduce them to a mere heir to a resurgent glam rock. They are something much fresher and newer... "Temple" thunderpussy today gaining more and more followers. And while they continue their unstoppable rock and roll explosion, one can only guess how it will end ...