Giant Kitty continues the tradition of strong female voices in punk while bringing along eclectic influences, diverse backgrounds, and a comedic sensibility. This four-piece combines elements of punk, new wave, and riot grrrl and their sound is often described as a mix between Bikini Kill and Blondie. The band has played with acts like Shonen Knife, Downtown Boys, The Kominas, Fea, and Dressy Bessy and been featured in Billboard and Spin magazine for their music and their unconventional antics. These include a wedding between band founders Cassandra Quirk (guitar, background vocals) and Trinity Quirk (drums) officiated by Miriam Hakim (vocals) in the middle of a show and an Inauguration Day show called “We Belong: Houstonians of Muslim Descent Dissent” which raised nearly $2000 for the ACLU of Texas.
Their debut album, “This Stupid Stuff,” dropped January 2016. It was featured in news outlets such as The Huffington Post, Bitch Media, and others. In 2017 Giant Kitty joined Roologic Records, brought on bassist Roger Medina, and recorded their sophomore album, “Rampage,” released in January 2018. The album features narration by Anti-Records Kelly Hogan and Houston rapper Fat Tony.
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