Singles & EPs
An unapologetically rowdy all-female rock band from the Pacific Northwest, Thunderpussy are a loud and proud quartet whose music combines a heavy dose of indie rock smarts and arena rock bombast with a dash of humor and plenty of showmanship. Thunderpussy were formed in Seattle, Washington in late 2013 by vocalist Molly Sides (formerly of This Bitch Don't Fall Off), guitarist Whitney Petty (a veteran of the Grizzled Mighty), Leah Julius (ex-Cumulus and Sundries), and drummer Lena Simon (also a member of La Luz and Kairos). It didn't take long for Thunderpussy to earn a reputation on the Seattle music scene -- their second gig ever was reviewed by an local online music magazine that called it the best show of the year. The band continued to play out regularly in the Pacific Northwest, and in 2016 Ruby Dunphy joined the band after the departure of drummer Simon.
In September 2016, Thunderpussy began work on their first album, with producer Sylvia Massy at the controls. As the group members pondered offers from several labels, they were approached by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, who invited the band to cut a 7" for his HockeyTalkter Records imprint. The single, "Velvet Noose" b/w "No Heaven," featured guest guitar work from McCready, and the endorsement from one of the major figures on Seattle's music scene helped spread the word about the group outside the Pacific Northwest. In late 2017, Thunderpussy struck a deal with the Universal-distributed Stardog label, and the label issued a seasonal single before the year was out, a suitably rockin' cover of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." In February 2018, Stardog dropped a four-song EP from Thunderpussy, Greatest Tits, featuring tunes that had previously been released as digital singles. ~ Mark Deming