BEAST FOOT FORWARD!
Hampshire punks PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS have a brand new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
A sardonic psychotic reaction to the social media age, ‘Knee Jerk’ is the first single to be taken from the Basingstoke trio’s fourth album Beast, their first under a new deal with ace German garage label Hound Gawd!
Says frontwoman Puss Johnson, “I wrote this song a couple of years ago after hearing about that white woman who called the police on a black family minding their own business having a barbeque, and then it grew into a song that was also about reactionary people on social media. Since then the rise of the ‘Karen’ has escalated and people in general seem to have a ridiculous sense of entitlement and violence in the ‘opinions’ they post online.”
One of the hardest working bands on the UK scene, Pussycat and The Dirty Johnsons tour widely and regularly, sharing stages with the likes of Jon Spencer, Thee Oh Sees, The Fuzztones, The Polecats, The Rezillos, Bow Wow Wow, Mad Sin and The Damned along the way. An incendiary set at last year’s Azkena Festival led to an invitation to tour Spain this spring. That obviously had to be cancelled but the band hope to be back on the prowl asap.
Recorded at Bear Bites Horse studio in East London with producer/engineer Wayne Adams, Beast is set for release on 28 August. It’s available to pre-order here.