Inspired by the likes of trip-hop, 80’s pop, Goldfrapp, Nintendo, Alexander McQueen, and the theatrical aesthetic of David Bowie, Damn the Witch Siren is a unique brew of fashion, feminism, fur and fangs. In their short time together they have filled their cauldron with ethereal, punchy pop tunes bubbling over crunchy hip-hop beats and swirling synths. Their broad palette of sound all comes together with the sometimes sweet, sometimes nasty vocal stylings of the beautiful Bobbi Kitten. The Columbus, Ohio-based band hit the local scene at the tail end of 2013. After releasing their debut EP 'Superdelicious' in May 2014, they began to catch a lot of local attention for their zany, energetic shows that feature lots of dancing and maniacal vocal effects backed by synchronized lights and music videos. And a wolf mask.
"The multi-media onslaught of Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf truly has no precedent or peer among the Columbus scene...theirs is as much a rock concert as it is an exultant sideshow.” - Kevin J Elliot (614 Magazine)
In less than a year, Damn the Witch Siren has graced the cover of 614 Magazine and was nominated by Columbus Alive as an act most likely to go national in their annual Bands To Watch feature. They also performed at the Columbus 2014 TedX Conference, Comfest, Independent’s Day, and FemmeFest. In the summer of 2014, the duo made national news when they protested the inclusion of rapper and R&B artist R. Kelly on the bill of Columbus’ Fashion Meets Music Festival. Kelly was later removed from the festival due to public backlash. Recently, they had their single "Don't Go Away" featured on NYLON Magazine and another single "Nasty" premiered on PopMatters.
In the fall of 2015, the duo will embark on their first tour and release a full-length album this October.
- Thomas Baltzer, Central Ohio Music Yesterday & Today [+]