Often described as a combination of Bikini Kill, L-7, and the Sex Pistols, Giant Kitty is breaking new ground in the world of female fronted post punk bands. "I’ll tell you that I’m pretty sure Giant Kitty made my ears pop when I saw them play live, and they have this crazy stage presence that doesn’t occur nowadays, as often as it should. If you’re lucky, you catch their truly amazing cover of Devo’s “Gates of Steel.” says David Garrick of Free Press Houston. Giant Kitty lights up the crowd with a high energy stage presence, sense of humor, and hard driving sound. Cassandra’s long-time partner Trinity Quirk filled in the role as drummer. “I have so many influences from new wave bands like Devo, to more obscure bands like Japan’s Shonen Knife it’s hard to say what direction we might end up going to in any given song,” according to Cassandra, “that’s what makes the process of creating art with other people so exciting.” “It’s pretty amazing how far we’ve come, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for us,” says Trinity.
Founded in late 2013, we finally found the right mix of members in early 2014. All four members bring a cool personality and different set of skills to the band while also meshing together sonic vibes and generally amazing powding beats for the fans. Highlights include: playing out of town dates in Austin, Memphis, Lake Jackson, and Nashville, release of a 5 song EP, playing over 40 live shows, and opening for legendary punk band Shonen Knife. The kittens have also logged TV and radio appearances in the Houston area. Giant Kitty also won both a Houston Press Best of 2014 award, and a "Band to Watch in 2015" award from Free Press Houston. They are currently recording an 11 track LP to be released in late 2015 under Carrot Girl Records. The LP is produced by Mark White (Spin Doctors), and being mixed and mastered by Roman Klun (Anthrax, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, and George Michael)
Best of Houston Winner 2014 - Houston Press
Best Punk Band Houston Press Music Awards - Nominated 2015
- Houston Press
Best of the Year - Free Press Houston
Bands to Watch in 2015, Giant Kitty "They had a pretty strong 2014 that will probably only get stronger in 2015."
- Free Press Houston
"Catch the in your face rock n’ roll haze of Houston’s Giant Kitty. Giant Kitty pretty much lives up to their name, as if a giant cat in your house wouldn’t make it’s presence known. That’s how this all female three piece rolls, they’re loud and in your face. It’s brash, unapologetic, and fierce rock that whips your neck back and forth with its intensity."
- David Garrick of Free Press Houston
" I’m nearly ready to toss my hat into the ring for fan club presidency.... Why would you not love a band singing about Keanu Reeves over music that sounds like Concrete Blonde? How could you resist an act that brings its one cover song to the stage, and it's a P.J. Harvey tune? "
- Jesse Sendejas Jr. Houston Press (Aug 22, 2015)
“Shows To See in Memphis in October - "Warm up for Halloween shenanigans with this one, y'all."”
- Holly Whitfield, I Love Memphis Blog
"More of this please...." - Nashville Scene
"Go early ... there are several other bands on the bill you want to hear, including local indie female punk, band Giant Kitty"
- Bob Langham, examiner.com (Sep 19, 2014)
"Best show I have seen in 25 years"
- Mr. Random Drunk Dude at our show last fall [+]