Philly electro-glam-rock four-piece GANG made a huge splash locally in the aughties, debuting with the undeniably badass single “Rat Poison” — a very much of-its-time jam that, holy smokes, turned ten years old back in October.
The band released a few EPs, played a lot of shows, but have kept things on the quiet front since drummer Tim Sonnefeld moved to California, where he works in music production. But the band just dropped its first single since 2012, and it totally would have made a great alternative soundtrack to a certain press conference this afternoon.
In an email, co-frontwoman Amanda Damron tells me “Nasty Woman” is “the theme song to the Revolution.” And true to that, its name reclaims a piece of election cycle slag to call out societal ills from xenophobia to sexism in the band’s riot grrrl via B-52s kinda way: “We demand equality and we demand peace / who do they follow us and assault us on the streets?” Or, another great couplet towards the coda of the song: “You inspire violence / I inspire sex.”
Of the band’s future outside the studio, Damron says “we are operating bi-coastally. Hoping to start playing shows again in the next few months!” Great news indeed. These are uncertain times, but GANG will make the revolution catchy AF. Listen to “Nasty Woman” and grab a free download below.
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