The Weird Sisters
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Three girls and a "token" boy, Switchblade Kittens are Drama (vox), Coffie (bass), Tabbie (drumbass), and Pep (bassorama). The colorful felines burst onto the scene with a string of college radio hits including their cover of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" as well as Switchblade Kitten original songs like "Ode to Harry Potter" and "All Cheerleaders Die".

In July 2006 they released a full-blown Harry Potter tribute album "The Weird Sisters", including a rework of "Ode". Their interest in Harry Potter has led the band to play a number of sci-fi conventions and most notably Nimbus, the first Harry Potter symposium.

Their name was taken from an obscure film character called "switchblade kitty", a cat who liked to eat found toys off the floor. From Switchblade Kitty also came one of the coolest band logos ever! SK is known for their energetic power pop full of cattitude; a full-body sound accomplished without any lead guitars. The kittens play hybrid instruments invented by Drama that combine bass guitar with electronic effects processing such as the "bassorama", "drumbass", or "bassola".

Switchblade Kittens believe in clean living. Their first album Hey Punk! Try Heroine(s) was a call to put away drugs and try getting high off female heroes instead. The members of the band “do not drink alcohol or participate in drug use”, but they are not namby-pamby puritan whiners, either. Clean living is their belief. They have a big-fun punk rock attitude and a positive message like the rainbows that lace Drama's hair and the Kittens Costumes. They have played many indie shows, including opening for The strokes at South By Southwest and performing on the Vans Warped Tours in 2003 and 2005.

We think or fans of Puffy Amiyumi, Hole, Blondie, The Ramones, Shonen Knife, Green Day, Blink-182, Kenickie and/or That Dog will love Switchblade Kittens, too.

By Christopher Dylan Massey + Church of Girl
Published 08. April. 2007