WITCH ROCK DUO DEBUTS NEW SINGLE; WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
“Yes, Queen. I’m feelin’ myself!” Bobbi Kitten purrs in the chorus of Damn the Witch Siren’s infectious new single. The song is an ode to embracing one’s weirdness and beauty; a war-cry for everyone...girl, boy, or other, to celebrate their sexuality and be their most fabulous self. It’s a manic, electrified romp that borrows elements of pop, hip-hop, and new wave, stirred up in the band’s cauldron of endless influences.
The accompanying music video is a hazy piece of eye candy directed by Sydney Irene, featuring choreographed dancing, bubbles, the band bathing in a pool of pink, glittery water, and various members of Columbus’ LGBTQ community singing along to what has become a local summer anthem.
About the Band:
Damn the Witch Siren isn’t an easy act to pin down. If anything, their quest is to break the status quo; their dreamlike artwork is not what one typically imagines when thinking of witches. The music covers a vast sonic territory, but the theme tying it all together is undoubtedly feminism. The band’s name was inspired by the male patriarchy’s demonization of powerful women throughout history.
Bobbi Kitten has dedicated herself to slaying on all fronts. Her stage presence is something to behold. Aside from singing her ass off, she keeps herself busy dancing, playing guitar, synths, drum machines and samplers, as well as handling most of the band’s art direction, photography, and fashion.
Z Wolf, then, is the perfect foil...a lanky man in a wolf mask, like a character from an Edward Gorey drawing, crafting beats and basslines in the shadows. He’s pretty wild in his own right, but seems content to let his bandmate shine.
In their short time together, the duo have released two EP’s and a full-length record, and built considerable buzz in their midwestern hometown. In July of 2016, they embarked on a tour across 9 states.
The band will be performing a brief string of dates this fall before they embark on their biggest tour yet in February of 2018.
DAMN THE WITCH SIREN TOUR DATES (FALL 2017):
9/09 - Cincinnati, OH @ Urban Artifact
9/15 - Hamtramck, MI @ Ghost Light
9/22 - Cleveland, OH @ Ingenuity Festival
10/20 - Columbus, OH @ Highball Halloween
*MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED*