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Artist Name: Cute Puke
Who Are They: Previously known as Girlsloth, this Atlanta garage punk trio is focused on deconstructing the gender binary while creating an inclusive interpretation of punk music.
Oubah Dougsiyeh – Bass, vocals
Vee McConnell – Guitar, vocals
Zo Chapman – Drums
Sounds Like: Sleater-Kinney meets Best Coast with a dash of Speedy Ortiz. Unrelenting three-chord energy balanced by a seriousness in relating the everyday struggle of LGBTQ individuals in 21st century America. Pulling from ’60s pop and ’90s punk, the hooks are simple but unrelenting, much like the band’s sharp cultural assessments.
Releases: The band’s debut EP, a self-titled 8-track demo, came out last month and is available as a name-your-price download via Bandcamp.
Mandatory Listening: The EP’s fourth track, “No Body Talk,” is a sugar-coated slice of bubblegum punk layered over deft political witticisms that best demonstrates the trio’s vice-grip tightness as they blaze through the sing-along chorus.
Cute Puke will perform on Monday, March 21 at WonderRoot when they play in support of Pretty Boy, Mal Blum, and Big Quiet. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.