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Sharkmuffin is Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch, a duo of Brooklynite sirens bred from the waves of the Jersey shore. Influenced by everyone from Nirvana to The Ronettes, Sharkmuffin adds a unique jagged edge onto ‘60s beach pop meets ‘90s alt sound, a genre lovingly dubbed “opti-mystic glam-grunge.” With several cross-country tours (including many return trips to SXSW) & no shortage of EPs, Sharkmuffin has been creating a veritable whirlpool of musical chaos. Their 2015 debut LP Chartreuse (featuring Patty Schemel of Upset/Hole on drums) is their most vicious lure, featuring 10 tracks that bleed heavily with feminine rage & cheeky sass alike.
In May of 2017, Sharkmuffin released their sophomore LP Tsuki (feat. Kim Deuss on drums & keys), followed by their first international tour to the U.K. In July, they released a split EP cassette with Little Dickman Records label-mates The Off White & toured the U.S. all summer.
Tarra & Natalie are currently writing & recording their third LP, playing & touring with Jordyn Blakely on drums, with guest appearances by Michelle Rose on electric cello. Sharkmuffin plans to tour Europe in summer 2018.
"Sharkmuffin are either the most glam garage band around, or the grungiest glam band around." - NPR
"Sharkmuffin are one of the more popular garage punk bands in the Brooklyn music scene, and essential listening for fans of Screaming Females. There's a certain '90s feel to the music they make, driven by demanding but never desperate hollers." - Billboard Magazine
"Their sound is energetic and wild, fitting for a band with a name like theirs. It's rough and raw and soaked in whisky, just the way the best bands are.“ - Village Voice