Born and bred in Long Beach, CA, Feral Kizzy is a sultry/thrashy assault on the senses. With the 60’s garage feel of The Detroit Cobras, the synth edge of The Missing Persons, and the punk hostility of Bikini Kill; Feral Kizzy is at the epicenter of the exploding Long Beach local music scene right now.
Feral Kizzy is Kizzy Kirk (vocals), Brenda Carsey (keyboards, vocals), Johnny Lim (guitar), Kevin Gonzalez (bass) and Mike Meza (drums). Johnny, Kevin and Mike drive the rhythm and beats in the back, laying down the aggressive baselines and punishing cadence of dirty garage rock while out front, Kizzy Kirk and Brenda Carsey cut the crowd in half with full frontal femme sexiness and riot-worthy aggression.
Kizzy Kirk is a rock star, plain and simple. She is unbridled, unpredictable, and her energy is contagious as she writhes across the monitors, strikes Ziggy Stardust poses, and charges through the crowd with mic-in-hand belting out her poetic verses. Kizzy Kirk is Patti Smith, Janis Joplin and Joan Jett rolled into one seductive, hot mess.
While Kizzy rips the mic, the hypnotic keys and angelic harmonies of Brenda Carsey blend in seamlessly behind her adding a synth sugar that offsets that thrash spice. This unique combination of good and evil is an exhilarating balancing act that keeps the listener on their toes as Feral Kizzy is raw and aggressive while still remaining fun and danceable. Being at a Feral Kizzy show is like being softly kissed and openhanded slapped at the same time.
Like the cherry on top of the already burgeoning Long Beach local music sundae, Feral Kizzy is a garage/femme/funk/thrash blast for the ears and eyes and should not be missed.
Feral Kizzy’s self-titled debut EP is available online at http://feralkizzy.bandcamp.com/album/feral-kizzy.
The much anticipated full length album, Slick Little Girl (deriving its name from the Lou Reed song “Make-Up”) is scheduled to hit later this summer (2015). Find out more info at: http://www.feralkizzy.com
Photo credits: Luka Fisher and Robert Ibarra