In Houston it seems that no matter where you look, there are people being creative, and in music, our city is full of creative people working together in massive quantities.
Giant Kitty, however, seems to have more creativity than most. On the heels of recording sophomore album Rampage, due in January 2018, the punk-tinged four-piece has steadily been releasing singles and videos. The first video from the album, found exclusively here for the track "You Suck," revisits the glamorous world of '80s prime-time soaps — with a Giant Kitty twist, naturally.
The video is obviously inspired by shows like Dynasty, the glitzy soap starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins that ran from 1981 through '89 on ABC. The video spoofs the bloated cast size of nighttime soaps as band members cycle through the screen, billed under predominantly sill names, until Giant Kitty (as themselves) show up to perform at Houston venue Walter's Downtown.
The song offers plenty of Giant Kitty's trademark snarling guitars and barbed hooks. The single is the first taste of Rampage, and comes in clean, a cappella, dirty, and instrumental versions as well.
You can watch the video above, or stream the track in the usual places. Produced by DJ Baby Roo, Rampage is Giant Kitty's first album for local imprint Roologic Records, and will include features from Fat Tony and Kelly Hogan. Giant Kitty will perform both new material and old favorites Sunday, October 22 at White Oak Music Hall upstairs with special guests Dinner. The all-ages show has doors at 7 p.m. and tickets between $10 and $11.
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