“The Hyperdrive Kittens are bursting with character, and Rocky Road shines with that perfect edgy balance and gusto.” – Buzz Slayers 1/2/23”
The Hyperdrive Kittens
THREE DECADES & NINE LIVES
“The Hyperdrive Kittens hits those classic punk and rock sweet spots that touch on a theatrical style and a ton of character which is what this band is really all about.”
The Hyperdrive Kittens are BACK with more sass, distortion & playfulness than ever. This sassy, flashy one-of-a-kind Bay Area band brings good times! Catchy pop punk songs combined with a playful, high energy burlesque inspired rock and roll show get crowds up on their feet.
These San Francisco based Kittens are an inclusive fun Bay Area original band -- #GlitterPunk! They just released their brand new EP--The Meow Factor in February 2023 with a music video for the Single Rocky Road premiered by SoundwavesTV.
Described in the 90's as charming deviates and "rock that recalls both the Ramones and the Ronettes, the lovely high harmonies - backed by grungy guitars and bitchin' 2 and 4 rim shots that would make even Phil Spector a little green with envy." -Billy Lavay
Then, the Kittens played mostly in San Francisco at clubs including DNA Lounge, Paradise Lounge, Nightbreak & 6th Street Rendezvous, often sharing the stage with bands like the White Trash Debutantes, Screaming Bloody Marys and Pansy Division. The Outpunk label released their second 7" with Rock N' Roll Drag Queen and Addiction, with additional compilations released on Munster Records.
Years pass with various line-up changes, hiatus taken by singer Jenene (and even a band split birthing Rabid Rat Fondue). Ultimately though, the Kittens reunite in 2015 only to unexpectedly lose their leader, Lee Nails, shortly after the 2016 album release of Back To The Alley.
Fast forward to now --- Lee's wild creative spirit and music prowls on with a reformed and amplified gLitter of Kittens fronted with founding front-woman Jenene Curtis aka Glitter Kitten, Marta Bulaich formerly on bass now ripping guitar riffs, Tymber on drums and newest Kittens Rob Neidel, bass and Tommy Lafferty, the axeman on lead guitar. Meee-ow!!
Recent performances include San Francisco and Bay Area clubs, fairs, festivals and special events: Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival * The Ivy Room , Albany CA * The Fireside, Alameda CA * California State Fair/Cal EXPO, Sacramento CA * Winters Tavern, Pacifica CA * SoFA Street Fair Arts Festival, San Jose CA * Streaming and television events incl. The Makers Ball 2022, Hayward CA, SoundwavesXMAS Broadcast Event w/ Rocky Road Video Premier, SoundwavesTV * Telegraph Ave Holiday Street Fair, Berkeley CA * The Quarter Note, Sunnyvale CA * The Big Easy, Petaluma CA * Kilowatt, SF CA
“New EP! The Meow Factor was mastered by East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys) and stands as a testament to where they are at with their sound right now.”