Giant Kitty continues the tradition of strong female voices in punk while bringing along eclectic influences, diverse backgrounds, and a comedic sensibility. This four-piece combines elements of punk, new wave, hard rock, and riot grrrl to make both relevant and irreverent songs full of energy and sharp lyrics. Their sound is often described as a mix between the Runaways, Bikini Kill, and Blondie.
Known for their intense live shows, Giant Kitty is just as at home opening for national and international acts like Shonen Knife, The Downtown Boys, Dressy Bessy, Girlfriend, Girl in a Coma, and Peach Kelli Pop as they are in festivals like Dallas’ Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Riot Grrrl Fest 2017, and headlining therepubliqfest 2016 SXSW showcase. They conducted an actual wedding between band founders Cassandra Quirk (guitar, background vocals) and Trinity Quirk (drums) officiated by Miriam Hakim (vocals) in the middle of a show and helped organize an Inauguration Day show called “We Belong: Houstonians of Muslim Descent Dissent” which raised nearly $2000 for the ACLU of Texas and was covered by every major Houston news outlet and the Huffington Post. Giant Kitty has been featured in Billboard, Spin, and an upcoming short film Acid Test.
"Giant Kitty is not going to go quiet, or be silenced, during these tense times" - Billboard
“Like the best punk bands that came before them… a celebration of what it means to be alive” - Houston Press
"Vocalist Miriam Hakim is as much intense as fearless when she sings her thoughts and emotions out on each raw and energetic song." – Music and Riots Magazine