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Whitney Petty. guitarists for the band Thunderpussy is one of the most accomplished guitarists in the Pacific Northwest. Her energetic and powerful licks have most likely entered your ears via her band Thunderpussy or one of the many other projects she’s been a part of.

Thunderpussy have had a busy 2018. After a couple years filled with a steady stream of increasingly well-attended local performances and local festival billings, the group (Petty on guitar; Molly Sides, vocals; Leah Julius on bass; and Ruby Dunphy, drums) released their self-titled debut album and hit the road for a tour of the U.S. and UK, giving other parts of the world a taste of their theatrical and high-energy live show.

Clearly, Petty has good reasons to feel accomplished and excited for the future, but she’s quick to credit her bandmate’s talents and strength of character as the biggest contributors to the group’s success.

“On stage is really important,” she says. “Having great material is really important. And there’s this other thing, which is being present, kind, gracious, and just a good person.” She says this with confidence and a sense of relief comes off of her voice, her gratefulness radiating.

Not surprisingly, the band’s name has helped draw attention to their music as well. In fact, Thunderpussy is part of a large trademark case that has reached the Supreme Court. The case revolves around whether groups can claim trademarks on names or words that are considered to be “scandalous” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Oral arguments will be made in mid-April in Washington D.C.

After all the trouble Thunderpussy has gone through on this issue, I certainly hope that they are granted the ability to trademark their band name.

Legal issues haven’t slowed the band down, musically. They are at work on a new album and, today, we’re excited to share their brand new single, a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love,” a staple and fan favorite from their highly entertaining live show.

Thunderpussy performing Somebody To Love (Audio). under exclusive license to Stardog Records/Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc


This is one of the few Seattle groups that I could see making it far. They are a legitimate rock band that will always leave you wanting more seventies-tinged, danceable, fuzzed-out and driving tunes quickly dismiss the notion that these gals are just goofing off. They’re definitely not.

The ladies of ThunderpussyMolly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums] – are not subtle in their approach. They’re here to rock and chew gum. And it looks like they’re all out of chewing gum.

Looking and sounding like they just stepped out on to Sunset Blvd in the late 80s as opposed to Seattle in 2018, these ladies should not be taken lightly. I heard someone dismiss them as a gimmick or shtick act down at SXSW. After thoroughly enjoying their set on the opening night of SXSW, I was offended by that. I cannot stress this enough. These ladies are legit and wicked good musicians. If you’re still left with any doubt, check out this cover of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain.

The album mixes in some flat-out rockers like Speed Queen, Velvet Noose, Fever and the title track and namesake of the band that will get your blood pumping. They mix in some solid mid-tempo stuff and lower tunes like – Torpedo Love, The Cloud and Utero Tango – to give you a chance to catch your breath.

This album has only grown that appreciation. These ladies are special musicians and I’m happy to be along for the ride.

Not only will Thunderpussy make you question your life choices, they will teach you life lessons like, “A hard man is good to find,” and “Booty is in the eye of the beholder.” They may be rock n roll’s new diamond in the muff, but they’re not selling sex like a Carl’s Jr. commercial– They are literally whipping you with it, like 80’s Madonna, or dry humping you you like a tranced-out Prince. Poweful, sultry vocals tear at your chest while guitar riffs tower over you like a leather clad dominatrix… Salty tears to stream down your cheeks in a pleasureful pain as the bass and drums lock in tight to move you, groove you, and wash over you in a hot sweaty bath of sweet, sweet, blues-rock soul.

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Not only will Thunderpussy make you question your life choices, they will teach you life lessons like, “A hard man is good to find,” and “Booty is in the eye of the beholder.” This new Seattle sex bomb will blow up in your face like a handful of napalm. Get ready for rock n roll’s new diamond in the muff.

ThunderpussyThe quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process.

Is This for real ?.


Band Members
Molly Sides, – Vocals,
Whitney Petty, – Guitar,
Leah Julius, – Bass,
Ruby Dunphy, – Drums.