The Green Lady Killers
Conjuring visions of fast cars, black leather, sweat and sin, all-female rock trio The Green Lady Killers (GLK) unleash electric charged garage rock that embraces 1970s American pre-punk style and delivers a loud, fast and sexy ride. Evoking the maniacal elements of The Cramps, inventiveness of The Pixies and the bad girl attitude of The Runaways, GLK’s sound is one part sultry, one part menacing and all parts rock ‘n’ roll.
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, The Green Lady Killers consist of Lady Van Buren (vocals/guitar), Cherrybomb (drums) and Annie Venom (bass/vocals). The Green Lady Killers first began turning heads in summer 2005, when they were featured on the Van’s Warped Tour Shiragirl Stage, the first stage in Warped Tour history dedicated to women in rock. Their smash hit “Psycho Ellen” was selected for the Shiragirl Stage Crew Compilation (2005 Play-a-Grrrl Productionz), distributed nationwide.
Known for their versatile sound, booty shakin’ beats and striking image, the captivating threesome have recently shared the stage with Nekromantix (Hellcat Records), new wave pop rock pioneers, Missing Persons, legendary garage rocker, Sky Saxon of The Seeds (Global Universe), The Detroit Cobras (Bloodshot Records) and many others.
“A healthy dose of hard, fast American rock 'n' roll…reminiscent of the ’70s and ’80s punk bands like the Runaways, the Cramps and the Pixies…these are songs to thrash to until you sweat, to blast from car stereos at midnight, to turn up to stratospheric decibel levels.”
– Megan Reid, Flagstaff Live
"If you can imagine a world where Joan Jett and Lita Ford kept The Runaways alive through the 80s and 90s, then you will understand why I've been caught saying "...with rock as this good as GLK, the world doesn't need The Donnas" over the last year. Songs like "My 45", "Linger On", and "Dance Floor" are primed to be rock radio hits. Close your eyes and listen to the high energy cut "Time Bomb" and you'll wonder how long it will take for a music supervisor to license this for the next blockbuster movie or MTV-reality series soundtrack… Loaded with psychobilly riffs, punk rage, and pop-metal sensibilities, GLK take their songs to places most so-called "bad girl" bands wouldn't dare."
- Vil Vodka, anti-snob.com
“The lineup of Lady Van Buren, Annie Venom and Cherrybomb is the most dangerous, revved-up power trio of rock 'n' roll girls ever to grace the Arizona scene and perhaps the entire country.”
– Mitchell L. Hillman, Java Magazine
“A minor-key masterpiece like "Whips and Chains….[has] a memorable melody you could play on a theremin and still have the same number of chills up the spine.”
– Serene Dominic, Phoenix New Times
“This Phoenix trio play steamrolling garage-punk on their first full-length album, spiking the recipe with moderate helpings of girl-group vocals and roaring metal…more Joan Jett than The Donnas, the Green Lady Killers aren't afraid to show their soft side, either. "Linger On" features restrained pop melodies, but is no less exhilarating than the grimy garage rock of "Dance Floor" or the balls-to-the-wall AC/DC riffage of "Power" and "Ride."
- Gene Armstrong, Tucson Weekly
“The punchy, power-chord “Psycho Ellen” (which would make such bands as The Stooges and the New York Dolls proud) and the melodic, hook-heavy “Whips and Chains” should gain the band serious airplay...”
– Chris Hansen Orf, Get Out