Pom Pom Squad's Cinematic and Quiet Grrrl Punk
08.26.2021 - By Soundcheck
Pom Pom Squad is more than a punk band. Led by singer and songwriter Mia Berrin, their music is a romp through many musical styles: a seemingly disparate collection of punk and grunge, Motown, crooner jazz, and wall-of-sound 60’s pop all built on feelings - heartbreak and injustice and intimacy, and navigating the way through treacherous waters. Their 2021 album Death of a Cheerleader takes a knowing, ironic look at pop culture through a queer lens, focusing on the romance and glamour of 20th century film stars, and the iconic figure of the cheerleader from teen movies past, especially the 1999 film, But I'm a Cheerleader. The full lineup of Pom Pom Squad (Mari Alé Figeman, Bass: Shelby Keller, Drums and Percussion, Alex Mercuri, Lead Guitar, and Mia Berrin) plays remotely.
Berrin is working on "re-training the muscle" of playing live shows for when the band is scheduled to go on tour later in the fall.
Set list: "Lux," "Drunk Voicemail"
Watch "Drunk Voicemail":