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More About Smallz the Cat
It was not what one would expect to come about from browsing Craigslist on a whim, but what came from that browse was far more than anyone anticipated. What came that spring day in 2012 was far more than a musical group called Smallz the Cat. It was far more than the brand of Smallz the Cat. Far more than the cartoon series that is in gestation and even more than the logo’s and T-shirts. What came about in spring of 2012 was a friendship that inspires the masses bringing reprieve and a different mode of thinking brought about by people’s listening to the lyrics of Smallz the Cat and relating to the unique and talented individuals who comprise the post-punk band.
Smallz the Cat was formed by Nick and Meredith Thaler with her former band mate, Marc. Their membership provided vocals, guitar and bass for the punk band but they were still in the market for another guitar player and drummer. Scouring the internet for their would-be members, in a final ditch effort, Meredith decided to give Craigslist a shot.
That very same day the Meredith uploaded the ad, John (lead guitar) hopped on Craigslist on a whim. Having recently relocated to Denver from Tucson, AZ, he was in the market for a new band. Shortly after John’s joining of Smallz, Marc dropped off and the band was left with one guitar player. A short while later, John’s best friend, Michael, relocated as well and inherited the position of drummer.
Soon after Michael’s arrival, the band took a weekend trip to a condo in Dillon, CO where they created their first round of original music and found the band name, album and song titles through makeshift groupings of refrigerator magnets.
Smallz the Cat has since written over 30 original songs, conceptualized and story boarded an original cartoon series starring Smallz, recorded tracks for upcoming album Didly Big and played 15 live shows including two festivals within their first year of performing.
Smallz the Cat is a super group of best friends who collaboratively create original and unique post-punk music, lifestyle and brand. The group is comprised of vocal, guitar, bass and percussion instrumentalists and lyricists.
Their musical stylings are a blend of edgy punk with the smooth and natural tones of popular rock music today. They have a flare for the dramatic which their music heavily reflects. This coupled with strong and unabashed ideals makes for not only meaningful music but an incredibly unique yet digestible and catchy sound.
The brand of Smallz is a form of their artistic creations and ideals being brought to the forefront for their fans to identify with and enjoy.
Smallz the Cat is larger than life. They are edgy yet appealing. They have strong ideals and are not afraid of going 110% until they have accomplished their goals. Smallz members are funny and relatable and the band on the whole has been labeled, “Denver’s best kept secret” from multiple promoters and bands throughout the Denver area and Colorado as a whole.
DENVER POST-PUNK SINGER GOES POP, SET TO RECORD JANUARY
DECEMBER 2013, DENVER, CO: Phee, the lead vocalist of local post-punk sensation Smallz the Cat, set to record pop album beginning January of 2014.
With her band taking a break following the recording of their EP, Phee is taking the opportunity to launch her solo pop career. Working with producer, Steve Weist, she is set to begin recording her album in early January 2014. “I don’t want people to think that Smallz is going anywhere,” Phee said, “but I am really excited to get everything with my solo project. It’s been a long time coming!”
ABOUT PHEE: Phee will stop at nothing until her goal of becoming a top-tier performer is reached and exceeded. She aims to have her album completed by summer of 2014 in order to begin live performances. Through multiple live shows, wide distribution of the completed music, and social networking, Phee will market her personal brand. Phee is old world glamour and new world appeal mixed with the edge of Pat Benatar and plucky comic relief.
In addition to music, Phee is heavily involved with NAMI and ending the negative stigma against mental illness and bringing awareness to the realities that mental health is physical health. A geek to the core, she is a host for a sci-fi fantasy talk radio show called Master Control and is an avid supporter of alternative lifestyles.
This is Phee. She is serious. She is funny. She is awesome. She is crazy, but always in a fun way. She is sexy. She tells her own story and the stories of those around her. She provokes thought and brings reprieve. This is Phee and the world will be hearing from her.
Phee is available for interviews. Her press kit is available by request through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 303-242-0175.
Meredith (vocals), John (guitar), Nick (bass), Michael (Drums)
Where are you from?
Name of band:
Smallz the Cat
Who else is in your band (if applicable)?
How would you describe yourselves?
Pop punk in an Alkaline Trio or Bayside kind of way… like a darker pop punk, but we feel like that is going to shift the more we change and write and grow as a band.
Who are your main influences musically?
Insane Clown Posse, Justin Bieber, Cradle of Filth, Lady Gaga, One Direction, Sublime and No Doubt.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
Orgasms. Straight up orgasms.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Punching that bartender at our last show… because Smallz aint no bitch.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Punching that bartender… cuz Smallz doesn’t know if we are now banned from that bar
If you could choose one of your songs as an advert for your music, what would it be and why?
We have a lot more to write, but out of the songs we have, that would be Slow Yellow. It showcases the essence that we have found in our music up to this point.
Where can we listen to it (direct link)?
Where can we find out more about your music (Facebook, Twitter, official site, iTunes link, etc – all and as many as possible are welcome)?
You could visit us on Twitter, Facebook, Reverb Nation or at Smallzthecat.com
Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
Ehh… not a whole lot. We have been a band in concept since February 2012 but we have really been a solid band since about August 2012, so we still have a lot to work out and grow as a band. Since we are so new we haven't gotten much recorded. We are working on a demo right now and after all of our school schedules and the business of the holidays chills out we will be putting it up on Reverb Nation and our website (smallzthecat.com).
We work hard and we play hard and have a damn good time doing it. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to listen and get into our music.