Chelsea Wolfe e a sua baterista Jess Gowrie fundiram-se numa nova entidade de força. As duas senhoritas são agora Mrs. Piss e estão efectivamente quite pissed. Um projecto que foi ganhando vida ao longo do tempo em que as duas estão juntas sobre a nuvem chuvosa de Wolfe e que agora descarrega um peso pouco habitual no universo que as duas partilham habitualmente.

As Mrs. Piss distanciam-se da folk negra e conjuram uma sonoridade igualmente escura, mas assente noutros predicados. As duas músicas que introduzem a banda, “Knelt” e “Downer Surrounded by Uppers”,  apresentam uma coluna de som revestida pela sonicidade do grunge, do post-punk e do punk e de um noise-rock industrial fascinante e refrescante. Nada de novo, mas tudo mais que perfeito. Isto é mesmo para quem ama Sonic Youth, Nirvana e os Soft Moon e A Place To Bury Strangers.

A banda materializa-se e trata de apresentar logo um disco de estreia já para o final deste mês de Maio. Self​-​Surgery sai pela Sargent House – editora que alberga a obra de Chelsea – no dia 29. As duas artistas tinham já tido uma banda em conjunto anteriormente, os Red Host.

Sobre a nova aventura a dois, Chelsea e Gowrie falam assim:

Working on this project brought Jess and I so much closer as songwriters and production partners, after reuniting as friends and bandmates. It was freeing and fun to channel some wild energies that I don’t typically put into my own music. We tried not to overthink the songs as we were writing them, but at the same time we did consciously put a lot into crafting them into our own weird sonic vision. This project was a chance for us to do things our own way, on our own terms, and we plan to invite more womxn musicians along for future Mrs. Piss recordings. – Chelsea Wolfe

To me, Mrs. Piss represents a musical chemistry cut short long ago that now gets a second chance. Creating with Chelsea has always been very liberating for me, and we both push each other to try new things: anything and everything. Both of us have grown so much as writers and musicians since our first band together (Red Host), and with the journeys we had to take separately to get there, we both have so much more to say; so much more pain and anger to express. That said, we also had a lot of fun doing it, not to mention how freeing it is to not give a f-k and to just create. – Jess Gowrie

A seguir aos dois lyric videos, o alinhamento e o artwork de Self-Surgery.

Self-Surgery

01. To Crawl Inside
02. Downer Surrounded by Uppers
03. Knelt
04. Nobody Wants to Party With Us
05. M.B.O.T.W.O.
06. You Took Everything
07. Self-Surgery
08. Mrs. Piss

Mrs. Piss

Mrs. Piss – Self-Surgery