Crunk Witch is an electro-pop duo from Presque Isle, ME. The band was formed in 2009 by married couple Brandon Miles and Hannah Colleen.
"One of the best bands from Maine."
- Paste Magazine
"A big sound showcasing a mastery of production and vocal fireworks."
- The Big Takeover
"Crunk Witch are dramatic in all the right ways. Silly, sincere, and wholly invested."
- Portland Phoenix
"The most energetic live show I've seen in years"
- DC Underground
Their music is a blend of pop, rock, chiptune, and various electronic genres. Many of their lyrics are set in a science fiction reality and involve themes of adventure and romance. The group spends nearly half a year playing shows across the U.S. at a variety of venues including comic-cons, arcades, festivals, and bars. To date, Crunk Witch has released three full length albums. Their latest release, Heartbeats in Hyperspace (2014), sold over 2,500 copies in it's first week. As of 2017, Crunk Witch has sold over 30,000 albums and singles worldwide as an independent act.
Songs about motorcycle gangs, splits with reality, and people left behind. Witch Hair is more cult than band, adding droning, bass heavy psychedelia to their slanted noise pop offerings. Ashley Kenney is the band’s core, laying down heavy garage rock bass and delivering mystical lyrics in her natural rasp. Guitar noise crashes into surf rock bends and then zones out into a repetitive mantra- courtesy of guitarist Joe Russo. The newest addition to the band, Tom Connolly, has re-energized the band to do more sonic damage. His rhythms are always urgent but never rushed, powerful and certainly the focal point of the band.
Witch Hair formed in the heady days of 2015. Joe (Spectral Fangs) met Ashley (ex- Loom) at a local show, and mutually decided that there was far less chaos and rock n’ roll in the scene than there ought to be. And that is to say nothing of the absence of songs about bikers. So Ashley and Joe started Witch Hair to address these issues, and to occasionally throw their guitars at shows and stomp on them- like a proper rock band. After several excellent shows with bands such as Mothers and R. Ring (ft. Kelly Deal) and more scene oriented local shows, Joe and Ashley met recent Philly transplant Tom through mutual friends and the circle was complete.
Witch Hair will be releasing new music in spring ‘17