Mrs. Piss: Downer Surrounded by Uppers / Knelt


Mrs. Piss is the new collaborative project between Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie, two artists who have been working together for a long time, and who are also responsible for D//E Album of the Year in 2017, Chelsea Wolfe's Hiss Spun.

The band's first album, Self-Surgery, recorded at The Dock Studio in Sacramento, CA and in The Canyon, will be out May 29th, 2020 on Sargent House, and it's been introduced by two  dark and very powerful singles, Downer Surrounded by Uppers and Knelt.

Taking their love for darkwave and industrial heaviness to further extremes, these first two tracks showcase something that certainly sounds up to par with the quality of the works the two artists have created together in the past, but it also feels exploratory and entirely different.

"Working on this project brought Jess and I so much closer as songwriters and production partners, after reuniting as friends and bandmates," says Chelsea who handles the vocals and guitars. "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."

"To me, Mrs. Piss represents a musical chemistry cut short long ago that now gets a second chance," states Jess, who's at the wheel of the rest of the instrumentation (drums, guitar, bass, programming). "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."








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