Tannis M. Kristajanson
Ari Zev Katz
Miss TK & The Revenge bring it. Like Blondie, Tom Tom Club, Missing Persons, Waitresses, Cyndi Lauper, Josie Cotton, or Toni Basil, MTKR come from the land of trouble funk, where go-go cowbells and dub party sounds reign. Comprised of New Jersey punk rock royalty–Ari Katz, vocalist of seminal hardcore legends LIFETIME (DecayDance) and ZERO ZERO (Jade Tree) steps back from the mic and onto the drum kit while wife Miss TK (also of Zero Zero) takes center stage, MTKR are anchored by razor-sharp J5 on guitar, Worrell prodigy Street Stylz on keys, Le Bobby Neutronique kickin’ the bells, claps and whistles, and m. Groovesteau L’ingenieur du Bas on, well, bass.
The band formed in late 2003 seeking to rebound from record labels that had previously promised but never delivered (hence ‘Revenge”…after appearing on a Chunksaah! Records (Bouncing Souls, World/Inferno Friendship Society) compilation, Gern Blandsten Records (Ted Leo, Rye Coalition, Radio 4) quickly picked up on their infectious dance-punk rhythms, signing the band and releasing their debut, XOXO, in 2004, which quickly became and underground classic.
2008’s NO BITERZ EP (Ruffi Tuffi) mixes pop, new wave, and dancehall disco into a juggernaut that shakes and bakes even the most ardent dance junkies. Feel it, love it, live it.
“The effortlessly stylish, no-frills-but-for-the-vintage-synthesizer romp through New Wave that Gwen Stefani and Le Tigre never made.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES