Saint Agnes

STYLE.

Disgusting horror punk trash-metal perfect for losers, aliens, the lonely and the strange.

BIO.

East London quartet consisting of Kitty A. Austen (vocals, guitar) Jon James Tufnell (vocals, guitar) Benjamin Chernitsky (bass) Andy Head (drums).

We made the band we wish existed and it’s addictive, it’s a compulsion. Saint Agnes is a comic-book world of villains, angels, devils, demons, saints, hustlers. We take our struggles, our failings, our joys, our loves, our anger, and we create characters who tell our stories; we try to soundtrack human life on planet earth in a badass and deliriously fun manner. We like to fuck things up. And we have an alarming disregard for our personal safety and an unhealthy interest in the macabre.

 

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Q & A.

DESCRIBE YOUR BAND IN ONE SENTENCE:

Band Member 1: Kitty: a hot mess.

Band Member 2: Jon: art with the physicality of a contact sport.

Band Member 3: Benjamin: a strange family.

Band Member 4: Andy: fucking insane.

INFLUENCES?

Nine Inch Nails, Ho99o9, The White Stripes, Grinderman, PJ Harvey, White Zombie.

YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE U.K.?

The Garage in London.

SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS:

The Meanest Little Kid in Town was written video first. Kitty wanted to walk down a suburban road in the middle of summer as people were going to work covered in blood holding a hammer. We wrote a song that allowed that to happen.

IF ALL OF YOU WERE TO BE DESCRIBED AS AN ANIMAL, WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE?

Kitty: Rat. Unashamedly disgusting. Reckless.

Jon: Goat. Satanic af.

Ben: Kraken with extra tentacles.

Andy: A beautiful mermaid

YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD. WHICH ONE?

Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral.

WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE-INSPIRED, HOW ABOUT YOU?

The most interesting moments are always on the edge, in the darkness, out of the mainstream. Life begins at the edge of the unknown. (And nowhere else would have us to be quite honest.)