Patriot Post: “Pussyhat” is the new “PunchaK”
It’s been two years since we heard the word “Pusshat” on a US podcast, but now we’ve got the first taste of what the new term will be used to describe.
The new word is the term “Punktivist,” according to a new interview with the website The Patriot Post, and it’s been coined by a member of a new punk band called Pussyhat.
“I was watching a documentary about a punk band in the ’90s, and they had a scene called the Punktivist Band.
I think they were called Pusshat,” says writer Nicky Hager.
“And I was like, ‘Puss, Puss, Punktivism!’ and they were like, ‘Well, yeah, we’re punktivists, you know what I mean?'”
Hager describes the band’s new name as “pussyhat,” and says the band “is about to get a name and a new look.”
“Pussyhats are the new punk,” he adds.
“They’re more of an aesthetic choice than a real band, but they’re definitely the new face of punk.”
“And that’s really important to me,” he says.
“Because, in the old days, I’d say I was a hardcore punk, and I’d get a haircut and a wig and I wouldn’t be able to do any of the things that punk is about.
And it’s really about taking those old things and putting them in new forms.
I just really love the term, so I’m excited about it.”
While Hager is excited about Pussyhattivism, the band isn’t entirely sure what to call themselves.
“It’s kind of like a different band in a different world, but it’s kind to be honest,” Hager says.
“[Pussy]hats aren’t going to have a new name or a new label, it’s going to be its own thing.
We’re just gonna call ourselves Pussy Haters.
It’s kinda a name, but we’re not really sure what that means yet.”
Hager says the name is a reference to the group’s new album, which will be released in May.
“We’re just trying to make some good music,” he said.
“That’s the biggest thing.
Pussy Hat is a band, PussyHats are people.
We don’t really have a name.
We want to be called something like Punkhats or PussyHat, or something like that.”
Hattie said the band has received support from other punk bands in the area.
“A lot of the bands in that area were like ‘Pussy hat is a cool name, we need to use it,'” she says.
“The punk scene is really big, but the scene has a lot of different faces.
There’s Pussy, there’s Pusshats, there are Punkhaters, and there’s Punktivisors.”
Hanging out at the Pussy-Hatties music venueA new punk-punk band called the Puss Hat are based in the Atlanta area.
Hager said Pussyhead members often hang out at venues like the Belly Up in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.
“There’s just some really great bands there,” Hagers says.”[Pussyhead] is like a bunch of bands that just happen to all have a common goal.
And I think Pussyheads are kind of a little bit like the P-word.”
The Pussy hats have also been in contact with several other bands, like the Chicago band the Hives, who are also from the Atlanta suburbs.
“Some of the Pushes are like ‘Hey, you’re Pussy Hats,'” Hager explains.
“Some of them are like, hey, you guys are really good.
Some of them just want to say ‘Hey Pussy.'”
Hager said she’s happy with the group.
“They’re kind of weird and they’re cool and they make really good music and they really have their own vision and their own brand,” she says, adding that the band is open to getting a bigger label and possibly even going on tour.
“When we go to the tour, we try to do it in a way that doesn’t suck.
That’s just what we’re doing,” Hagger says.
“I mean, we all like the way it is right now, and we all just want it to stay that way.”
Pussy hats are now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, where the Push-Hats have raised $13,000 so far.
The group plans to release their debut album, “We Are the Pukehat,” on June 10.