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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Blues




"Lady Beats the blues to a bloody pulp"

Killmama - New Times - New Times

"Killmama "Bad Rep""

"Bad Rep"
By Alex Hudson
Published Jan 15, 2015
Killmama"Bad Rep"
Florida two-piece Killmama don't a give a damn about their bad reputation. That seems to be the message of their song "Bad Rep," which comes from the pair's forthcoming EP.

The song is a brawny bluesy rocker in which distorted six-string riffs lock in with pounding caveman drums. All the while, singer-drummer Sophie Sputnik howls and sneers, declaring "I gotta bad reputation and everybody knows my name."

Killmama's self-released EP will be out in March, but in the meantime check out "Bad Rep" below. -

"Dynamic Blues/Rock Duo from Ft Lauderdale ……Meet, Killmama"

Let’s start by saying , add Killmama to a short list of bands that are going to make you pay attention in 2015. What a blues pack of dynamite these 2 are. Sounds like there’s at least 4 making all this glorious noise but it’s only 2. Crazy good if you like rock with a whole lot of blues and if you don’t like that combination you’re in the wrong place my friend. I can’t wait for the whole album to come out, I need more. When the album is ready look for it to be named the “Album of The Week” right here at 50thirdand3rd. AWESOME STUFF!!!

Hi our name is….


People say we sound like…..

Music you wanna listen to for a introspective night drive…?…

We are….

Sophie Sputnik and Rob Kingsley (also known as “Mustard”)

We are from…….

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Who are some that have an influence on you

Erykah Badu, King tuff, Nirvana, Jack White, Fiona apple.

How old were all of you when you started to play and who plays what in the band

Robbie has been playing guitar since he was a lil’ robbie. He plays guitar in the band, and also records and mixes everything. I have been singing the blues since I was 3 years old. I play the drums, and sing in the band. I’ve been playing the drums for about three years now.

Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the songs out

It always depends where the inspiration comes from. My personal favorite is when robbie comes up with a hook on the guitar and I’ll write lyrics, melody, and rhythm around it. After we get a good idea of what the song is like, we will keep playing it over and over-breaking it a part and creating a lineage. Sometimes robbie will give me drum ideas and sometimes I’ll give him guitar ideas. It’s a very intense process because we don’t have much education when it comes to music theory-so to try and explain what we hear to each other is insane haha. If you ever over hear us writing you would probably hear me go “No play it like this: bad dum dum barrr narrrr” and he’ll be like “oh like, baarrrrr narrrr bum dum barrr” and then i’ll be like “NO!!”

so yah kids…go to school. - 50thirdand3rd

"Killmama-Please Don't Go"

“Please Don’t Go” Premiere
Written by Jake Freeman

With a dash of southern comfort and a whole lot of blues-rock, KILLMAMA is not your average garage rock outfit. Born and bread in Southern Florida, the group boasts a down home, Jameson infused sound comparable to the Black Keys. Lead singer Sophie Sputnik’s vocals facilitate an imaginary conversation between Karen O and Janice Joplin.

In KILLMAMA’s latest track “Please Don’t Go” Sputnik vocally spits in the face of an unknown lover and subsequently asks for his return. The song switches from unabashed and unrelenting vocal attacks to a regretful, uncertain sound and back again. Have a seat and listen up because this track is fire. - Creem mag

"Top 10 Current Bands That Should Be Famous"

6. Killmama

Deerfield Beach's Sophie Sputnick is a talented songstress and multi-instrumentalist. Her solo effort The Chase, recorded live at Radio-Active Records back in 2011, wowed us with its simplicity and intimacy.

And her transformation into an Alison Mossheart-like gritty blues badass had our jaws dropping to the floor. This gal can do just about anything. In the little time Killmama has been gigging, this duo has garnered serious attention. Witness the magnificently produced, Natalie Morales-directed video for "Lost It." Featuring former True Blood cast member Brit Morgan, it plays like it should be on high rotation on MTV 2.

See also: Killmama's Drummer, Sophie Sputnik, Says She's Grateful for the "Opportunity to Bang on Things" - Broward Palm Beach


EP coming soon...



When you go far enough south, the south stops being the south and the scenery transforms back from trailer park trash to suburban sprawl as you enter the southern tip of Florida. It’s no Williamsburg, but somehow culture seems to be on the upswing as you approach the equator- if you know where to look. Killmama is a testament to that new_new rebel shit. Tracking up ‘Lost It (Take My Time)’ immediately shoves the big black boot to your throat. But somewhere between the Stripes-esque guitar and plummeting drums there’s a soft side; exhibit A- bridge. If you’ve lost your memory for riding around in that fat white van with drum gear bouncing around the back from venue to venue hoping to make enough gas money to get you to the next destination, than que up Killmama to relive the good days, you know, when you were reallllllly happy. Dig deep. @Dingusonmusic

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