The Gossip
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The Gossip


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The best kept secret in music


"Time Out New York"

If Beth Ditto had never discovered punk, she would have made a fine evangelical preacher... She wails with a fervor sufficient to call down the heavens. Onstage…she shimmies, she shakes, she undulate. - Time Out New York

"Alternative Press"

“…capable of beautiful grace, stirring soul and shattering screams underneath the world’s most danceable punk music.” - Alternative Press


"The music is skeletal (drums and guitar) and the riffs remain pretty simple, which is the perfect backdrop to Beth’s vocal melodies and raspy, gut-wrenching voice that packs more soul into one song than a dozen Mariahs could achieve over a lifetime. This is music meant for getting down and getting off." - Chart


“…Beth is a bona fide automatic soul superstar. She bodypops, gyrates and handclaps while howling southern-devil blues like a hyper-sexual preacher to the fucked-up teenagers of the world." - NME


It’s when they come together—the bluesy howl, the boxy drum rhythms, the jaggedly powerful guitars—that the Gossip becomes the news you have to hear. - Splendid

"Boston Phoenix"

"…one of the most exciting club bands in the world right now." - Boston Phoenix

"Entertainment Weekly - "Download This""

With its fat, raw riff and hand claps, not to mention Beth Ditto’s wail, their “Fire/Sign” is a booty shaker for CBGB types. - Entertainment Weekly

"CMJ New Music Report"

"Frontgrrrl Beth Ditto throws her weight behind each one of Movement’s 12 gritty tracks with a bluesy wail that ranges from a piercing shriek to guttural moans, riding the songs’ swaggering southern gospel punk flair." - CMJ New Music Report

"The Stranger"

"…without a trace of irony—shimmying around, grabbing people, and forcing the crowd to clap and sway as though we were all at a revival. And we were at a revival of sorts. This young woman—with her huge, rich, soulful voice—is a badass, and coupled with the band’s easy, bluesy, garage-by-numbers sound, the Gossip puts on a very good time." - The Stranger


Listen Up! Remix EP (Kill Rock Stars) 8/22/06
our band could be yr wife DVD (interviews, skits, live shows & 10 music videos)

Australian tour only 7"/cdep (popfrenzy)
Gossip/Le Tigre 12" (Kill Rock Stars) 10/11/05
Standing in the Way of Control LP/CD (Kill Rock Stars) 1/24/06
Movement CD/LP (Kill Rock Stars) 5/6/03
Arkansas Heat 10"/CDEP (Kill Rock Stars) 5/7/02
thats not what i heard CD/LP (Kill Rock Stars) 1/23/01

Night School "Snake Appeal" (Kill Rock Stars) 6/3/03
Mollie's Mix "777595577@!!!" (Kill Rock Stars) 1/21/02
Turbo's Tunes "Got All This Waitin" (Kill Rock Stars) 1/23/01
KRS Video Fanzine DVD - 7/12/05
Real Damage 7" Gossip/Tracy and the Plastics (Dim Mak)
Undead in NYC CD/LP (Dim Mak)
Self-Titled 4 song EP CD/7" (K Records)
Home Alive II: Flying Sidekick CD "I Want It (To Write)" (Broken Rekkids)


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The first thing that strikes you is the rhythm. The Gossip have been making punks dance since they debuted 5 years ago, long before dance punk existed. Soulful and jagged, you can hear everything from Dischord to Motown in Brace’s playing. Now, with the addition of new drummer Hannah Blilie (Shoplifting, ex-Chromatics) they have a new thundering beat for the kids to dance to on the corners and in the clubs.

The next thing that smacks you is Beth’s voice, all the guttural blues of the South is in that inimitable instrument. It resonates with the confidence that is in her lyrics asking people to hold on just a little bit longer, re-assuring the youth that there are others out there, and spitting in the face of all who say otherwise!

"Standing in the Way of Control", their third album, was recorded by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) at Seattle’s Bear Creek. From heartbreakers like "Coal to Diamonds" to the anthemic title track, released as a single with a Le Tigre remix, the band is unafraid to put it all out there and take their audience to new places. This is the sound of a band destroying and surpassing all expectations placed on them.