Los Angeles based rock band Kill My Coquette have dropped a new video of their song "3rd & Bonnie Brae," and will also be playing a free show at Fullerton's Slide Bar on Wednesday, March 24 at 9 PM, supporting Beasto Bianco and Chuck Garric.
The video stars two time Golden Globe Award nominee Steven Bauer (who portrayed Don Eladio in "Breaking Bad" and Manny Ribera in the crime classic "Scarface") and is shot by John Defazio (cinematographer for the film "The Canyons").
"The concept for this video was simple: a girl, owed money and the gangsters that are hot on her trail mixed with some good ole rock and roll," Kill My Coquette lead singer Natalie Denise Sperl told AXS in an email interview. A hands-on musician, Sperl not only starred in the video but also co-directed the piece with Craig Walker.
It was shot on location at Fotogenics in Van Nuys, California, courtesy of Rami Jaffee, whom audiences will recognize as being the touring keyboardist for Foo Fighters for the last ten years. He's also played with The Wallflowers, Pearl Jam, Stone Sour, and Pete Yorn.
That resume makes him a perfect fit for working with the hard-driving Kill My Coquette. The quartet consists of singer-songwriter Sperl (vocals and guitar), Dave Stucken (lead guitar), Mike Evans (bass) and Kelly Hagerman (drums). They released their debut EP on January 20th, with five songs: "3rd & Bonnie Brae," "Festival Boy," "Close to Me," "Sweet Baby Blooze," and "Post Teenage Angst." Danny McGough (Tom Waits, Social Distortion) served as producer. You can check out a teaser for the record here.
But there are a lot of high-energy rock bands, especially in Los Angeles. What makes this group unique is the vibrant presence of Sperl, who made her name as an actress in films like "Around the World in 80 Days" and television shows such as "CSI: Miami," "Two and a Half Men," and "How I Met Your Mother." She brings that ability to entertain an audience to the band's performances, where she reveals herself as everything you'd expect from a rock and roll woman and then some.
Influenced by artists like Lou Reed, Joan Jett, and Jack White, but with a unique sound all their own, Kill My Coquette storms the stage with plenty of energy and audiences should definitely check out their upcoming set.
You can download Kill My Coquette's self-titled EP on iTunes.
For more on Kill My Coquette, visit their official website.