Sharkmuffin is Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch, a duo of Brooklynite sirens bred from the waves of the Jersey shore. Influenced by everyone from Nirvana to The Ronettes, Sharkmuffin adds a unique jagged edge onto ‘60s beach pop meets ‘90s alt sound, a genre lovingly dubbed “opti-mystic glam-grunge.” With several cross-country tours (including many return trips to SXSW) and no shortage of EPs, Sharkmuffin has been creating a veritable whirlpool of musical chaos. Their 2015 debut LP Chartreuse is their most vicious lure, featuring 10 tracks that bleed heavily with feminine rage and cheeky sass alike.
In May of 2017, Sharkmuffin released their sophomore LP Tsuki (feat. Kim Deuss on drums & keys), followed by their first international tour to the U.K. In July, they released a split EP cassette with Little Dickman Records label-mates The Off White & toured the U.S. all summer.
Tarra & Natalie are currently writing & recording their third LP, playing & touring with Jordyn Blakely on drums. Sharkmuffin will be touring the U.K. August 2018 and Europe January 2019.