“The EPP Tape” review for Tone Madison – May 1, 2019
“Wasted $ Broke” review for Local Sounds Magazine – May 13, 2016
Maximum Ink cover story – April 2016
“Defund Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Ego with These Punk Songs About How Much He Sucks” (Unintimidated CD compilation review/interview) – NOISEY, April 2016
2015 Madison Area Music Award WINNER: Best Hard Rock/Punk Song – “More Drunk, Less Pregnant” & Hard Rock/Punk Album of the Year – “Soup for Sluts” (July 2015)
Madison Magazine thinks you should listen to us, sluts! (May 2015)
Second place: Madison Magazine’s 2015 “Best of Madison” list for Best Local Band – Rock
Rock of the Arts reviews “Wendy Davis” and interviews the band (Oct. 30, 2013)
Damsel Trash quickly earned a reputation for their live shows, featuring eccentric outfits and food being flung from the stage (wedding cake, oatmeal crème pies), but more importantly, their reputation speaks of highly proficient musicianship and infectiously catchy songs. Mills reveals her chops as one of Madison’s best drummers, tackling complex beats while singing lyrical tirades, all at the pace demanded by the genre. Rose effortlessly alternates between guitar and bass, meeting the needs of each song. Whichever she plays, there is no loss for the other, using bass as effectively as guitar as a lead instrument. She takes turns on lead vocals with Mills, her screechy vocals a perfect complement to her distortion-filled instrumentation.
Their live shows are full of their characteristic banter, belying the years of friendship and co-creation these women have shared. The elements that made their live shows famous translate to their recorded album, which is like having pocket-sized Damsel Trash with you everywhere you go.