BABY TV Presents: POM POM SQUAD with CHARLOTTE ROSE BENJAMIN
Neon Gold + BABY TV

Pom Pom Squad

Charlotte Rose Benjamin

All Ages
NEON GOLD + BABY TV Present: POM POM SQUAD with CHARLOTTE ROSE BENJAMIN

Presented by NEON GOLD on BABY TV

When you hear Pom Pom Squad, you might picture a gaggle of matching teens, or a wry, sarcastic clan decked out in black; the reality is somewhere in between. Fronted by vocalist and guitarist Mia Berrin, the Brooklyn-based band unites punk inclinations with a raw, visceral vulnerability. It’s quiet grrrl punk reminiscent of Rilo Kiley, Mitski and PJ Harvey that would rather growl than yell.

Alongside Berrin, Pom Pom Squad features bassist Mari Alé Figeman, and drummer Shelby Keller. Hailing from a variety of different backgrounds -- whether Keller’s jazz training or Berrin’s classic hip-hop and new wave upbringing -- the group manages to be serious without taking themselves too seriously. It’s that balance of solemnity and whimsy that allows punk and tenderness to live side by side: chunky, distorted guitar on some tracks, and near-whisper on others; brash yells or tame, wry wit.

They first released the EP Hate It Here in 2017 and followed it up with “Heavy Heavy,” the first single off their most recent EP, Ow, which earned praise from the likes of Stereogum, High Snobiety, Paste and more. Berrin’s music reveals internal discord -- she’s intent to cast off the “nice girl” narrative, and that means turning herself inside out to show that the inside isn’t so put-together after all.

Also integral to Berrin’s self-excoration is her existence as a queer woman of color, two identities that come with their own preconceived notions. With lyrics centering on mental health, abuse, trauma, and healing, Pom Pom Squad pursues radical self-acceptance through periodic self-exposure and self-undressing.

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Charlotte Rose Benjamin is a pink eyeshadow wearing New York City gal who writes songs about not having all the answers. Born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, Charlotte began performing original music as a teen at local venues and has performed regularly in New York.

Charlotte's first single on UK indie Moshi Moshi 'Ten Thousand Pesos' received airplay on BBC 6 Music, Radio X, and Absolute Radio with kudos from the likes of Huw Stephens, John Kennedy and Maz Tappuni. Her second single 'Cursed' received airplay on BBC Radio 1, with Jack Saunders making the track his Next Wave.

'Party City,' was playlisted on Spotify New Music Friday, and indie tastemaker Neon Gold partnered to release the Party City EP in the US. The title track from Charlotte's debut EP is an ode to the beloved party supplies store of the same name. "It’s a time capsule of my first year in New York throwing house parties on weekends. The verses recount a list of “could’ves,” places we could’ve gone, people we could’ve been or been with, while the chorus celebrates the present, emphasizing the importance of enjoying the moment.”

Charlotte, who starred in Gus Dapperton’s video for breakthrough single ‘I’m Just Snacking’ and counts The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne as a fan, is certainly One To Watch. She's in the latest Dapperton video for 'Post Humorous,' and 'Party City' has been playlisted on Spotify New Music Friday.

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Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211