RudeGRL & CC are an electrifying genre-hopping, queer multi-hyphenate trio consisting of MC Jenna Dickens (aka Rude GRL), burlesque star Bunni Morretto and Chris Constantinou, who started out as Adam Ant’s bassist, as well as collaborating and writing with the likes of Sinead O Connor, Lou Reed, The Wolfmen and more. The result is a true sound-clash – with songs treading a line between punk and hip-hop.
“We all connect in a way where there’s not really a place for us in society, but we’re like, ‘fuck you, we’ll make a place for ourselves’. I feel like we all have that energy,” explains RudeGRL.
All instruments on the EP are played by Constantinou, who also co-produced the record with Nicholas De Carlo. The group’s debut EP, Like Wow, landed earlier this year, with the empowering title track written in just ten minutes. For Constantinou, this efficiency is the key to their success. “It was just like – plug it in and let’s play,” he recalls of the EP’s titular battle-cry. “The whole process has been so organic from the off. I think the thing that really makes it work is that we don’t spend too long on anything so it’s just a stream-of-consciousness of everything that I’ve learned and everything that’s very natural to Jenna, who’s very quick at stuff.”
Bunni’s contribution to the band will be fully realised when the band are able to play live again safely. “I’m really looking forward to bringing twerking, culture, burlesque and just crazy ideas – acting, comedy – to the live shows,” she says. “I feel like so many tough subjects are sad, but we’re creating the most out of it, having fun with it and allowing other people to have fun as well,” she says.