Manic Pixi is a “pop-grunge” band from Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by Kat Hamilton (vocals) and Emmett Ceglia (drums). The rest of the band is Marshall Beiver (guitar) and Drew Bastian (bass). Manic Pixi has been described as “Hole mixed with Green Day, No Doubt, Letters to Cleo and Paramore.” They cite as influences “Riot Grrrl!, Katy Perry, Paramore, The Distillers, and Pinup Girls.”Manic Pixi was formerly known as Sugar Bomb which was an apt name since the band’s music is both addictive and explosive, like all good “pop-grunge” should be. Hey, is “pop-grunge” even a real genre? Well, if it isn’t – it should be!
Kat Hamilton‘s resounding voice is a big part of Manic Pixi‘s gritty charm. She sounds a little like Juliet Simms [ex-Automatic Loveletter,
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