A performance-charged, genre-bending rock spectacle, STUNTDRIVER (STDR) began as a solo character-driven project that quickly evolved into a fully immersive concept for its debut record “Saga.” The album was brought to life with actors, dancers, and a full band in matching white “Diva” Knievel suits on a Yellow Brick Road-type set that led the audience through an interactive, live album experience.
STDR then hit the road opening for Peaches sold-out 20th anniversary tour and slimmed aerodynamically down to a slick touring group.
Drawing inspiration from Siouxsie Sioux, Peaches, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Distillers and even Hole, STDR delivers its infectious, bass-driven, dark-synth laced, heavy electro, art rock soundtrack to the crowd as they are seduced out of their comfort zones while simultaneously feeling as though they’ve succeeded in making the world a more inhabitable place. The titillating live show feels like walking into a party co-hosted by Pee Wee Herman and Elvira in an outer-space Salvador Dalí painting with Dr. Frank-N-Furter & their rocky horror gang, Barbarella, Cindy Sherman, & Evel Knievel in attendance.
The woman who dazzles art and rock crowds alike with alter-egos, couture racing-inspired attire, a human tunnel, and loud post-punk sing-a-longs, is Kym Priess, multi-instrumentalist, singer, & comedically-swayed performance artist.
The project is quite mutable as Priess often plays solo but when accompanied, the band members include her two co-producers of the debut album “Saga, John Avila (OingoBoingo) and Anton Söder, and drummer Jimmy Lucido (Gary Numan, Electric Six.)
STDR has been working on a new album but will join the Nashville all-female trucker rock outfit, Thelma & the Sleaze, as direct support on their US tour in December 2023. STDR is also releasing a cover of "Why am I such a Misfit?,” from the Rudolph holiday claymation classic in December as well.
Stay tuned for the new record in 2024, a European tour and new suit colors ;)
* DIRECT SUPPORT: PEACHES - SUMMER 2022, THELMA & THE SLEAZE - MAY, DEC 2023
* SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS INCLUDE : Hype Machine, LaMusicScene, From the Strait, Gritty in Pink, Homebrew by Beat Buzz Records
* FEATURED ON: COMPILATION BY BEAT BUZZ RECORDS, UK
* FEATURED ON UPCOMING GAVIN LURSSEN VIDEO SERIES (Mastering Engineer - Social Distortion, Robert Plant, Cat Power, Iggy Pop - also mastered debut album STUNTDRIVER "Saga")