They all arrived to Olympia, Washington from Searcy, Arkansas, in the past two years, formed a band in the fall of 1999 and blew Olympia away with their onstage hip-thrustin', hand-clappin', and riff rockin' sass that is so down pat it's as if they've been fine-tuning their performance for years. They caught the eye of local Olympia heroes, Sleater-Kinney, who decided to whisk the band away with them on their first US tour ever for two months.
The Gossip’s debut album, “thats not what i heard” (Released on Kill Rock Stars), is a remarkable introduction to these hot-trottin' rock and holy rollers, a fine follow up to their blistering debut K Records single. Singing a fallen angel's punk-bruised blues, Beth's pop-gospel voice evokes years of rough ridin' in love's fast lane, seeing things that would make a lesser person hit the brakes and have a breakdown. With all the guts and glory of Nathan's greaser Gories guitar riffs and the Bratmobile feel of Kathy's backbeat, the Gossip have no trouble talking the talk and walking the walk as they tell it like it is. Their live shows are an experience like no other, making their shows something not to be missed.