Pom Pom Squad’s debut full-length Death of a Cheerleader oozes with teenage rebellion. From the plaid skirt and Doc Martens aesthetic to sonic nods to the riot grrrl movement, singer-songwriter Mia Berrin perfectly captures the adolescent experience of the angsty oddball. The punk influence is obvious yet blended masterfully with hyperpop melodies and orchestral arrangements to create a sound that is intentionally unconventional and undefinable, much like the high school experience of a marginalized teen. Turns out, Berrin found the perfect recipe to tell these stories.
Watch Pom Pom Squad perform “Drunk Voicemail” and “Head Cheerleader” off Death of a Cheerleader live at WNXP’s Sonic Cathedral.