About us

Cryptic Street is a four-piece musical riot, ready to rock your patriarchal ears and mess with your brain. They’re serving alternative post-punk madness fresh out of their DIY framework, as they gear up to take over the world from their humble Maltese roots.

The Cryptic ladies experienced an uproar in their musical genre back in 2016, and exposed a new era of the band. Leona (vocals), Janelle (guitars), Leanne (bass) and Michelle (drums) threw their fiery personalities into overdrive, and created the knicker-twisting yet introspective stylings they are known for today.

They took out their new music on a test-run during their 2016 Barcelona tour, through which they cemented the direction the band was going to hurtle in from there on out. The infectious globe-trotters continued sweeping the world off its non-existent feet in 2017 as they marched across Spain and the UK, supporting Acid Mothers Temple and Pins, among others.

The pivotal decision to record an album, with the aid of David Vella (Rammstein, Siousxie and the Banshees), also surfaced in 2017. This resulted in the tantalising ‘Titty Monster’; a burst of punk attitude with a dash of psychedelic, inner conflict and hell-raising fun. Beware the Titty Monster, because it’s coming soon and it’s coming for you.

Dishing out attitude since 1997, Leona is a vocal with a vast interest in the arts. Eccentricity is the ideology she lives by, and her only fears are that she will stop dreaming and questioning life. Her interests range from photography to film production, and her aim is to conquer simultaneously singing and playing the bass.

A bassist with a twist and a flare for artificial intelligence. When she’s not buried in her books, Leanne is jamming out to metal music and hanging out with the Cryptic ladies. Even though she can barely play the ukulele, she’s a master of her craft and she glows when she’s on stage.

Janelle is a fiery red-headed feminist, with a head full of dreams which she is persistent to achieve. If you have an edge for philosophical discussion and the culinary arts, then Janelle’s the girl for you. She is fascinated by the minds of other people and diverse cultures, and is always down for a spontaneous getaway.

The rebellious youngster with an infectious passion spanning across the musical spectrum. One part drummer, one part make-up artist, Michelle is often the one prepping the ladies before their performances. Energy soars through her like electricity; the static buzzing through her blue locks as she rocks to the rhythm.

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