Bite Me Bambi is a catchy, female-fronted ska band from Southern California. Their new cover of The Offspring’s 2000 single “Want You Bad” is playful and dance-worthy, and has the energy of that of Reel Big Fish or Less Than Jake. In Bite Me Bambi’s hands, “Want You Bad” is taunting yet upbeat. The B-section, however, does give us a twinge of melancholy, just before a blaring saxophone solo comes in, backed by a jam-band-style instrumental. And lead singer Tahlena Chikami takes the stage by storm.
The music video is even more playful than the song itself, with the band members being featured on what appears to be an old-school talk show. This visual is spliced, and then, you see Tahlena in a fuzzy pink nighty with cat ears, singing with the band. Check it out below.