I wrote biography of the history of the LGBT live music and club night QUEER. I gathered information by interviewing the promoter, researching past events, and interviewing artists who have participated in the night.
Dream Nails’ debut album has a spectacular opening; “I fear nothing and no one except the temptation to hold back,” vocalist Janey Starling and guitarist Anya Pearson proclaim fiercely. For a group that pride themselves on being “feminist punk witches”, it’s only fitting to kick off a record through a positive affirmation before walloping us over the head with a truckload of chaotic, pop-punk melodies.
Following the release of The Passion Of Stephanie Phillips speaks to New Orleans punks Special Interest about the POC punk community and being part of a legacy.
Prolific post-punk guitarist Rachel Aggs goes it alone on her debut solo record and discovers beauty in an inward-looking sound, finds Stephanie Phillips
It only took two weeks, a few calls round to friends on the local music scene, and the lofty ambition to document coming of age in the city for New York collective MICHELLE’s 2018 self-released debut album ‘HEATWAVE’ to come to life. Led by the talents of Sofia D’Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard (the oldest of the gang are only 21), MICHELLE make ...
Once you’ve seen Screaming Toenail live, you’re unlikely to forget them anytime soon. The four-piece queer decolonial punk band burst onto the London DIY punk scene in 2014 with a tongue-in-cheek attitude that sneered at white privilege while creating fun, bouncy pop-punk that centres marginalised voices.
Since GAIKA arrived on the UK music scene, the Brixton-based MC made it his mission to continuously subvert preconceptions about what Black British music can be. His debut album ‘Basic Volume’ demonstrated this, featuring dancehall riddims distilled through gritty, industrial beats. His new EP ‘Seguridad’ continues down a similar path, playing with experimental noise and trap beats to match GAIKA’s brooding nature.
Recorded on tour in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, the nine-track EP is a showcase ...
On her new album Young, singer-songwriter and guitarist Erica Freas creates a complex universe for her community to take comfort in.
Throughout her career, the legendary Joan Armatrading has embraced a confidence that we should all be so inspired to welcome in to our own music. This interview originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #19, released December 2019.
Last month, the Girls Rock Camp Alliance met in Norway with camps from throughout Europe to discuss music education, empowerment, and activism.