bestpraxisBest Praxis are a brilliant new DIY punk band, under a year old, created at a First Timers event. Since forming, they've been busily touring with fave babes Suggested Friends, and they played at last year's Decolonise Fest. We were chuffed to welcome them to LOUD WOMEN last weekend at Amersham Arms, along with Personal Best, Dream Nails and tEDS – they opened the show by filling the venue with friends and fans, and rocking TFO. We love them big time already. Here's their 10 Question Interview ...
1. Who would you most like to cover one of your songs? 
Screaming Toenail 
2. If you could add one member to your band – any person, living or dead, musical or otherwise – who would it be, and what would they play?
Our ex band member Joyce back on the keys – double synth!
3. If your music could have a superpower, what would it be?
To disamantle oppression, diffuse agression and smash the kyriarchy.

4. What’s best: playing a big venue full of strangers, or a small pub full of friends? 

Small pub with friends

5. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of.

Ta Nehisi Coates – Between the World and Me – a letter to my son recommended by Vwede, because it’s full of powerful truths.

The Just Joans – You Might Be Smiling Now – recommended by Ash. I’m enjoying the addition of synth to their music. It’s the first album they’ve released in ten years which is really exciting and they make me laugh more than any other band.
6. One for the guitarists … bore us with the details of your set-up please.
We don’t even have pedals. And the guitars don’t work. Please gift us guitars.
7. What’s the best thing about being in your band? 
The people are the best thing about this band, getting to play with other POC.

8. What are your band goals? 

We wanna record some songs soon and write more music.

9. What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now? 

We are recording soon keep your eyes peeled
10. Give your top 5 contemporary bands.
Metric – loving the synths and vocals (Dee)
Sudan Archives – beautiful violins and I love that it’s not coventional (Jo)
Fuck U Pay Us – cos they’re fucking full of rage and it’s beautiful (Vwede)
Kelela – I like her energy, lyrics are very thoughtful (Ballu)
Japenese Breakfast – she’s written a lot of songs about grief which are incredibly moving (Ash)

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