Crucial Features are a “riot grrrl inspired” band from Vilnius, Lithuania – FFO Petrol Girls, Downtown Boys and Pussy Riot. They’ve just released their debut EP, ‘Kaprizai’ (“Caprices”), and it’s awesome. Have a listen:
The band say the EP:
“deals with the absurd mindset of the ones who believe that emotionally violent topics are not dialogue worthy.”
The all-girl trio formed in 2016, in response to the lack of female role models in the Lithuanian music scene. Right after releasing their debut single ‘Miršta Sovietynas’ (“Dying Sovietism”), the band provoked plenty of serious discussions about the socially and culturally damaging heritage of the Soviet era.
Fast, full of rage and sincere cynicism driven by catchy riffs, dynamic vocals and vigorous drums, the band continues paving their way to confront social issues, inequality and stereotypes of post-soviet Lithuanian society. We want to see them in London as soon as their legs can carry them here!