The Cleopatras are a totally rocking all-woman garage band from Tuscany, Italy and we adore them! They are coming to play LOUD WOMEN Fest on 14 Sept, 2pm on the Boston Music Room stage, and here is their 5 question interview …
1. For people who’ve not seen you play live before, what can we expect from you at LOUD WOMEN Fest?
We play a mix of garage rock, punkrock, surf and power-pop, and we try to keep a fresh and ironic style, rough and girlie at the same time. At Loud Women Fest you will find our brand new EP “Onigiri Head “, that was released on August 30th 2019 as a 7” limited edition coloured vinyl. This release testifies a change in sound resulting from a recent line-up change, and it is also an opportunity to present Vanessa, the new frontgirl of the band!
2. Fill in the blanks…
“Our sound is like the lovechild of Ramones and The Cramps with a bit on the side from early B-52s”
3. Give us your band manifesto in no more than 20 words.
Come on girls! Turn the Cleopower on!
4. Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at LOUD WOMEN Fest?
They are all very interesting! This bill is the clear expression of how most of female bands/artists have so much to say, while traditional paradigms are drying up and depriving of meaning. We are mostly into The Menstrual Cramps because…well, because they are bloody awesome!! And we really looking forward to see Gaptooth, as we like her style and her songwriting, and The Baby Seals, I, Doris, Nervous Twitch and Personal Best, the bands we feel more affinity for.
5. What made you want to play at LOUD WOMEN Fest?
In Italy we don’t have something like Loud Women Festival (yet). There are attempts but it’s really hard to be acknowledged. We wanted to be a part of something important and meaningful, with different dynamics than those ruling the music system. It’s like a breath of fresh air for us!