Rabies Babies are beloved stalwarts of the DIY scene, and they are bringing their explosive punk joy to our 4th Birthday Party celebrations on 12th October. We asked them 5 questions in the meantime …

1. For people who’ve not seen Rabies Babies play live before, what can we expect from you on 12 October?

Loud, fast & fun. Rabies Babies will put a smile on your lovely face with full-on angry punk tunes about lost weekends and smashing patriarchy. We will be dressing up in fancy outfits and doing covers of songs by the Primitives and the Runaways and playing our new song ‘Girl Band’ which is our comment on how women in bands are often treated by (not all) men on the gig scene (‘And the boys give us friendly advice – smile more, smile less, don’t be so aggressive’). This is our final gig of 2019 as our drummer is being Brexited out of the UK so we will make it extra special! 

2. Fill in the blanks: 

“Our sound is like the lovechild of L7 and Black Flag with a bit on the side from Joan Jett

3. Give us your band manifesto in no more than 20 words

It’s all about having fun, not conforming and smashing the patriarchy. 

4. Who’s your favourite band playing on the DIY circuit at the moment?

The Menstrual Cramps and Hagar the Womb! We are so excited to be playing with them on 12th October.  

5. Draw us a picture.

Catch Rabies Babies Saturday 12 October at the Hope & Anchor, and check out this gorgeous poster also designed by Rabies Babies’ Lorna Tiefholz!