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Advent Galendar Window no.24 – Dream Nails

It’s Chriiiiiiiiiistmas Eeeeeeeeve! Time to open the very last window on the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar – who’s that’s ripping the shutters off and smashing them over the head of the patriarchy?

Of course, it’s Dream Nails!


LOUD WOMEN loves Dream Nails big time – they have played our nights more times almost than any other band, and we’ve already got two more big shows planned with them in the new year! That’s 20 Jan at the Amersham Arms, and 13 Feb at The Lexington.

Dream Nails call our Cassie Fox their ‘Fairy Punkmother’, and she makes no attempt to hide the fact they they are her favourite Punkchildren. We’ve watched with love as this awesomeone foursome have rocketed across the UK and Europe this year, returning to Glastonbury for a second year running, and tearing up stages large and small, getting more and more accomplished each time they perform.

Their new EP launched this Autumn – Dare to Care – and it’s a banger. If it’s not in your stocking tomorrow morning, have words with Santa, and then use that money your Gran sent you to buy it in the new year.

Wishing you all a very very merry Christmas, happy new year, and lashings of Deep Heat on the balls of the patriarchy in 2018 xxx

Advent Galendar Window no.21 – Big Joanie

Lots of excitement today – it’s the day of our Christmas party at The Lexington! (Very few tickets left by the way) AND … it’s time to open Advent Galendar window number 21 to reveal …

Big Joanie!


Big Joanie have had an awesome year, and they’re celebrating tonight too at Feministmas at The Victoria, along with Dream Nails, Charmpit and Wizard Apprentice. (We are so SO sad our party had to fall on the same night, but if you’re not coming to ours, do DO go to theirs!)


Big Joanie are Chardine (drums & vocals), Estella (bass & vocals), and Steph (guitar & vocals), and they’ve been on our booking wishlist for ages – so we’re very excited that they’re coming to play at a very special gig we have on 9 March 2018. Based on the idea behind the book Under My Thumb (for which Big Joanie’s Stephanie wrote a contribution), it’s a night of ‘songs that hate women, performed by the women who love them’. One for your new 2018 diary!



Advent Galendar Window no.20 – Petrol Girls

Window number 20 of the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar is exploding right off in a punk fireball, thanks to …

Petrol Girls!


Petrol Girls are just THE BEST. This amazing photo (by the enormous talent that is Keira Anee) was taken at the first ever LOUD WOMEN Fest in 2016, and the band were a no-contest rebooking for this year’s Fest. Hell, they’re welcome anytime.

PG’s Ren has some beautiful zines and screenprints for sale on Etsy at the moment, worth a look if you’re still after last-minute xmas pressies –

Advent Galendar Window no.19 – Argonaut

Not long to go now – it’s time to open window number 19 of the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar …

And it’s those lovelies from Argonaut!


Argonaut have been LOUD WOMEN family from day one – playing our first ever gig back in 2015, through to helping out with stewarding this year’s LOUD WOMEN Fest. We’re loving their recently-releases album Argonaut: Forever, which you can grab from here.

We’re also loving that they’ve recorded a cover of Last Christmas, just because:



Advent Galendar Window no.18 – The Franklys

Good morning! Time to open the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar window number 18, and who’s that swishing all that beautiful hair about …?

It’s The Franklys!


The Franklys won a lot of new fans when they first played for us, at the first LOUD WOMEN Fest in 2015. Since then they’ve played again for us at The Lexington, and they will be contributing to our second compilation album – more about that in the new year!

This awesome garage pop band are so clearly destined for huge things – maybe 2018 will be the year they’ll get to rock out on the enormous stages they deserve!

Advent Galendar Window no.17 – The Empty Page

Here’s something worth getting out of bed on a Sunday for … it’s time to open window number 16 of the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar! Who’ve we got here then …

It’s The Empty Page!


Manchester lovelies The Empty Page have been on our favourites list for as long as we’ve known about them, and we were delighted to feature their stonking track ‘Deeply Unloveable’ on our first compilation album. In their own words:

“We’ve had a top year! We’ve toured all over the UK and been to Canada to play some shows. We’ve met some great bands. We’ve laughed lots and we’ve written some cracking new songs that are going down well at gigs. We’re gonna do one last show this year and then get our heads down and put the finishing touches to some tunes before going into the studio to record them. We can’t afford to do an album but will be releasing at least one 7-inch over the next 6 months. Keep an eye on bandcamp and if you wanna buy some merch it would really help us with our recording budget (We ship WORLDWIDE!)”

Advent Galendar window no. 16 – deux furieuses

Here comes the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar window number 16, and who’s this pair?

It’s deux furieuses!


Every time we see deux furieuses play they get better and better: they are both incredible musicians. We loved them so much we put them on our compilation album! (By the way, still time to order one of those beauties in time for Christmas … just saying.)

The duo has had a great year off the back of their 2016 release Tracks of Wire, and in May this year they supported Frank Turner at the Roundhouse. Hoping to see and hear lots more from this pair in 2018 please.