Your Friday Soundtrack today is TIFFY‘s ‘Don’t Wanna Talk’, out today.
TIFFY is the lo-fi pop-punk project of Boston’s Tiffany Sammy. The song was written ‘while sweating through a humid afternoon in the Davis Square neighborhood in Somerville, reflecting on a freshly-lost relationship’. The song was entirely written, composed, recorded, and performed by TIFFY herself.
The soundtrack to our Friday (yes it is Friday, by the way, it still counts in lockdown) is ‘Weird Ones’ by Derry punk trio Cherym – out today!
The band say the single is about:
In a world that is quick to judge and discriminate against those who don’t conform to its Instagrammed perfection, ‘Weird Ones’ takes back the power. Being ignored, maligned and cast aside is something to be proud of – and imperfection is the ideal method of rebellion.
The soundtrack to our Friday is the stunning ‘Eu Incomodo’ (I Bother) by Brazilian Sarah Roston. Stop what you’re doing, watch this video, and catch yourself doing the dance moves for the rest of the day …
Filmed in downtown São Paulo, the video is a marked challenge to the country’s far-right political regime, and draws inspiration from the neglected communities currently under threat. Scenes of homelessness and the “favela” in the Paraisópolis neighbourhood are shown throughout; capturing the unity, positivity and happiness that can exist in those spaces despite extremely challenging circumstances. The result is a message of optimism and comradery, spirited by the groove-based music and dance choreography.
Our Friday soundtrack is one for anyone who left their heart in a John Hughes movie. NYC’s ForeverHoney offer us ‘Christian’ – which channels “the clever, no-nonsense spirit of 90’s brit pop and the jangly guitars of 80’s new wave”. And the lushest of lush harmonies over those perfect jangles. Happy Friday!
‘Christian’ is the first release from Forever Honey’s forthcoming EP ‘Pre-Mortem High’, out 24 April
The soundtrack to our Friday is this absolute belter from Dublin’s Sprints – Kissing Practice. A song about “sonder, melancholy and the mundane routine of everyday life” – performed like Idles on a bender. We really, really want to see this band live.
The soundtrack* to our Friday comes from Dublin-via-Berlin artist Runah – her driving and beguiling electropop single ‘Same Face’, out today, will keep you pumped today. And massive kudos to Runah for releasing a single on Valentine’s Day with zero schmaltz – the song is about “colliding the natural world and human creations”, and it bangs.
*yes we have two soundtracks today – why the hell not, it’s Friday!
The soundtrack to our Friday today is an EP the brilliant Claire Foxx and the Antisocial Justice Worriers, the unequivocal message ‘Rise Up!’. Four hard-hitting gender politics pop punk bangers – essential listening.
Claire Foxx is a Scottish trans punk singer-songwriter, alumnus of Edinburgh Girls Rock School. Her new pop punk EP – Rise Up! – is out 12 Dec on lush 12″ vinyl, available to pre-order now from Bandcamp. You can also catch her live the same night at Alotta Noise! Queer • Punk • Cabaret. at DIY Space for London – a benefit for Mermaids.
Our Friday soundtrack is the perfectly-biting feminist indie-pop anthem ‘Playground’ from Austria’s My Ugly Clementine.
This one goes out to the fella from TRNSMT Festival who told the BBC this week that the reason he’d filled his festival lineup full of dull white blokes was a lack of female talent. We got news for you, Geoff …
We missed the launch of Leeds’ InstantBin‘s cracking album last Friday, but today it marks the start of a new feature for loudwomen.org – our Friday Soundtrack. Crank up ‘There’s Something Poisonous in the Water’ to 11 on repeat – it’s the drums-and-bass punk anthem of today.
Save top track ‘I’m Important’ for lunchtime heavy rotation (and try not to sing the chorus to your boss afterwards).