Join us on 17 March for a LOUD WOMEN takeover at London’s Royal Albert Hall! Headliners ILL will be performing a one-off “witchy queer cabaret”, with a collage of dealing with the topic of identity (with added bits from ILL videos) on a loop as a backdrop to their killer set. Here’s a sneak preview of the video:
Support on the night will come from:
* Nun Habit – London-based five-piece, whose fuzzy garage rock sound places a heavy emphasis on loud noises, pop-y tunes and having a good time.
* Lilith Ai – a DIY singer-songwriter, who performs poignant tales of modern city life. Born in northeast London Ai grew up streetwise. In her early teens with only £70 in her pocket, she ran away to America and spent the next few years living on the streets Queens New York which has heavily influenced her music.
* I, Doris – Mummycore riotpop kitchenpunx. “One of the most radical and fun bands we’ve ever seen … they take a glittering disco punk meat cleaver to the gender challenges that no-one else is talking about. Armed with a keytar, a wealth of wit, and a communal I, Doris pledge, you can imagine these Londoners going down a storm at any kind of event.” – Kitmonsters
The event is part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Unstoppable Voices series of events, in partnership with LOUD WOMEN and The Quietus.
Friday 1st February 2019 saw the launch night of LOUD WOMEN NYC – a new chapter of our beloved organisation, putting musical women in the spotlight.
Cady Siregar is the goddesslike-genius behind the new chapter, and despite being relatively new to the Brooklyn neighbourhood, she expertly organised a hugely successful and well-attended show at the frankly gorgeous venue The Well.
Two UK bands flew over especially for the show – T-Bitch and I, Doris – joining New Yorkers Slut Magic and Basic Bitches for a beautifully transatlantic sisterly punk evening.
Feb 1st 2019 sees the launch of LOUD WOMEN NYC at Brooklyn’s The Well – a new live music night
celebrating punk rock music powered by women (and gender non-conforming)
The original LOUD WOMEN
chapter began in London, England, in 2015, since which time they’ve put on
hundreds of events around the UK, launched an annual festival attracting
musicians and music lovers from around the globe, and helped showcase and boost
the profile of hundreds of budding punkrockstars. London riot grrrl scenesters DreamNails describe LOUD WOMEN as “our fairy punk mothers”, and pop
legends Bugeye describe “Awesome
crowds, amazing bands and one of the most supportive promoters you’re likely to
Founder of the New York City chapter Cady Siregar hopes to replicate this success here in Brooklyn. The
launch gig on Feb 1st will showcase three bands from Brooklyn, and
two of London’s finest flying in especially for the show:
Bitches – Garage rock riot grrrl duo
SlutMagic – An angsty, aural make-out session
TBC – LWNYC’s Cady’s own new band
I, Doris – Mummycore art
pop (featuring LOUD WOMEN’s founder,
T-Bitch – Trans, queer,
Riot Grrrl punk
Friday Feb 1st 2019, at The Well, 272 Meserole Street,
New York 11206
Last night was TOP FUN! Thanks so much everyone who came and celebrated with us! Huge thanks to stars of the show Young Romanceand Sit Down, and I, Doris we’re on particularly awesome form too if I do say so myself 😍 a lovely night filled with lovely music and people – hurray! If you missed it, do check out the bands’ pages and show them some love – we only book the very best you know!
Special thanks to the multitalented and ever generous Jelly Cleaverwho rushed over after band rehearsal and came and sold merch to help us raise funds for the night. People like Jelly keep the DIY scene going ❤️ check out Jelly’s music page while you’re at it too!
Right then. That’s LOUD WOMEN done for the year! Next stop … New York!! 2019 is gonna be a very exciting year for us – thanks to all our amazing friends and supporters for coming along on the ride. Lots of festive love to you all ❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋
1.Who would you most like to cover one of your songs?
Compressorhead – they’re a rock band from Germany made entirely of robots.
2. If you could add one member to your band – any person, living or dead, musical or otherwise – who would it be, and what would they play?
I think we’d do a Bill and Ted and have our time-travelling future selves with beards and babies come and make a super group.
3. What was the last song you wrote, where were you when you came up with the idea, what inspired it, and how did it turn out?
The last song we wrote is called ‘Knives’. It’s on our latest release. I’d just finished reading the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and realised that his high school love interest Knives Chau deserved so much better than how Scott treated her, so we wrote a song about it from the perspective of one of his other ex girlfriends, Envy Adams.
4. Which was your favourite gig you’ve a) played and b) watched?
Favourite gig we played was the most recent one. We flew to the South of France to perform at the opening of a french alien collective’s new headquarters. It was wild. The best gig we’ve been to is probably Promiseland supporting The Voidz at Concorde 2 last month. So much energy, and just completely unexpected.
5. Recommend a record you think our readers might not have heard of.
The Swiss Army Man soundtrack featuring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. An absurdly beautiful collection of sounds for an absurdly beautiful movie.
6. What’s your best piece of advice for young musicians?
I don’t know this is advice as such but the most important think we’ve learnt so far is: start off saying yes to everything, then learn when to start saying no. When we started, we wanted to be playing shows every night of the week, and we got to a point where we almost were. While we had a great time and got some good experience, it didn’t take long for us to realise there’s no longevity in that. Now we know how best we work, we plan our next steps carefully.
7. Name an album that inspired you growing up?
We actually had this very strange moment early on where we realised we were both raised on the exact same obscure compilation CD ‘Air Guitar: Volume III’. I guess it was a very Dad thing to have in 2003, and we both grew up listening to it on car journeys and stuff and the rock’n’roll infiltrated our minds.
8. What are your musical goals?
To write a rock opera about our lives, with us being played by Tenacious D and accompaniment by Compressorhead.
9. What’s the most important thing we need to know about you/your band right now?
We’re not related.
10. Give your top 4 contemporary bands/musicians
Gaye Su Akyol – a fierce queen from Istanbul who makes captivating psychedelia with traditional Turkish roots. The Garden – they just make whatever they want and release it. You can’t help but love the brashness of it, even if some of it is terrible. The Voidz – Julian Casablancas from The Strokes’ newest venture. It’s like he’s fallen out of the matrix and completely given up caring. It’s so good. Surfbort – garbage trash old school punk comprised of raucous frontwoman Dani Miller and her ‘Dad’s’ (She’s 25 and they’re all 45+). Their sense of humour and attitude is just so refreshing. I guess the bands we like aren’t really about the music most of the time, it’s more about their don’t-give-a-fuck attitude towards making it.