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Bikini Kill in London, 10 June 2019

Photos by Keira Anee

Last night Keira and I (plus just about everyone we know in the DIY scene!) went to see Bikini Kill at Brixton Academy, and it was pretty fucking amazing. This is the band I completely fell in love with as a teenager – their songs were both a mirror and a hammer for a girl struggling to find her voice in the midst of a teenage cyclone of love, hate, abuse and sexual violence. I first picked up a guitar to play along with them, and they’ve been the biggest influence on all my musical doings as an adult – LOUD WOMEN would not exist without Bikini Kill, and certainly the back catalogues of most the bands I’ve been in owe a huge debt to Bikini Kill. (Possibly quite literally – last night I realised quite how many lyrics seem to have hopped straight out of Kathleen Hanna’s mouth and into my songs, oops! KH, if you’re reading this, I owe you a few pints πŸ™‚ )

A full review is coming once I pull myself together (pretty much lost my shit during ‘Feels Blind’ and haven’t recovered since), and after I’ve been back to see them again tonight because oh my, how could I not? There are still tickets available here – come and bounce/sing/cry/celebrate with me!

Huge thanks to Kelly, the Queen Bee of DHP Family, for passes that allowed us to put our girl Keira right at the front to capture these awesome photos of the three bands.

Child’s Pose

Big Joanie

Bikini Kill

All photos (c) Keira Anee – Keira Anee Photography

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LIINES / Chorusgirl / Art Trip and the Static Sound – live review and photos by Keira Cullinane

Photos and words by Keira Cullinane @ Thousand Island, 30/5/19

Art Trip & The Static Sound

I never feel so passive aggressive, confident or direct about my vagina as I do when watching Art Trip! Watching Melodie stare the crowd down and groove out society’s flaws isn’t the only star of the show; the band are incredible together live and make you feel part of them, too.

Chorusgirl

This was the first time I’ve seen this band who are label mates with LIINES. I was smiling throughout their set (as were they!) Indie pop with melodies, bounce and beat, I have vowed to buy an album when I’m paid.

LIINES

Fuuuuuuck. I’m no writer and am trying to write about the set, but, fuck. They were great and I (me!) danced throughout. You must go see them.

All photos Copyright Keira Anee 2019

No use without permission and credit. Thanks everyone, it’s important! x

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Thunder Thighs, 3D printing, Jiggly Bopsiwotsit, Wonder Wimmin, and a bonus post-patriarchy disco: a triumph of a LOUD WOMEN night at the Hope & Anchor – photo gallery

Photos by Hannah Lucy

Last night (11 May) at the Hope & Anchor was a splendid reminder why LOUD WOMEN gigs are so vital. Four very awesome woman-powered bands from up and down the country, and across the Atlantic (Miss Eaves, TV Face, Feral Five and I, Doris) ; a fun raffle full of awesome prizes (original Bikini Kill poster! records! golden pineapple ornament!); filming for Gaptooth‘s new music video (Post-Patriarchy Disco!); plus the friendliest, most up-for-a-good time crowd you could wish to hang out with on a Saturday night. More of this sort of thing please!

In fact … not long at all to wait until the next LOUD WOMEN supported gig – this Thursday at Paper Dress Vintage you can catch HAVVK, Charmpit, Scrounge and I, Doris

The LOUD WOMEN Albums of 2017

Drumroll please – it’s time to announce the winners of LOUD WOMEN’s Albums of 2017 poll*! And the winners are …

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The Menstrual Cramps: We’re Not Ovaryacting

Desperate Journalist: Grow Up

Kesha: Rainbow

Downtown Boys: Cost of Living

Nervous Twitch: I Won’t Hide

Diet Cig: Swear I’m Good At This

Brix & the Extricated: Part 2

The Darts: Me.Ow

Pet Crow: A Simple Guide to Small and Medium Pond Life

Bratakus: Target Grrrl

You can check out the winning albums on this Spotify playlistΒ (excluding Nervous Twitch and Bratakus, who are both far too punk for Spotify – find them instead on Bandcamp)

*As voted for by members of LOUD WOMEN’s wonderful reviews and events team, including: Cassie Fox, Kris Smith, Abby Werth, Abigail Brady, Vicki Thompson, Hannah Kessler, Marissa Schlussel, Stacy Norman, Charley Stone, Kitty Fedorec, Sarah Lay, Phil Whaite, Gemma Gompertz, Alex Sarll, Jess McPhee, Tegan Christmas, Richard Archer, Jenny Bunn, Keira Cullinane, Hannah Wright. Thank you all for your time! x

Vulpynes, Militant Girlfriend and Duck at the Birds Nest, 18 Nov 2017

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What a FUN night last night at The Birds Nest night – our new favourite venue in Deptford! Huge thanks to our 3 really different, internationally-brilliant bands that gave us a top evening’s entertainment:

πŸ’‹ Duck – all the way from Sheffield. Kicked off the evening with a mesmerising performance, setting the tone straight away with an antifascist anthem. MVP award of the evening goes to Ange, who played guitar, stand up drums (including one – left – handed), and micro Korg organ – top multi-skilling, love it!

πŸ’‹Militant Girlfriend – all the way from SE14. It was ace to finally get these lovelies on a LOUD WOMEN stage as a complete band (if you remember, they played our all-ages show at the Lexington without drums). This new band get better ever time I see them – hope to see lots more of them!

πŸ’‹Vulpynes – all the way from Dublin! What a treat to get to see this duo over here – their songs are perfect, slick pop punk bangers, these two are really going places. A pair of absolutely delightful musicians, oozing professionalism and positivity – hopefully other promoters are pricking up their ears and getting in touch with this band quicksmart!

We had fun little raffle, raised Β£35 for Women’s Aid, made some new friends, and had a really lovely time!

Special thanks to the superduper sound tech, Ed (off of out of Ozric Tentacles!), who managed lightning-quick changeovers of very different set-ups like a muthaflippin machine. We started off the night very worried because we’d been double-booked with a birthday party who were bringing their own band … and ended the night thoroughly impressed with the Bird’s Nest as a venue, largely because of Ed. We hope to come back and play there another time soon!

 

Our next gig is … our Christmas party with Joanne Joanne, GUTTFULLand Hurtling at The Lexington on 21 December!

(As mentioned in The Guardian this week, on their feature on “niche” tribute bands!)

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