Today’s track of the day is Ireland’s Sprints with ‘The Cheek’. I’m hearing Dr Feelgood and Pink having a right old time in a Dublin alleyway and producing your new favourite Irish punkrock band. I’m also thinking LOUD WOMEN Fest ÉIRE needs to happen SOON!
Today’s track of the day, ‘Anosmia’, is dished up by Portland’s “meme turned glitter punk band” Internet Beef. Why do we have a feeling that these would soon become our new best friends if we ever met them? We totally want to meet them.
Tuesday’s track of the day is the devastatingly catchy ‘Psychosexual’ from LA’s WRENN. She describes the song in terms of her own personal mantra, “angry in the best way”.
With knowing hat tips to the grunge bands that inspired the band, this is a deliciously fresh take on pop-punk.
Today’s track of the day is LA’s Bri Holland’s ‘Louder’ – it might also be my new personal themetune. Empower-pop at its best – and, by the way, it was written, produced, mixed, and mastered by a team of all women – crank this banger up to 11.
In Bri’s own words:
I wrote “Louder” as a direct response to being told to “calm down” when it came to my passions. Instead, I want to encourage people to act, to rally for what they believe in, and to raise their voices. “Louder” embraces live music culture, dance culture, and the therapeutic power of a crowd of strangers ready to listen, sing, and move together.
Today’s track of the day comes from Chicago’s Bethany Thomas – I’m Not Sorry and I’m Not Scared. Just the empowering heavy rock-meets-contemporary RnB anthem we needed today.
Find Bethany Thomas on www.bethanythomasmusic.com
Photo by Keira Anee at LOUD WOMEN Fest 2019
Today’s track of the day is ‘No Love for a Nation’ by Petrol Girls – as heard on Saturday at LOUD WOMEN Fest as they kicked off their UK tour. In their own words:
“This track is our anti-nationalist anthem. As a band, we come from three different nation states – Austria, Lithuania and the UK – and hold no love for any of them. The nation is a bizarre and often cruel way of organising societies on the basis of where people happen to have been born. It is those on the edge of this way of defining ourselves that suffer its harshest consequences – refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. Populist nationalism takes aim at these people, and uses them as a scapegoat for the failings of capitalism and neoliberalism. If history has taught us anything, it’s that we must resist the rise of populist nationalism that is sweeping the planet.”
Catch Petrol Girls around the UK on tour now