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track of the day: RUEN drops ‘Bad Behaviour’

RUEN Promo 2Rhiannon Mair is an awesome and in-demand producer, working with artists including Laura Marling, Port Erin, Kimberly Anne and Emma McGrath. She is also a talented pop artist in her own right, making her own music as RUEN. Her new single ‘Bad Behaviour’ is out today – check it out here.

 

Rhiannon says:

“The song was inspired by being close to someone in an abusive relationship. Witnessing the negative cycle of going back again and again after being repeatedly hurt. It’s as if they were becoming addicted to the abusers bad behaviour.”

 

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BARQ: in her own words

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 Introducing Dublin's BARQ, whose double A-side Sassy Mouth / Earthquakes is out now. Lead singer Jess Kav told us about it in her own words.

“Sassy Mouth” has been the most vocal I have been in lyrical content about the social change happening in Ireland and the world right now. Our world currently feels like its experiencing a tumultuous time where healthy debate is not always prioritised. Instead, we end up in black-and-white echo chambers unable to show empathy with ideologies that don’t fit our world view.

To feel anger is natural, which people can sense within our song. In “Sassy Mouth”, I discuss ideas about bodily autonomy, that we make reality, but we also have the power to break and change that reality. It is in our power. In the second verse I list multiple archetypes used to reduce the female identity. I go on to remind us that these are all ways to demean our roles. We are not just a “bossy bitch” or a “siren” or some enigmatic meta-human, we are multi faceted individuals with hopes and dreams for ourselves and for society as a whole. Inherently we all want to live in a place that feels safe and accepting. “Sassy Mouth”, in a way, is an anti-shit-slinging hadouken, intended to remind us all that we can overcome the bullshit and move forward with strength and compassion.

 

video premiere: Leisure Tank drop ‘Higher’

LOUD WOMEN is chuffed to bring you an exclusive first view of the video for indie-rock power duo Leisure Tank‘s punchy new single, ‘Higher’, out now via Goddamn Records.

Singer K.C McKanzie says, “its about the twisted feeling one gets when someone tells a one sided, self-pitying break up story”.

Since forming in 2014, Leisure Tank have released a debut album, Wetsuit, which was recorded and produced by Alex McGowan (Tiger Lillies, Son of Dave, Jah Wobble).

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video of the day: Cryptic Street drop ‘Let’s Go Suki’

Our fave Maltese girls have an awesome DIY video out. Looking forward to welcoming them to London this summer when they play LOUD WOMEN 11 August at the Hope & Anchor

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Video of the day: Petrol Girls drop ‘Survivor’

Content warning: Lyrics about sexual violence
Video warning: This video consists of images moving in quick succession, which may not be suitable for viewers with photosensitive epilepsy.

Catch Petrol Girls on tour across the UK this April, and at Reading & Leeds this summer:
Apr 20 – Glasgow @ St. Lukes w/ Propagandhi
Apr 21 – Edinburgh @ Girls To The Front Fest
Apr 22 – Liverpool @ Sound
Apr 23 – Sheffield @ Picture House Social
Apr 24 – Nottingham @ The Bodega
Apr 25 – London @ The Shacklewell Arms
Apr 26 – Cambridge @ The Portland Arms
Apr 27 – Bradford @ 1 In 12 Club
Apr 28 – Newport @ Le Public Space
Aug 24/25 – Reading & Leeds Festivals

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Lyrics:
I’m not a victim I survived
It was my anger that kept me alive
I’m not so fragile I already broke
Can’t make me shut up if I already spoke

It was my anger, was my anger
It was my anger that kept me alive

They want me to take it
But not like a man
They want me to take it
Again and again

Emotional
Hysterical
Irrational
Asking for it

Words used against women who do not fit into
Our archaic culture’s limited view of gender
We are the lying harlot the conspiring witch
Prude slut insatiable bitch

What you gunna do when the coven assembles
What you gunna do when the pack forms

Don’t tell me how to cope or how to be
Stop pointing superior fingers at me
This place is so small I can’t breath
Sooner or later I will bare my teeth

They want me to take it
But not like a man
They want me to take it
Again and again
Don’t treat me like I’m fragile
I already broke
Can’t silence a movement
It’s too late we spoke

And if I froze up do you think that’s consent?
If I remained friendly does that mean I’m fine?
If I walked out and left you is that all this done?
If I defended myself is it me in the wrong?
If I fought back we’re even?
If I froze up I lied
No belief unless I fucking lay down and died
I’m gunna make it
I will survive
It was my anger that kept me alive.

 

 

Track of the day: LIINES drop ‘Find Something’ today

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Our favourite Manchester trio, LIINES, have a stonking a new single out today.  ‘Find Something’ is out on Reckless Yes Records and we love it – raunchy rock with with distinctly retrogoth finish – the perfect soundtrack to solo-dance round your bedroom. Have a good good Friday!

Catch LIINES live: 
13 April: Sound Food & Drink, Liverpool
14 April: When in Manchester Festival, Manchester
20 April: Oslo, London (supporting Desperate Journalist
5 May: The Ritz, Manchester (The Membranes & Friends festival)
14 September: Head for the Hills Festival, Ramsbottom