Single ‘15 N’ is out now from Sandals –lo-fi indiekids from Montreal, Quebec, and London, Ontario. The band is Kaitlyn Sjonnesen and Ben Morin, who state their influences as Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Hibou.
Today’s video of the day comes from Australia’s Jaguar Jonze, aka Deena Lynch. ‘Murder’ is a seductively slinky pop anthem with the feel of a James Bond theme, accompanied by a stunning video set, she says “in a cyberpunk, anime, futuristic, graphic, almost sci-fi world”.
“‘MURDER’ is about when a relationship gets pushed beyond a boundary that should’ve never been crossed and why we ever thought that was a good idea. Wishing that we could go back to where it was before that line was crossed but knowing we’re both guilty of having made that decision to, put grimly, ‘kill’ that relationship.”
Out today, a collaboration between German singer-songwriter Tuvaband, and 9-piece indie/folk-group Benedikt – ‘My Killer’. Tuvaband’s beautifully lilting vocals grabbed our ears, and the artwork sealed the deal.
Let’s start the week with ALL THE FEELS, why not. Today’s video of the day is a hugely moving lockdown video from Lips Choir – a poignant cover of Robyn‘s ‘Dancing On My Own’. The video premiered on the Lips Facebook page last week.
Lips is a trans-inclusive women’s pop choir based on London, with 100 singers led by musical director Jessie Maryon Davies and accompanied by an all-female live band.
You may have spotted a preview of this gorgeously heart-warming video on the LOUD WOMEN birthday video last week! Lips are much loved old chums, having performed at the very first LOUD WOMEN Fest back in 2016.
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Our single of the week comes from Atlanta’s Lesibu Grand: ‘WFS’ is a black punk anthem for today. We instantly fell in love with ‘WFS’ – We Fucking Suck – a poppy punk rock outpouring of defiance in the face of a President who fucking sucks.
“in this song we tell the world exactly how we feel about gun control, poverty, homelessness, healthcare in the face of a pandemic, voting rights, and criminal justice in America today.”
We want to hear lots more from Lesibu Grand!
It’s Saturday, so it’s Picnic Day for Slut Magic – our video of the day. A casually-glamorous slutty punk socially distanced Brooklyn rooftop/park/pick-up picnic it seems!
LOUD WOMEN has long been fans of Slut Magic – they played the launch of LW NYC back when gigs were a thing. But this song has always confused me a little – why the picnic hate? – but now they’ve made this lush video all their outdoor dining discomfort is explained, as the NYC glitter-brats seem to have mistaken jewellery for food! We’ll airmail those lovely sluts some scotch eggs and Pimms.
Today’s track of the day comes from LA’s West Virginia-born Rett Madison. Alt-country-power-pop ballad ‘Kerosene’ is out today and it’s an absolute mood, showcasing their stunning voice heartwrenching songwriting, with hints of their stated influences Fleetwood Mac, Norah Jones and [falls off chair] Sade. It’s blimming lush is what it is. The song shares Rett’s experience of discovering their sexuality in a homophobic environment: “You were raised on righteous love, I was brought up in a burning house.” They say:
“I try to be open about my queerness and those experiences in my music now, so that kids who may be living through similar”
Out yesterday from Texas’ Relick. ‘La Magie’ – some dual English/French indietronica that even your old GCSE French can handle. “La magie / est en toi” – mais oui, et en toi aussi. A chilled but frisky mood, ideal for driving with your elbow out, strutting the park with a pout, or making a groovy sandwich.
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6pm: RtNmakesmusic – The Zine UK Stage
6.20: I am HER – LOUD WOMEN stage
6.40: Ailsa Tully – God Is In The TV Zine. Stage
7.00: Idealistics – Quarantini – Live Virtual Bar Stage
7.20: Fightmilk – Reckless Yes Stage
7.40: Sherika Sherard – Benumu Stage
8.00: Velvet Starlings – GigSlutz Stage
8.20: David Devant & His Spirit Wife – Joyzine Stage
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