Category Archives: Videos

Maddie Ross: Liv Tyler – video of the day

LA’s Maddie Ross provides our picture perfect pop-punk video of the day today – the instantly lovable ‘Liv Tyler’. The song’s a banger in its own right – you’ll be singing the chorus with conviction in seconds. But do yourself a favour and give the video the proper watch it deserves. Maddie and pals turn heteronormative teen beauty myths on their head (so much love for the Queer Mean Girls who ‘make-under’ our heroine so that she can get the girl), and the gang take an actual sledgehammer to MTV – a fitting send off.

(If you’re in a rush and can watch nothing else, skip straight to 1:43 for the ad for a lesbian Polly Pocket set – I lolled.)

Maddie is off on tour with KT Tunstall this Autumn, after chatting to her on Twitter. DIY dreams do come true.

Someone give Maddie Ross a Netflix series pls.

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MIRI: Good Ones – video of the day

London’s MIRI has a lush new EP, ‘Soundbites’, on the way, and she’s treated us to a cracking video for lead single ‘Good Ones’ – a fine video of the day today.

The song showcases MIRI’s trademark soulful tones with rebel girl spirit. A lament on the feelings of helplessness all too familiar in our troubled times, it was the majority vote in UK’s Parliament to Bomb Syria which became the catalyst for the track. The video takes inspiration from Bob Dylan’s classic video for ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. Check it out.

And if this whets your appetite, you’ll be pleased to hear that MIRI will be playing the second of our new LOUD WOMEN Unplugged nights at the Old Queen’s Head on 22 August!

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Secret Treehouse: The Big Rewind – video premiere

Grab some popcorn and settle in with Norweigan Secret Treehouse‘s compelling video for single ‘The Big Rewind’. Dreamy indie-pop goodness with a chorus to die for. Lead singer, Anja Bere, tells us: 

“In the video all five of us has our own specific story to tell. My story is based on a person looking back on her life and a time where she felt stepped on by others, and accepted people doing it. This person looking back and telling the story is visualised in the video with a confident attitude wearing green luscious make up and big hair telling the world how strong she is now. She is rewinding time to incidents where people told her that she was not good enough and put her down. The character,  in the rewinded story, which is the younger self, is visualised in dark colours and giving  off an apathetic and destructive feeling. I think we all can relate to this, where we sometimes rewind time and hopefully see how strong we have become!”

Find Secret Treehouse on Facebook | Spotify | SoundCloud

Pleasure Venom: Hive – video of the day *plus* LOUD WOMEN Fest announcement!

Pleasure Venom are our new favourite post-punk queercore band from Austen TX, as evidenced by today’s video of the day for stunningly banging single, ‘Hive’. Driving punkrock beats, gnarly guitars, righteous vocals, DIY video = perfection. Pleasure Venom have it all in spades, and they’re bringing it to our shores this autumn … stay tuned for news of a UK tour in association with LOUD WOMEN Fest!

As we speak, the band are heading out on tour supporting Garbage:
May 10 New Orleans The Fillmore
May 12 San Antonio The Aztec Theatre
May 14 Denver The Summit Music Hall

Audrey Campbell of Pleasure Venom - photo by Victoria Renard

Details of a September UK tour coming soon, but for now I can announce that the tour will culminate with performance at this year’s LOUD WOMEN Fest in London on Saturday 14th September at the Dome, Tufnell Park. YES!!!

‘Double Dare Ya’: a documentary on riot grrrl in 2019

Effy Mitchell has just launched ‘Double Dare Ya’ on the world – the results of a documentary project interviewing bands and organisations that make up the UK’s current feminist punk/riot grrrl scene in 2019. It’s a brilliant piece of herstory capturing our scene right now.

LOUD WOMEN’s Cassie Fox was included (with a very sore throat at the time so she’s by far the most quiet woman in this!)

Interviewed bands / organisations :
Peach Club
Cheerbleederz
Fresh Punks
Dream Nails
Penance stare
Witching waves
Cult Dreams
Lunar Sounds
Fig by four
ZALU
Babe Punch
Farting suffragettes
Suffrajitsu
Noise and the naive
Loud Women (Cassie Fox)
Sounds for the cause ( Rynn )
Bomb the twist records ( Sarah )
Girls rock Edinburgh ( Caro and Fiona )

Featured bands + organisations + other contributors:
Maid of ace
Against me!
Pussy liquor
GLOSS
FISTY MUFFS
I, Doris
Guttfull
Petrol Girls
Wet Brain Hooligans

Girl gang Leeds
Women in music Nottingham
Cramond island of punk
FYWROK festival

Archive footage –

Bikini kill
L7
Hole
Huggy Bear
X Ray spex