We heart Bugeye’s new single and accompanying video big time – not least because those superbabes have dedicated it to DIY collectives fighting to make a difference in their local communities, such as The Zine UK, This Feeling, The Music Trust, Northern Exposure, and, yours truly, LOUD WOMEN! Right back atcha with that lovebomb, you lovely Bugeyes you.
Our ego-flattery aside, this is a top class disco-punk track which showcases everything that’s brilliant about this Croydon threesome. Their roots as a 90’s riot grrrl-tinged indie-pop band of note are still proudly on display, but fused with a modern DIY attitude. The groovily animated video (by Philippe Blaine) features Theresa May and Nigel Farage cage dancing … don’t let that put you off though, it’s a cute watch.
The band, who are made up of Angela Martin (Vox, Guitar), Paula Snow (Bass) and Jack Houston (Drums), formed in the late 90’s playing at some of London’s most notable venues; taking in The Astoria to Wembley and everything in between. Having returned from their hiatus in 2015, Bugeye played a number of shows in and around London (including the second ever LOUD WOMEN show, at the Silver Bullet, fact fans!) before releasing their EP Never Let You Go in 2016.
Wake Up by Bugeye is out now via Marwoo Records. Follow Bugeye on Twitter and Facebook
We’re loving the beautifully tender debut single from Dublin’s Ailbhe Reddy, ‘The Tube’.
Ailbhe has almost 3 million streams on Spotify for her previously releases and has just signed a worldwide publishing deal with Grammy winning BDi Music.
She says, “The Tube is a song about having no explanation good enough for someone, so the only thing I had left to offer was the small gesture of walking them to the nearest tube station” says Ailbhe. “It’s a song about struggling to express yourself properly to someone, which I think is probably pretty universal.”
Catch Ailbhe live in the UK this autumn:
Oct 27 – Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 28 –The Met, Bury
Oct 29 – Oporto, Leeds
Oct 30 – Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
Nov 01 – The Canteen, Bristol
Nov 02 – St Pancras Old Church, London
LOUD WOMEN is stonked to present the world premier, never-seen-before, brand spanking new, exclusive to yours truly … awesome new video for Nervous Twitch’s single ‘That Weird Guy’. The track is off their hot new album, ‘I Won’t Hide’, which we reviewed here (spoiler: we think it rocks)
LOUD WOMEN is proud as punch to host the first view of Graceland’s beautiful new video for their new single, ‘Flyway’.
The video was recorded on the last day of summer in their native Norfolk, amidst the East Anglian landscape on Overstrand beach, a spot of sand which they hold very close to their hearts.
The four sisters from the East have used their love of migrating coastal birds to create a poignant snapshot of summer; a backdrop to show the intertwining of lives and how closely people can pass by, drifting and spinning in out of one another’s paths.
The track itself is an unashamed nod to past loves that finds the calm within their post-punk buzz pop. The gold of the beach with the dramatic changing of tides of this particular area was the perfect place to reflect this.
To celebrate the release of this new single and video, Graceland are headlining The Lexington this Friday on 22nd September.
Graceland are Rosie Arnold on guitar, organ and vocals, Ellie Jones on guitar and vocals, Maxie Gedge on drums and Stevie Gedge on bass.
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Absolutely loving the dark and sultry new single from trip hop duo Living Dead Girl, with a killer video …
Living Dead Girl are Jessica English (lead vocals, synth, piano, and programming) and Jonno Lloyd (guitar, bass, synth, programming, and backing vocals) who make, they say, ‘layered, atmospheric electronica with a dark twist…industrial strength pop with a delicate charm’. It’s a lot like Portishead, without all the whining.
Find them on Facebook and Soundcloud.
DIY newcomers The Menstrual Cramps have scooped the coveted LOUD WOMEN Hercury Music Prize for their debut album, ‘We’re Not Overyacting’.
The riot grrrl trio topped the shortlist, which included other much celebrated female artists such as Actual Crimes, Desperate Journalist, The Empty Page, Honeyblood, Nolay, Oh!Gunquit, Pet Crow, Petrol Girls, Sacred Paws, The Tuts, and The Wharves.
Emilia from The Menstrual Cramps issued the following statement on her Facebook page:
“WHO GIVES A FUCKKKK ABOUT THE MERCURY PRIZE WHEN WE HAVE JUST WON THE HERCURY PRIZE AWARD!!!! 🥇👸🏽👑🍾🥂🏆 THANKS SOOOOO MUCH TO CASSIE AND THE LOUD WOMEN TEAM, WHO BELIEVED IN US FROM DAY ONE, LET US PLAY OUR FIRST EVER GIG WITH THEM ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EARLIER THIS YEAR AND HAVE CONTINUED TO BE OUR NUMBER ONE SUPPORTERS, WE FULLY LOVE AND RESPECT YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC 💕 HUUUUGE CONGRATS TO ALL THE OTHER INCREDIBLE NOMINEES, YOU ALL FUCKING ROCK AND WE ADORE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!! KEEP ROCKING AND MAKING NOISE GALS 🔥🔥🔥🤘🏽🤘🏽🔥🔥🔥⭐️⚡️✨💥☄️💫 NOW LETS ALL GET DRUNKKKKK N CELEBRATE 🎉🎉😭😭😭💕“
The prize was announced by LOUD WOMEN founder Cassie Fox, in a Facebook-Live ceremony co-hosted by her cat, Ernie. He’s 22, you know.
LOUD WOMEN Fest – Final line-up announced!
Hands off Gretel
She Makes War
Sink Ya Teeth
The Baby Seals
Thunder on the Left
Plus DJs from Mammory Tapes, stalls, zines, food, special guests and more
Limited numbers of tickets are still available for £12 from
See you at DIY Space for London!
LOUD WOMEN loves Dream Nails big time. Our first ever event was their first ever gig too, and since then they’ve amassed a huge fanbase all over the UK, toured Europe, and played heaps of festivals, including two years headlining the Sisterhood stage at Glastonbury. They’re set for stardom, we just know it … and you can help them along the way! Here’s some news just in from the Nails HQ:
We’re recording our second EP! You’ve all been asking us to record some of our best-known songs from shows, and we’re finally doing it! It’s called ‘Dare to Care’ and it’s the rowdiest, most empowering self-care soundtrack ever.
For all you dreamy fans who have supported us so far and believe in what we’re creating – this is your opportunity to get involved in our most exciting adventure yet!
If you pledge to support our campaign, you get exclusive access to everything FIRST. You’ll be the first to receive a download of the EP when it’s released, as well as zines, t-shirts and even home-made face masks! We told you it was about self care!
We also have merch that’s exclusive to the launch, like signed CDs, handwritten lyrics sheets and ‘Dare to Care’ bundles.
In the weeks building up to the launch, you’ll get exclusive behind the scenes footage and you’ll be the first to hear all our exciting news. You can also even get a music lesson from Anya or Lucy!!
Thank you for believing in us, LET’S NAIL THIS!!!
Several members of Team LOUD WOMEN happened to catch a performance from a very talented young funk singer songwriter called Jelly Cleaver, at a fundraising gig for the ‘Stop the Haringey Development Vehicle‘ campaign, at Wood Green’s Social Club. We all loved her so much we booked her straight away for LOUD WOMEN Fest!
This shaky video from Cassie’s phone doesn’t do her full justice, so make sure to check out her Facebook page too.
LOUD WOMEN are excited to bring you the exclusive first view of killer BOB‘s awesome new video for ‘Francine Putrescine’.
killer BOB are an aggro grunge band from Birmingham led by frontwoman and songwriter Nat Bite (Jazz Thrash Assassin, Erica Nockalls, Selfless) alongside Pete “Von-Doom” Shortman and Jim Griffiths. Taking influence from the likes of Babes in Toyland, Soundgarden and Pantera, they say they are “here to satisfy your unmet grunge needs with more than a hint of yoni power”. Nat says:
“I wrote Francine Putrescine about how society marginalises female sex workers and can often ignore their mental and physical health needs. I reflected on this after visiting a drop in centre for sex workers on heroin treatment programmes in Birmingham.”
Check out more from the band at www.killerbob.rocks