Today’s video of the day is from Stockholm’s Besserbitch: the rocktastic ‘Leviathan’ is out today, and it’s a whale of a good time.
‘Backstab’ is taken from Cornwall’s A Loner‘s debut album, Deadline, out Friday 31 Oct.
Find more on http://alonermusic.com/deadline-album
Today’s video of the day comes from Stockholm’s grungey psych rocker Miynt. Out today, ‘Give me palm trees and inner peace’ is part of a AA-side single, out via B3SCI Records. Miynt says the pair of tracks are “songs about the internet”. We were mesmerised by the homemade stop animation video (anyone else remember Tottie?), and stayed for the crashing drums, unfussy guitars, and languid vocals.
Today’s video of the day is the 2020 message noone ever suspected they might need. South London queer-indie-poppers Barry are here to remind us that ‘The World Is Not Your Toilet Sir’. The band describe the song as:
“as a catchy exploration of how the government’s disregard for its people trickles down to man’s disregard to its environment”
The fab animated video is by Naomi Ryder.
Bandcamp: https://permanentslump.bandcamp.com/a… Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0o8oa… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barryband/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/barrytheband Twitter: https://twitter.com/barrytheband
Today’s video of the day is a beautiful punk mess from BABYLUNGS. ‘Quit Ur Job and Drop out of School’ is terrible advice, with a huge fun video. She says:
“I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE U ALL TO
QUIT UR JOB
AND DROP OUT OF SCHOOL
U CAN DO ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
✨disrespect all authority✨ “
Today’s video of the day comes from Dublin’s Sprints. ‘Drones’ is the most stunning single yet from this excellent and soon-to-be-huge post-punk band – jarring, urgent, and dramatic.
The single comes with the announcement of a debut EP, produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Band.
Karla Chubb, lead singer and songwriter, says of ‘Drones’:
“Drones is very literally about my struggles with imposter syndrome. I think being a female in music, I struggle a lot with feeling like I have something to prove. It’s not okay for me to just be good, I have to be great. I have to prove constantly why I am deserving to be on the stage, or holding that guitar or that microphone. That pressure can be very difficult to deal with, and I think a lot of the times you doubt yourself then, am I actually able to write? Or is this all shit? Drones is about my experiences with dealing with this pressure, but realising that a lot of people have these struggles. The bars fill, the car parks fill, life seems to go on and on, and we can become so focused internally on our issues that you don’t realise that maybe while I was wishing I was someone else, they’re also wishing the same thing.”
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Today’s video of the day comes from NYC art punks Gustaf. A relentlessly earwormy instant obsession, ‘Mine’ is all about having a false sense of entitlement. These buzzy cool kids just signed to Royal Mountain Records, so we hope to hear more of this sort of nonsense please.
Vocalist Lydia Gammill explains:
“This song is about having a false sense of entitlement. Someone who feels attacked or like they’re being pushed out of their own world and not getting the credit they deserve. Someone with a delusional sense of self whose anger and frustration is humorous like the superintendent in a college frat movie. The opening lines make it seem like the narrator is being criticizing by someone else and they’re retaliation is like ‘you’ve got to be kidding me, you can’t say that about me! I invented water you punk!’ … sort of. “
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Today’s video of the day is especially apt for Mental Health Day – MIRI’s beautiful new single ‘Just Breathe’.
The song was written in the wake of the tragic death of Caroline Flack, reminding us all to be kind on social media (and everywhere!). MIRI says:
“I’ve been lucky to have some very kind and supportive friends, fans, supporters in my life. I wanted to reach out to them in the chorus to show my love and my support for them.”
MIRI is one of the 13 of 20 acts announced so far to play LOUD WOMEN Fest 5 and we can’t wait to see this bright young star in action on our stage.
Check out her fab new ezine newsletter ‘Find Your Voice’ – you can sign up here.
Today’s video of the day comes from Sydney’s Good Pash. ‘Delete Me’ is out today and it’s everything that we love about indierock – driving drums, passionate guitars, lush vocals, and an empowering message with a great story behind it.
“This song is for everyone who has ever had to tear themselves away from something they loved – a job, a friend, a relationship, a drug dependency – that just wasn’t working out for them anymore. You fight your mates, your parents, and yourself over it but deep down know that it’s no good and have to find the courage to say “I love you, I’m leaving” and let it go.” – Good Pash
This is the second stop motion animation video we’ve shared this week and this is a trend we’re keen to encourage. Get busy with the plasticine, punx! (FYI sources indicate that videos featuring a) stop motion animation and/or b) cats are 87% more likely to be featured as LOUD WOMEN Video of the Day, stats fans.)