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Where We Sleep: The Desert – video of the day

Where We Sleep is the indie-goth synth-pop new project of Beth Rettig, formerly of Blindness*. Our video of the day today, ‘The Desert’ sees Rettig collaborate with Axel Ray of United Ghosts (and also The Black Windmill and Cadet A) on lead guitar. It’s a delicious taste of forthcoming EP ‘Experiments in the Dark’, which also features contributions from our beloved Debbie Smith (Curve, Echobelly, Ye Nuns).

*Fun fact – Blindness headlined the first ever LOUD WOMEN event, back in October 2015

“When Blindness ended – solely down to a change in my personal life – I didn’t know if I was going to write again. Where We Sleep is the result of discovering that you don’t know how not to make music,” says Beth Rettig.

About ‘The Desert’ video, Rettig explains,

“The road footage in The Desert video was taken when Axel and myself took a road trip to the Mojave Desert in California, with trips to Pioneertown and Joshua Tree National Park. It seemed a shame not to use those visuals, albeit affected, for the song. As the song came first, it was a cool realisation that two people who did a song about driving through the desert together, were taking a road trip through the desert together.”

‘Experiments In The Dark’ is slated for release on May 31 and will be available across digital stores and streaming platforms. It can also be pre-ordered via Where We Sleep’s own Bandcamp site.

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new music Feb–Apr

A round up of new releases we’re getting excited about.

New tracks 
Downtown Boys – Somos Chulas
Nia Wyn – Help Me
The Nyx – Hideaway
Skating Polly – Hail Mary
Pearl Harts – Hit the Bottle
Dream Wife – Somebody
Grace Savage – Medusa

Singles/EPs
Pink Grip – Demo EP
The Whooper-Ups – Sensible Daydreams EP
Yur Mum – Live EP
Blondie – Fun/Monster
IDestroy – Annie/98%
Screaming Toenail – Food Chain  EP
PAMs – Phasers EP
Cat Apostrophe – World is Fucked EP
Sunflower Theives – Hold the Storm EP
Blindness – The Monsoon EP

LPs
Cherry Glazerr – Apocalypstik
Desperate Journalist – Grow Up LP
The Darts – The Darts
The Menstrual Cramps – We’re Not Overyacting
The Courtneys – Courtneys II 
Party Fears – Part Fears LP
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Navigator LP
The Kut – Raw – demos CD
Trigger Warning and the Safe SpacesEverything is Problematic! LP
Sneaks – Act Out LP

V/A compilations
LOUD WOMEN Volume One
Kobayashi I – Intergalactic Warriors
Hang In There – A DIY Covers Compilation


Pending releases

Feature – Banishing Ritual LP Apr 07
The Baby Seals – Lips Are Sealed Apr 07
Long Teeth – Canned Laughter Apr 20
Darling Buds – Evergreen EP April 21
The Nyx – The Nyx EP – April 21
Skating Polly – New Trick EP Apr 28
Wolf Girl – Moody/Get You – May 5
Blondie – Pollinator – May 5
Oh! Gunquit – Lightning Likes Me – LP May 19
Coathangers – Parasite EP – Jun
Lorde – Melodrama 2nd LP – Jun

3 Oct 2015: We Shall Overcome | Blindness | Argonaut | Emily C Smith | Janine Booth | The Wimmins’ Institute | Mave | Dream Nails

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Full event details here – https://www.facebook.com/events/1621576871414753/

A night of top drawer pop/punk from some of London’s leading female-lead bands.

Part of the We Shall Overcome weekend of events taking place all over the country (and beyond!) in solidarity with all those at the sharp end of the austerity cuts.

All gig-goers to bring donations to our chosen charity, Women’s Aid, and there will be cake sales and, of course, A RAFFLE!

BLINDNESS
http://weareblindness.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/weareblindness
“Dark, Raw, energetic, very very loud and intense with powerful and compelling vocals” – BBC Radio 6

ARGONAUT
www.facebook.com/argonautband
‘Argonaut put forward a good case for being brilliant….. Sounds like Siouxsie And The Banshees, while their commitment to youth, ideas and passion should be lauded and rewarded’ – James Jam NME

JANINE BOOTH
http://www.janinebooth.com/
Poet and hater of Tories.

EMILY C SMITH
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emily-C-Smiths-Musical-Happenings/126696757377873?pnref=lhc
“Crepuscular – also evocative and fascinating a bit like Tim Burton’s hair”. Adam Walton BBC Radio

MAVE
Talented and hotly-tipped new spoken word performer

THE WIMMINS’ INSTITUTE
http://wimmins.tumblr.com/
www.facebook.com/theWimminsInstitute
“a “super group” packed with individual talent … meshing country, punk pop and garage folk with a wistful, beguiling trumpet and intelligent lyricism.” – The Morning Star
Debut album “Badass Lady Power Picnic” out this autumn.

DREAM NAILS
Your new favourite band. Punk witches from London.