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Brosephine – 10 question interview

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Kingston’s finest, Brosephine, are treating us to a gig on their home soil this Saturday at The Fighting Cocks and we couldn’t be more excited to see this band again! So, we asked them 10 questions …

1. Who would you most like to cover one of your songs? 

Josie: Sir Richard Cheese, of course.
Gilan: Brody Dalle.

2. If you could add one member to your band – any person, living or dead, musical or otherwise – who would it be, and what would they play?

Gilan: Sister Rosetta Tharpe. This woman really knew how to shred before it was a thing!
Josie: …Sir Richard Cheese.

3. If your music could have a superpower, what would it be?
Yasmin: The power to melt cheese!
Gilan: The power to make bad people turn into chips!

4. What’s best: playing a big venue full of strangers, or a small pub full of friends? 
Gilan: Tough question! I like a venue full of strangers though, we get to play our music for people who haven’t heard it.
Josie: A big venue full of friends and strangers!

5. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of. 
Josie: ‘Boys Music Clothes’ by Viv Albertine (probably heard of by fans of LOUD WOMEN but definitely a necessary read).
Gilan: Go listen to Aldous Harding – Party!

6. One for the guitarists … bore us with the details of your set-up please.

Josie:  Guitar: Ibanez AR220. Pedals: little big muff, cheap delay pedal, Boss ods2, Tomsline Mod, Vox Wah, and a Korg tuner.

7. What’s the best thing about being in your band? 
Josie: Finding friendships I only thought existed in fiction.
Gilan: Having bandmates that I can talk to ANYTHING about (no really, ANYTHING)

8. What are your band goals? 
Gilan: I’d like us to write some of the most delicious riffs known to human kind that somehow bring about world peace.
Josie: to play some festivals and total world domination!

9. What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now? 
We just released a video for ‘Clean’ off our ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ EP.

10. Give your top 5 contemporary bands

ARXX – They just came in and blew our minds with one of their first gigs. Definitely ones to watch!
Tokyo SexWail – This lot put on a ruddy good show, weaving poetry in and out of everything.
BirdeatsBaby – Goth, cabaret, metal, prog rock and folk all mushed into one saucy mess!
Callow Saints – The lead singer’s stage presence is divine!

Charmpit – The friendliest way of hexing the patriarchy!

Crumbs: ‘Mind Yr Manners’

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Crumbs: ‘Mind Yr Manners’
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Mind Yr Manners – LP review

With a thump and a “ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!” Crumbs clearly wanted to start this LP off with a bang! It’s great when a piece of work has instant vigour about it! “You want to take me out to party?” questions a voice in the opening track ‘Weasels can wait’. Yes I do!

Picture1Crumbs are a four-piece post-pop party outfit based in Leeds/York who apparently like pets and puns. I can’t speak for the animals, but their enjoyment of wordplay can be heard in their release ‘Mind Yr Manners’, with well-placed alliteration, metaphors and a very enjoyable juxtaposition of intent between the verses in each song. It seems like each song starts off on one train of thought and by the end, it becomes very apparent that the opposite is true.  I don’t need you, or maybe I do, but I can’t tell you!

With pounding drums, and a wonderful combination of dissonance and distortion, the band manages to capture a mood somewhere between the edge of anxiety and being up and ready for a fight. There is almost a pleading sound in the lead vocals, despite it clearly being a force not to be messed with there is a nice occasional wavering tone to it. It is slightly reminiscent of Melissa Auf der Maur’s work – if she had listened to much more punk.
‘Mind Yr Manners’ is a bouncy, punchy LP packed with enough energy to force your body into get-up-and-go mode!

Listening recommendations: alone when you want to dance around the house.
Alternatively, stick this on at your next available house party!

Find Crumbs on Bandcamp, Twitter and Facebook

20 Jan: Peach Club, Tuffragettes, Brosephine and Polynya

Tickets from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/383995

A LOUD WOMEN night of top notch badass woman-led punk/pop/rock/awesome, at the legendary Hope and Anchor, Islington, curated by Parallel Magazine.http://www.theparallelmag.com/

*** PEACH CLUB ***



*** POLYNYA ***

Doors 8 pm

£5 entry

All welcome!

LOUD WOMEN is a DIY collective that champions women in music by hosting live events that are fun, friendly, and frickin awesome.

All profits go to the artists, and any additional funds raised go to charities that help women (usually Women’s Aid).

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