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LOUD WOMEN: Volume Two – available to pre-order now!

Launching in time for LOUD WOMEN Fest 4 on 14 September, we are massively excited to announce the hotly anticipated LOUD WOMEN: Volume Two compilation album!

Featuring 21 of the loudest women who’ve played our gigs and festivals … full track-listing to be revealed soon, watch this space …

… and help us pay for the pressing by pre-ordering today! ❤

As a thank you for pre-ordering, for every Volume Two CD you order, we’ll also send you a copy of Volume One! So that’s 42 of the loudest of loud women, all for a cheeky fiver. 

Ani Cordero: Pan Pan (Sin Mantequilla) feat. Émina – video of the day

This just landed in my inbox and I had to share it straight away as I am now obsessed! A belter of a summer soundtrack with a video to die for … when you’re just milling about New York, in a dress covered in bread, dogs nibbling at you, having a dance … now that’s what I call a Friday feeling.

‘Pan Pan’ is a call-out of current day colonialism and the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico. The track features the Puerto Rico-based, feminist music group Émina as the backing band.



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Down the Lees: A Cynical Age – track of the day

Today’s track of the day is ‘A Cynical Age’ by Belgium-based indierockers Down the Lees – driven by Canadian Laura Lee. Instantly engaging riff-driven gorgeousness – if you love LIINES and The Empty Page, crank this up to 11 and settle in.

This single is taken from forthcoming album due out in September, and recorded and mixed by the legendary Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.

Find Down the Lees at vi.be/downthelees bandcamp facebook instagram

LOUD WOMEN Fest 4 – final lineup revealed!

14 Sept 2019 at London’s Dome and Boston Music Room looks set to see the biggest (and best?) LOUD WOMEN Fest yet! Here’s the news we’ve been dying to tell you for months … our final* lineup, in no particular order …

Plus afterparty DJs, food, zines, records, and all manner of fun things we’ve not even thought up yet – get in touch with us on loudwomenclub@gmail.com if you’d like to get involved!

Earlybird tickets are now sold out but you can still grab regular advanced tickets from here.

*I mean, as final as anything is that could possibly have slight changes here and there in cases of sickness, injury, best friends throwing last-minute weddings, that sort of thing. But pretty damn final I’d say!

KEEL HER – WITH KINDNESS: LP REVIEW by TONY ROUNCE

Keel Her is Winchester’s Rose Keeler-Schaffeler, and “With Kindness” is a long overdue, full follow-up to her eponymously titled debut album.  She hasn’t been inactive since then, with releases of collections of demos finding their way from her London home base to Bandcamp on a fairly regular basis. But with the assistance of former Charlatan Tim Burgess’ O Genesis label, this is her first proper album in over four years and very nice (and more than welcome) it is too.

Rose’s voice is pure and clear, and recalls the wistful melancholy of some of the UK’s better singers of the past half century, including two former front women of Fairport Convention in Judy Dyble and the late Sandy Denny.  I might be on my own with this, but I can also hear some vocal similarity with a less likely kindred DIY spirit in the wonderful Lorraine Bowen, particularly on some of the more romantic and melodic offerings like ‘Aloof’ and the opening ‘No Control’.

There are 17 tracks on “With Kindness”, many of them clocking in at little more than a minute to 90 seconds which is a guarantee that none outstays its welcome.  Nothing here really gets much above midtempo, and that works very much in its favour as a complete concept. It’s pretty much all Rose’s own work, apart from the drumming, and was over a year in the writing and recording. There are a few strategically placed, lightly psychedelic instrumentals such as ‘The Astral Plane’ and ‘Life Admin’, but it’s the vocal tracks that immediately beg for and receive your attention – pretty and frequently poignant little glimpses into Keel Her’s persona, performed in a way that makes the listener feel as though she or he is eavesdropping on a private and personal musical moment in the singer-songwriter’s life.  As a late great Small Face precisely put it more than half a century ago, it’s all too beautiful…

Another commendably warm and wonderful listening experience, “With Kindness” is the kind of album you can plop in your CD player on a hot day, open your windows and allow to envelop your neighbourhood with its warmth and intimacy.  If you get a knock on your door from a neighbour, it’s more likely to be to ask what you’re playing than to request that you turn it down or off… 

Although there’s a physical release in the works, you can currently hear the whole thing up on Bandcamp (and of course buy it as a download if you’re not a CD person).  And if you can make it, there’s a gig celebrating the official launch for the album on Saturday July 6th at  New River Studios, Ground Floor Unit E, 199 Eade Road, N4 (nearest trains either Harringay or Stamford Hill)


Find Keel Her on Bandcamp