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She Makes War makes 20 at LOUD WOMEN Fest

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SHE MAKES WAR – just confirmed as our final booking for LOUD WOMEN Fest! British ‘gloom pop’ artist, described as blending “the emotional resonance of Elliott Smith with the barbed vigour of Sleater-Kinney”.

Laura Kidd’s latest album “Direction Of Travel” includes guest appearances from Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses) and Mark Chadwick (The Levellers).

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LOUD WOMEN Fest – Final line-up announced!

LOUD WOMEN Fest – Final line-up announced!

Beverley Kills
Dream Nails
Gaptooth
Grace Savage
GUTTFULL
Hands off Gretel
Janine Booth

Jelly Cleaver
Lea Andrews
LIINES
Lilith Ai  

Party Fears
Petrol Girls
PUSSYLIQUOR
She Makes War
Sink Ya Teeth
The Baby Seals
The Twistettes
Thunder on the Left
Velodrome

Plus DJs from Mammory Tapes, stalls, zines, food, special guests and more

Limited numbers of tickets are still available for £12 from
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/407237

 

See you at DIY Space for London!

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LOUD WOMEN at Matchwomen Fest ’17

What an awesome day we had yesterday at the Matchwomen Festival. LOUD WOMEN was honoured to be part of the event, helping to put together the evening’s music, following a day of truly inspiring women speakers. Highlights of the day, for me, included Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti, both such warm and engaging women; and Nina Malik from the Freedom Programme, gave a heartbreakingly personal account of survival from abuse.

The music from our LOUD WOMEN kicked off with Gaptooth, aka Hannah Lucy, who gave an explosive performance of her biting feminist keytar pop. Her songs are dancy and clever and funny and endearing. Really excited that this talented woman is joining us for LOUD WOMEN Fest in September.

Gaptooth
Gaptooth

Next up was The Menstrual Cramps, who were playing their second ever gig (their first being LOUD WOMEN on International Women’s Day this year). This awesome band of young feminist punks are just so exciting – they’ve grown hugely in confidence during the last few months, and gave a slick performance which won them a room full of devoted new fans. Catch them next at Who Run the World’s birthday party on 13 August at the Fiddler’s Elbow.

The Menstrual Cramps
The Menstrual Cramps

Next up was Thunder on the Left. Agonisingly, we never got to see this awesome band play last night, due to horrendous technical problems caused by the venue (more on that later, but suffice to say for now we would not be recommending anyone book the London Irish Centre for live music events in future!). We apologise profusely to the band and the people who’d come to see them. We’ll get Thunder on the Left back on a LOUD WOMEN bill very soon – watch this space.

Finally, we were treated to a mesmerising set from Ms. Mohammed. She opened with her stunning hit ‘Alibi’, which had become the anthem for the Matchwomen Festival. Watching this exquisitely polished new popstar close up felt like a very special treat – can’t wait to see what’s next from her.

Ms Mohammed
Ms Mohammed

Big thanks so Louise Raw for getting us involved with her brilliant festival!

LOUD WOMEN Fest line-up announced!

We received nearly 300 applications from awesome grrrl bands and singing wimmin to play our Fest, so it was a gut-wrenching task to sift down to this final list … we’ve had to say no (this time, at least) to some amazing acts, but I’m sure you’ll agree that the final list the panel of Team LOUD WOMEN arrived at is the perfect mix of exciting, talented, new, beloved, varied, amaaaazing and above all LOUD WOMEN!

On the main stage:                     On the bar stage:

Hands off Gretel                               Sink Ya Teeth
Petrol Girls                                       Baby Arms
The Twistettes                                  Lilith Ai
Dream Nails                                      Gaptooth
GUTTFULL                                        Grace Savage
LIINES                                               Velodrome
PUSSYLIQUOR                                Lea Andrews
The Baby Seals
Party Fears
Beverley Kills

Earlybird £10 tickets are available NOW for a limited time only, from WeGotTickets

Hands Off Gretel

The A to Z of LOUD WOMEN FEST

 

The first ever LOUD WOMEN Fest was a ROARING success on 3 Sept. Bob Oram took some neatly organised notes.

Ambitious Twenty five acts across two stages in one day.
Beautiful The atmosphere, the bands, and the audience.
Creative Ingenious designs, merchandise and artwork on display
DIY Artists learning as they go along, circumnavigating the mainstream, independent and resourceful.
Exciting To just be part of this scene and to share the moment.
Glamorous 
Vintage dresses, colourful costumes, style and panache but no snobbery.
Helpful Raising money for good causes. 
Imaginative Vivid and visionary artists .
Jubilant A living celebration of feminism.
Kaleidoscopic The range, the quality and colour of the sounds made this an incredible cauldron of talent.
Luminous Intelligent lyric writers.
Memorable Moments and performances to treasure and cherish.
Non-stop Wall-to-wall sound, perfectly stage-managed.
Overlooked By all the traditional mainstream media.
Political Passionate, personal and some polemic.
Quintessential The essence of Riot Grrrl.
Resonant With true meaning.
Sparkling Incandescently bright.
Thunderous Applause.
Unisex Sharing toilets reflected the community spirit.
Venue Welcoming, friendly, affordable, serving great food and blessed with quality sound engineers.
Wired Adrenaline excitement.
Xenial Warmth to cherish. 
Yearly There just has to be another one.
Zestful Spirited enjoyment for twelve glorious hours.

[Ed. – wot no F-word?]

3 September 2016 | LOUD WOMEN Fest | 25 acts in 1 day

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Get your tickets quick for our first ever all-dayer – LOUD WOMEN FEST! Tickets selling fast.

Saturday 3rd September 2016 at T.Chances in Tottenham, 12.30-1am

Tickets from WeGotTickets- http://www.wegottickets.com/event/371192

25 acts across two rooms – no slot clashes

Full line-up now confirmed:

LIPS Choir – https://www.facebook.com/LipsChoir/?fref=ts

Dolls – www.facebook.com/thisisDolls

Argonaut – www.facebook.com/argonautband

Viva Zapata! – https://www.facebook.com/Vivazapatauk/?fref=ts

Fight Rosa Fight! – www.facebook.com/fightrosafight

Petrol Girls – www.Facebook.com/petrolgirls

Dream Nails – https://www.facebook.com/yourdreamnails/

The Franklys – https://www.facebook.com/thefranklys/?fref=ts

Desperate Journalist –  http://www.facebook.com/DesperateJournalist

Vodun – https://www.facebook.com/VODUNBAND

The Wimmins’ Institute – www.facebook.com/thewimminsinstitute

Foxcunt – https://www.facebook.com/fxcnt/

Rantipoles – https://www.facebook.com/rantipoles/

Greenness – https://www.facebook.com/greennessmusic/

Grace Petrie – https://www.facebook.com/gracepetriemusic

Janine Booth – https://www.facebook.com/JanineBoothTheBig

Lilith Ai – https://www.facebook.com/lilithaimusic

Spanking Machine – https://www.facebook.com/spanxphalanx

Maddy Carty – https://www.facebook.com/MaddyCartyMusic

Madame So – www.facebook.com/madamesomusic

Nia Wyn – https://www.facebook.com/niawynmusic

Fightmilk – https://www.facebook.com/fightmilkisaband

The Ethical Debating Society – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ethical-Debating-Society/76532450884

Louise Distras – www.facebook.com/louisedistras

Rabies Babies – https://www.facebook.com/rabiesbabiespunk/

The best in woman-led pop/rock bands, plus solo acts, poetry, and a few more surprises.

Children welcome all day (although after 7pm things get a louder and little ears might not like it!). The venue is wheelchair accessible. The venue’s toilets will be de-gendered for this event.

Join the group LOUD WOMEN for news of more women-lead events
https://www.facebook.com/groups/loudwomen/

“Loud Women will undoubtedly be the beacon for all the best new female talent in 2016” – The Morning Star

“Fans of women-centric punk, rock and riot grrrl will heart this UK-based promoter.” – DIVA magazine

““If, say, Kathleen Hanna flew in to Gatwick tomorrow, grabbed you by the collar and asked “What’s going on here then? Where do I need go? What do I need to see?” – God is in the TV

Number 1 women-led music night in London – thegirlsare.com