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Advent Galendar window no. 11 – Fightmilk

Time to open window number 11 of the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar – who could be behind it?

It’s Fightmilk!

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Indie popsters Fightmilk first came and played LOUD WOMEN back in 2016, in the basement of the Veg Bar in Brixton. Since then they’ve become firm favourites of ours – playing the first LOUD WOMEN Fest, contributing a track to our compilation album LOUD WOMEN: Volume One, and most recently joining Skinny Girl Diet and GUTTFULL at the launch of our new VERY LOUD WOMEN nights at The Lexington.

The band have had a cracking year – releasing their album Pity Party on Fierce Panda records, and playing relentlessly on all the stages all over the land. Find Fightmilk on Facebook and Bandcamp

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Fightmilk: ‘Pity Party’

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Fightmilk: ‘Pity Party’ (EP)
CD/DL 
out now

As you might expect from a band that has ‘fight’ in their name, Fightmilk’s EP begins with ominous-sounding guitars.

Formed in 2015, they released their first EP ‘The Curse of Fightmilk’ last summer. Their new one, ‘Pity Party’ has gotten much more shiny pop production, having spent a weekend at Dean Street Studio in Soho, where such famous names as Adele and Ed Sheeran have laid down their chart-topping hits. While some indie bands might lose a bit of impact in such a pop environment, the big drums, punchy guitars and a general clean sound don’t take away from the DIY energy of the average millennial’s struggle through life, thanks to the moaning vocals of frontwoman Lily Rae.

They’ve made good on their promise to “turn self-pity into an artform”.  The album’s about adults who don’t really know how they got to that point, which truth be told is how most of us feel. This grown-up adolescence allows them to channel all the teenage angst while being maturely sarcastic about everything. With titles like ‘Pity Party’ and ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ both wallowing in self-pity, it’s about how modern life for young adults isn’t easy, but it can be fun, especially if you can find some humour in between all the struggle. It’s summed up in this screamed-out line in Pity Party – “I just want to be a princess”. It’s a relatable feeling, and makes us want to share this self-pity-fest of sad bangers with our friends, which can only be a good thing.

They’re sitting on some more recordings from their marathon weekend in Dean Street, so we can expect more material from them in 2018.

Find Fightmilk on Facebook and Bandcamp.

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20 July: Skinny Girl Diet at The Lexington

SGD3The first of a series of bigger, louder, spanglier LOUD WOMEN nights, at our favourite venue, The Lexington on Pentonville Road.

*****SKINNY GIRL DIET*****
“At last, real girls, young and believable, singing in their own voices.” – Viv Albertine (The Slits)
“Skinny Girl Diet are what Hole might have sounded like had Courtney Love hailed from Wood Green rather than Portland” – The Guardian
“London’s most badass girl gang” – Dazed

Skinny Girl Diet are two sisters from North London who play raw, abrasive, in your face guitar music. Formed in 2011, when still young teenagers, their first gig was with the Slits’ Viv Albertine and the TV personalities. While a three-piece with their cousin Amelia on bass, they played around the London area intially, earning touring stripes with their own generation’s breakthrough bands, the likes of The Fat White Family and Slaves. Last year, they’ve appeared alongside legends John Cooper Clarke and The Raincoats. Played dates in Europe and been interviewed by Arte for German TV. Iggy Pop recently said “Here are some people who just want to reach out and grab your ears” when he played them three times on his Iggy Pop Confidential BBC Radio 6 music shows and everyone from XFM’s Jon Kennedy, BBC Radio 6’s Marc Riley, Gideon Coe and Steve Lamaq, and BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank have put them on the airwaves.They have graced the cover of Beat, can be spotted online and in magazines like Dazed and Confused, Vice, Vogue, Crack and The Guardian. Not to mention the stacks of underground zines. Their debut Album Heavyflow was released in Sept 2016 with great reviews from Drowned in Sound, The Line of Best Fit, Louder than War, and Collapse Board to name a few.

With support from:

*****THE FRANKLYS*****
Comprised of two members from Sweden and two from England, The Franklys play frenetic garage rock with heavy and psychedelic overtones á la Led Zeppelin-Blondie-Strokes-QOTSA-punk-pop-rock-madness.
With extensive touring across both the UK, Europe and America, including festival slots at Isle of Wight, Download Festival and Camden Rocks, The Franklys are surely making themselves known as one of the most exciting new live acts on the UK band circuit.
https://www.facebook.com/thefranklys/

*****FIGHTMILK*****
Pop’s resting bitch face.
https://www.facebook.com/fightmilkisaband/

*****GUTTFULL*****
Dirty sax punk. “reminiscent of Bikini Kill if they had a baby with the Undertones, and adopted a saxophone player” – Parallel Magazine
https://www.facebook.com/guttfull/

plus DJ Dapper D (aka Debbie Smith) will be spinning tunes after the bands for a very special LOUD WOMEN club after-party til your feet fall off!

For more on LOUD WOMEN see www.loudwomen.org

LOUD WOMEN album launch

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What a day, and what a night! Our LOUD WOMEN Volume One compilation album launch party was a massive success. Undeterred by a last-minute venue switch, 13 of our awesome CD contributors rocked the very awesome New River Studios, played to a (at times) full capacity crowd, and thoroughly launched what is looking set to be a hugely successful album.

Pre-sales and launch day sales of the album now mean that we just need to sell 4 more CDs to break even on the cost of manufacture, then after that all profits will be going to Women’s Aid!

If you missed out on the launch party, here’s a quick round-up of goings on …

Lilith Ai and her new band opened the show with a poppier new sound. It’s Lilith’s stunning vocals that still makes your ears prick up and your hair stand up, so we can’t wait to see her playing again solo on the bar stage at LOUD WOMEN Fest in September.

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Janine Booth gave a poetry set full of characteristic bite and warmth, opening with a brand new poem about the ‘Disaffected middle-aged woman’ which really hit home with this one! Janine is such an inspiration – travelling across London to give her time to our cause (for which she donated her fee to Women’s Aid), not complaining for a moment about her early slot in the line-up, and telling me moments before she went on stage that her boob was ‘still cooking’ from the course of radiotherapy she’d had that week. Massive love and solidarity with our shero Janine.

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Madame So played next, accompanied only by a drummer, giving a stunning and heartfelt performance. She then stuck around to enjoy the rest of the day’s music – an artist who knows the importance of supporting her fellow musicians. Awesome attitude.

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(Sorry Solange, I failed to get a photo of you – instead, here’s Bagel, the resident cat at New River Studios.)

Fightmilk joined us next, having stepped off another LOUD WOMEN stage only 16 hours previously! They’re always a joy to watch – they’re a rocking party and everyone’s invited. Top fun.

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GUTTFULL played next – my band! We were on great form, if I say so myself … our singer, Moe, is proving herself to be a total natural at the front of a stage. She left the audience  raised-up/chastened as appropriate, and also covered in ‘cum’ from her party cannon orgasm. Dead proud of my new band!

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The Tom Boys from Japan were a last-minute addition to the bill, as they happened to be over in the UK staying with friends of friends and were looking for a gig. What a treat! They gained a lot of new fans in London yesterday.

The Potentials hopped on next and, bouyed up by the Tom Boys’ awesomeness, decided to scrap their planned set list, and instead play all of their old favourites that they haven’t played for ages. They announced this as their “disaster set” … but it worked brilliantly!

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Nervous Twitch came all the way from Leeds, in the rain, with a dodgy windscreen wiper, to play a stonking set. I’m always blown away watching Erin playing bass and singing *so brilliantly*, such a hard thing to do and she makes it look easy.

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Little Fists played next, reminding us all why we love them so much. Alternating catchy tunes with fierce rock;  and alternating melodic vocals with visceral, well, shouting. They switch between instruments with ease (well, ease, apart from Soph falling off the drum stool a few times, but done so elegantly of course!)

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The Ethical Debating Society were introduced by Scene Queen Pearl Pelfrey, who rightly described them as her favourite London band. TEDS were on top form – possibly the best I’ve ever seen them play – and they debuted some very exciting brand new material.

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DOLLS joined us next with their storming pop-rock, catchy tunes, stunning vocals, infectious smiles, and perfect teeth. How are these two not playing stadiums yet? We’ll just make the most of getting to see them in small venues while we can because it seriously can’t be long before they go stratospheric.

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Argonaut were also on top form – playing as a full band for LOUD WOMEN for the first time in too long! Lorna wowed us with her powerful voice and tigger-like dance moves, and Abby won herself a LOUD WOMEN ‘multi-tasking’ badge by playing keyboard, guitar, singing, and shouting down a megaphone during their set. Top work.

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Gladiators Are You Ready? however, won the badge for most memorable live show. Jose and Ste entered wearing terrifying masks, and if that didn’t scare the shit out of us all enough, a bare-chested, kilted bagpiper entered from the far end of the hall, playing through the room and on to the stage, then piping in the entrance of ‘Vulvarine’, aka Hana, looking hot AF in an outfit that looked like she’d just rode in on some kind of winged fetish pony. She then produced a cape emblazoned with several pairs of pants, with letters on spelling out ‘TOO LOUD FOR TOOTING’. They could have just stopped at that, to be honest, they’d made their point. But they then played an awesome set of spectacular songs. Couldn’t really tell you what they’re about – between the masks, the bagpipes, and the corsetry, I was pleasantly distracted – but we all had a bloody good time dancing along to them. Must see these lovely mad bastards play again soon.

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Then Deux Furieuses played their headline set and showed us all how it’s really done – a stunning set by two women with awesome talent, energy, and passion for their music. They were the perfect end to a perfect day’s gigging.

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Special thanks too to the awesome Alice of the Glitter Girls, who came along to paint glittery shit all over our faces, in aid of refugee charities. Glitter makes everything better, even these beauts!

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18 March – LOUD WOMEN album launch party

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LOUD WOMEN are holdling a party to celebrate the launch of a new compilation album, with all profits going to Women’s Aid.

Tickets £6 in advance (£8 on the door) from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/386676

Under 18s free – please obtain a child ticket so we can monitor numbers https://www.wegottickets.com/event/386677

Live performances from some of the 21 acts featured on the album, including:

Argonaut
Bugeye
Deux Furieuses
Dolls
Fightmilk
Gladiators Are You Ready?
GUTTFULL
Janine Booth
Little Fists
Madame So
Nervous Twitch
The Ethical Debating Society
The Potentials

17 March – Fightmilk, Charla Fantasma, TOTP and Spencer

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A night of top notch badass woman-led punk/pop/rock/awesome, at the legendary Hope and Anchor, Islington, curated by Abigail’s Parties.

FIGHTMILK
pop’s resting bitch face
https://facebook.com/fightmilkisaband

CHARLA FANTASMA
ghostly pop punk
https://facebook.com/charlatantasma

THE TOP OF THE POPS MINOR UK INDIE CELEBRITY ALL-STAR FEMINIST FEMALE-FRONTED BACKING BAND
“Awesome.”

SPENCER
who even knows?

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).

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

LOUD WOMEN: Volume One – Preorder now!

Out on 18 March 2017 – a compilation album of 21 of the loudest women who’ve played our shows! All profits from the sale of the CD going to Women’s Aid.

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21 track CD with zine

£10 (plus £1.50 p&p)

Pre-order now!

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  • Dream Nails: DIY
  • Bratakus: Pollution Evolution
  • Petrol Girls: Touch Me Again
  • Dolls: Audrey
  • The Empty Page: Deeply Unlovable
  • The Ethical Debating Society: Poor Liam
  • Gladiators Are You Ready?: I Want to Love You
  • deux furieuses: Out of My System
  • Fight Rosa Fight!: Sick of You
  • GUTTFULL: Keyboard Warrior
  • Little Fists: Tyler is Not a Feminist
  • The Potentials: Moloch
  • Nervous Twitch: Something Wrong With Me
  • IDestroy: IDestroy
  • Madame So: Black is Beautiful
  • Fightmilk: Chaperone
  • Bugeye: Hey You
  • Argonaut: Not Rich
  • The Wimmins’ Institute: Nando’s
  • Lilith Ai: Riot
  • Janine Booth: Real Rape

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