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LOUD WOMEN releases of 2020

It’s the most listable time of the year!

It’s been a funny old year, and any band who’s managed to release any music during pandemic lockdowns and worldwide chaos – particularly DIY bands whose gigging income disappeared overnight – deserves a big cookie quite frankly.

Team LOUD WOMEN chewed over what we consider to be the best LPs and EPs to have been released in 2020. Here’s our Top 20.

#1. Nova Twins – Who Are the Girls?

This album also scooped the prestigious Hercury Prize this year, so little surprise that this non-stop banger of an LP has also been chosen as LOUD WOMEN’s number one release of the year! It’s not available on Bandcamp but you can grab it from their official website. The dynamic duo have been busily recording, podcasting and campaigning for a Rock/Alternative category to be added to the MOBO Awards. This unstoppable pair are gonna take over the world next year, mark my words.

#2. Dream Nails – Dream Nails

The original punk witches, Dream Nails have blossomed from the DIY feminist music scene (their first gig was the vey first LOUD WOMEN show!) and this year has seen their music burst through to world stages – with their first studio-6recorded album receiving massive plaudits from the big names of the music press. Grab a record and a whole world of merch from the Dream Nails Bandcamp.

#3. The Lovely Eggs – I Am Moron

Such lovely eggs indeed – head to their lovely website for records and more.

#4. Nadine Shah – Kitchen Sink

A stunning album from Nadine Shah, who had recently highlighted in the mainstream media the issue of ridiculously low shares of streaming revenue for musicians. A woman using her platform to raise up others – we salute you Ms Shah!

#5. Dream Wife – So When You Gonna

“Clever, thoughtful, funny, nostalgic and catchy as hell, this album is a slam dunk, a hole in one, and any other generic sporting references you can think of! Each song has an intent and purpose behind it, whether that’s sharing embarrassing memories of a drunken escapade or challenging the place of women within the world. ” – read Katie McFaul’s full review of this fab album here and pick up your own copy on Dream Wife’s website.

#6. Bugeye – Ready Steady Bang

“Speaking for myself I’ve hardly taken this one off the turntable since it arrived – and when I have, it’s mostly been to turn it over… There isn’t space to rave about everything here, but trust me when I tell you there’s not one track that’s going to make you reach for the fast forward button.” – read Tony Rounce’s review here, or indeed Zoe Biggs’ review here (it’s so good our team reviewed it twice!)

#7. Sink Ya Teeth – Two

Get your teeth into your own copy of this excellent album on the band’s website.

#8. Soccer Mommy – Color Theory

“The soft timbre of the voice singing the words may very well be the only thing that gives her youth away; every word displays a wisdom far beyond her years. These songs are deep and introspective and deal with heavy subject matter (like mental health and family struggles). The darkness of the content is cleverly masked by sweetly delicate melodies. ” – Read Maryjo Mattea’s full review here, and visit the Soccer Mommy website here.

#9. Slum of Legs – Slum of Legs

“What strikes this listener most about Slum of Legs is the voice; not just Tamsin’s vocals tonally (although while I was first playing the album someone came in to ask if it was CRASS’ Eve Libertine singing) or Maria’s violin or Emily’s synths, but the sense of being spoken to, or rather with, with an engaged intelligence that much music simply lacks, either because of the people making it, or perhaps more generously because the musicians concerned have found no way to, or desire to, synthesise content and form in this way. Wisdom from experience; humour from pain.” – read Kris Smith’s full review and interview here, and grab this gorgeous album on Bandcamp.

#10. BLOM – Flower Violence

Blóm’s ‘Flower Violence’ is a perfect oxymoron, both in name and in sound. The Newcastle three-piece’s debut album is an angsty five song riot of frenetic noise, dealing with lyrical themes ranging from gender identity and feminism to socio economic challenges. And Dostoyevsky.” – read Jenny Bunn’s full review here, and visit the band’s Bandcamp here.

#11. Sophie Ellis-Bexter – Songs from the Kitchen Disco

#12. US Girls – Heavy Light

#13. Dolls – Eggshells

#14. Grace Savage – Instinct

#15. Pillow Queens – In Waiting

#16. Partner – Never Give Up

#17. Porridge Radio – Every Bad

#18. Eilis Frawley – Never Too Emotional

#19. Charmpit – Cause a Stir

#20. Shopping – All or Nothing


If you like your end of year lists in playlist form, then look no further. This beauty has 11 hours and 31 minutes of LOUD WOMEN’s golden moments of 2020! The

Grace Savage: Snowflake – video of the day

The phenomenal Grace Savage’s ice cool ‘Snowflake’ is our video of the day today.

Grace has graced the stages of LOUD WOMEN Fest for the past two years. and the four-time UK beat-box champion is now poised to release her new EP, “Cracks”, with a launch show at Bermondsey Social Club on 15th May. (Tix here!)

Grace says :

“This EP contains a lot more collaborations than the previous two as I branched out to work with new producers (namely Badoos and James Yuill) and as a result it feels more varied in texture and hopefully more sonically diverse. There are a clutch of personal songs I have been meaning to write for a while but never felt like the time was right. It feels good to finally get them out. I hope it shows that I’ve grown and matured as a songwriter but also that I understand not to take it all too seriously hence the millennial piss-take song “snowflake”. There are some thinkers, there are some bangers, there are some thinky-bangers (that’ll be my next Spotify playlist title sorted) and I hope there is something in it for everyone. If not, screw ‘em. I’m well proud of it”.

Follow Grace Savage on Website | Facebook | Twitter

The LOUD WOMEN Fest 3 line-up revealed!

This year’s final line-up for LOUD WOMEN Fest has just been announced, and now includes worldclass artists She Makes War and Efa Supertramp! Here’s a taster of how it’s going to look …

This, the 3rd annual LOUD WOMEN Fest will showcase 21 punk and indie acts in 1 day, over 2 neighbouring stages – The Dome and the Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park, London. Last year’s festival massively sold out, so early ticket-buying is advised!

Here’s the final line-up:
Petrol Girls
She Makes War
Zand
The Franklys
Grace Savage
DREAM NAILS
You Want Fox
The Twistettes
PUSSYLIQUOR
Ms. Mohammed
Crumbs
Sister Ghost
The Menstrual Cramps
Wolf Girl
SAM AMANT MUSIC PAGE
GUTTFULL
The Baby Seals
Efa Supertramp
Art Trip and the Static Sound
Drunken Butterfly
Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something

Plus DJs including Mammory Tapes AND cake stall from Ladies of the Lock – The WI group for Camden, Kentish Town…

This year, we’re taking over The Dome, Tufnell Park and Boston Music Room. Using these two amazing, world-class neighbouring venues we can keep the music constant throughout the day, and make our Fest bigger and better than ever!

Expect:
* Delicious hot food and cakes.
* Stalls with zines and goodies.
* The best damn day/night out of the year.

Applications from stallholders and zine sellers, other kinds of performers that we haven’t even thought of yet, and any other enquiries to loudwomenclub@gmail.com

Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/42…
£20 on the door £10 NUS / JSA / over 60s

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Petrol Girls, You Want Fox, Drunken Butterfly and more added to LOUD WOMEN Fest 3 line-up!

LOUD WOMEN Fest is back in 2018 – bigger and louder than ever! Building on the massive success of our last two Festivals, we’re expanding to two much larger venues: The Dome, Tufnell Park, and Boston Music Room

Line-up so far:

Petrol Girls
Zand
The Franklys
Grace Savage
DREAM NAILS
You Want Fox
The Twistettes
PUSSYLIQUOR
Ms. Mohammed
Crumbs
Sister Ghost
The Menstrual Cramps
Wolf Girl
SAM AMANT MUSIC PAGE
GUTTFULL
The Baby Seals
Art Trip and the Static Sound
Drunken Butterfly
Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something


Plus DJs including Mammory Tapes and more bands TBA – watch this space!


Stalls, zines, food, AND cake stall from Ladies of the Lock – The WI group for Camden, Kentish Town & Tufnell Park


Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/427259
£20 on the door
£10 NUS / JSA / over 60s


This year, we’re taking over The Dome, Tufnell Park and Boston Music Room. Using these two amazing, world-class neighbouring venues we can keep the music constant throughout the day, and make our Fest bigger and better than ever!

Expect:
* Delicious hot food and cakes.

* Stalls with zines and goodies.

* The best damn day/night out of the year.

Applications from stallholders and zine sellers, other kinds of performers that we haven’t even thought of yet, and any other enquiries to loudwomenclub@gmail.com

Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/427259
£20 on the door
£10 NUS / JSA / over 60s

 

 

Line-up for the third LOUD WOMEN Fest announced!

Here’s the news we’ve been dying to tell you … we can finally announce the first of the acts confirmed to play this year’s LOUD WOMEN Fest on 15 Sept at The Dome and Boston Music Room. Drumroll please!

ZAND
Outspoken non-binary alt popstar from Blackpool.

The Franklys
Swedish-British indie-rock. “In-your-face and awesome” – DIVA.

Grace Savage
4 x UK Beatbox Champion.

Jesus & his Judgemental Father
Queer punx from Leeds.

The Twistettes
Scottish sister duo: “DIY, punk, riot grrrl, real-deal indie with a touch of psychobilly”.

Pussyliquor
All girl punk band from Brighton. “Pure uncensored female rage.”

Crumbs
A post-punk pop party pack from Yorkshire.

Ms. Mohammed
“Powerful, Feminist, Brilliant, Goddess-like with raging guitars & tribal drums!” – BBC Asian Network
GET YOUR £15 TICKET NOW!

Sister Ghost
Noisy, spectral art-rock with a pop heart.

The Menstrual Cramps
The band that made Oi cry! Winners of the 2017 LOUD WOMEN Hercury Prize.

WOLF GIRL
Noisy pop four-piece based in South London who write about sexuality, gender and anxiety.

Sam Amant
Brilliant, bold, controversial, French one-woman hurricane.

The Baby Seals
Our favourite empowerpop trio from Cambridge.

Art Trip & the Static Sound
Stunning London powerpunx led by the famazing Melodie Holliday.

Jemma Freeman & the Cosmic Something
Expect high energy performances and compositions of cosmic content.

PLUS DJs including MAMMORY TAPES and more bands TBA!

Keep an eye on your inbox for a full ezine coming soon, with news of a whole heap of new regular gigs at the Hope & Anchor. In the meantime, if you want to get in touch drop us a line on loudwomenclub@gmail.com, like our FB page or join our FB group.

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

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