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13 Oct: LOUD WOMEN’s 2nd birthday party!

LOUD WOMEN will have been a ‘thing’ for 2 whole years in October!

In that time, we’ve put hundreds of awesome women on dozens of stages of all sizes; we’ve released records that have sold all over the world, and been played on the major radio stations; we’ve kept you informed about the latest music news from brilliant women; and mostly we’ve had a fucktonne of fun!

To celebrate all that, come along to a party at the Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden. A stellar line-up, cake and party bags for everyone, awesome night out guaranteed. Plus KARAOKE! Hurray!

The best cider punk band in London

Making their return visit to LOUD WOMEN, with a stonking EP under their belt. This foursome might have been spotted individually in the likes of Knifeworld, Ye Nuns, Joanne Joanne and many others. Nods to early Duran, Scary Monsters era Bowie, yet with an undefined musical genre and gender all of its own.

Your favourite feminist sax punk band from Esher.

Just wait and see.


24 hours of LOUD WOMEN!


What a great weekend for LOUD WOMEN … first of all, our awesome new t-shirts arrived on Friday and they look spectacular!

IMG_0933Then we kicked it off at a new-to-us venue, The Unicorn Camden Live on Friday with four stonking bands: Ghum, WITCH FEVER, Ghum, Think Pretty, The Noise & the Naive and Witch Fever and Think Pretty. It was a really fun and friendly night, with all the bands supporting each other – exactly what LW is all about!




Saturday afternoon we headed to The Lexington for an all-ages matinee, which went IMG_0972down a treat with a massive crowd of parents and kids! Huge thanks to Argonaut, Thee Dinnerladies, Militant Girlfriend and Rabies Babiesfor coming and playing such fun sets! It was just gorgeous to see tiny kids dancing about with their arms in the air, loving the music, and climbing up on stage to have a bash on the drums and a shout down the mic – some future punkrock stars in the making there I’m sure. Special thanks to Kate Whaite for being Great and keeping the kids entertained with stories and games between bands – she made lots of new fans, small and big ūüôā

131017_flyer_smallerWe’ve got more, very exciting gigs coming up this Autumn, starting with our 2nd Birthday Party! On 13th October we’ll be celebrating at the Fiddler’s Elbow – Camden, with 4 of our favourite bands – Foxcunt, GUTTFULL, MX Tyrants and Layzervag. There’s going to be partybags full of records and goodies, yummy cake, and LOUD WOMEN karaoke … your chance to take to the stage! https://www.facebook.com/events/154554368414307/

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review: Downtown Boys: Cost of Living

Downtown Boys
photo by Josh Sisk

Downtown Boys: Cost of Living  
(Sub Pop)
LP | CD | DL
Out now

Bilingual sax¬†punks Downtown Boys tell us they‚Äôre here to ‚Äútopple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history‚ÄĚ. Listening to their provocatively boisterous new album, Cost of Living, Cassie Fox¬†wants to roll up her sleeves and give them a hand pushing.

The targets in Downtown Boys‘¬†crosshairs are clear: ‚Äúracism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts‚ÄĚ. The tracks on¬†Cost of Living¬†use commanding sloganeering, driving grooves, and catchy sax riffs to cook up one of the most apposite records of the present-day.

This is the third album from the Providence, RI band, and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed¬†Full Communism from 2015. Released on Sub Pop, but with production by Fugazi/Rites of Spring‚Äôs Guy Picciotto, lending a Dischord sound ‚Äď a touch of the Nation of Ullysses about it.

The effervescent opener, ‚ÄėA Wall‚Äô, has lyrics drawn from Assata Shakur’s poem “I believe in living“, and Sonic Youth style delivery. The song calls out Trump with a joyful resistance.

‚ÄėPromissory Note‚Äô is an unapologetic bird-flip to the band‚Äôs censurers:¬†‚ÄúSo what‚Äôs the matter, you don‚Äôt like what you see? / I can‚Äôt believe you‚Äôre even talking to me!‚ÄĚ

‚ÄėSomos Chulas‚Äô (‚ÄėWe are cool‚Äô) is one of three songs on the album sung primarily in Spanish and it‚Äôs a banger.

‚ÄėLips That Bite‚Äô is my favourite track on the album, largely due to the rollicking sax instrumental, over some unexpected synth.

Downtown Boys are best served live. Victoria Ruiz is mesmerising in her performance, and the band‚Äôs energetic shows are joyful, entertaining and inspirational. True story: when they played in London in 2015, three friends in the audience were so inspired that¬†they formed their own sax punk band on the spot ‚Äď and my band GUTTFULL was born.

Downtown Boys are currently touring Europe with several UK dates coming up: catch them if you can.

11/10: Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

12/10: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

13/10: Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s

14/10: Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

16/10: Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman’s Club

17/10: Liverpool, UK @ The Shipping Forecast

18/10: London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park

19/10: Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club

20/10: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute

21/10: Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival

22/10: Birmingham, UK @ All Years Leaving Festival

Find Downtown Boys on Facebook and Bandcamp


Review by Cassie Fox, originally published on Louder Than War.

GUTTFULL: #notallmen ‚Äď album review


Review by Richard Archer

  • GUTTFULL ‚Äď #notallmen
  • CD/DL
  • Out now

A combination of abrasive vocals, feral guitar, rasping saxophone and engine-room bass and drums, GUTTFULL are as the name suggests.

‚Äė#notallmen‚Äô is six tracks of feminist punk rock that eviscerates¬† male chauvinism in its many thin guises. From Trump-baiting on the none-more-direct ‚ÄėArsehole‚Äô (‚ÄėYou think you‚Äôre the man / But even your nan thinks you‚Äôre an arsehole‚Äô) to troll-hating on ‚ÄėKeyboard Warrior‚Äô, it‚Äôs a bleak but thrilling tirade.

The band display a real understanding of punk rock and its lineage but their songs suggest a scope wider than that. At first ear-glance the most obvious touchstone should be X-Ray Spex, but in actual fact that comparison starts and ends with the instrumental arrangement of the band. Singer Moe Tasker has a vaudevillian quality to her vocal delivery that is a close to Jello Biafra as Poly Styrene: on tracks like ‚ÄėKeyboard Warrior‚Äô she slurs the end of each line in a way that evokes the hateful title character as much as the lyrics (‚ÄėVenom on your keyboard / Scared of being ignored‚Äô).

Saxophonist Phil Waite brings a slightly Roxy-ish rumble to the band, augmenting the guitar at times (in a way that sounds eeevil) and occasionally cutting free for a bit of riffing on his own.

It‚Äôs a very ‚Äėin-the-room‚Äô production which suits the confrontational sound they‚Äôre kicking out, and it gets the best out of the tough-as-hell rhythm section (bass player Gemma Gompertz plays with a bowing hand that is surely made of iron), which keeps all the wilder elements in check. Topped off with a ‚Äėwho‚Äôs-who of male stupidity‚Äô cover art, this debut EP promises great things for GUTTFULL.

Find GUTTFULL on Facebook and Bandcamp.


review: GUTTFULL – #notallmen

by kofi smith – originally published on thegirlsare.com


London sax-punk five-piece GUTTFULL are poised to release debut EP ‘#notallmen’ on 20 July.

Featuring Cassie (formerly of The Wimmins’ Institute) on guitar, Gemma and Louis (formerly of¬†Kenickers,¬†possibly¬†the world‚Äôs first Kenickietribute band) on bass and drums, Phil on saxophone¬†and Moe on vocals,¬†GUTTFULL¬†have been in¬†existence for¬†little over six months, but¬†have already¬†played a string of successful gigs and radio sessions¬†and chalked up¬†thousands of views for their debut Trump-targeting video ‚ÄėArsehole‚Äô.

The band were also highlighted as one of ten bands ‚Äúreinventing riot grrrl‚ÄĚ by the TeamRock website, as¬†chosen by the¬†highly-acclaimed¬†deux furieuses.

With influences andcomparisons¬†ranging from¬†X Ray Spex¬†and early¬†Slits¬†to¬†Bikini Kill¬†and¬†Downtown Boys, GUTTFULL concoct a unique blend of sounds from the last four decades, and frontwoman¬†Moe‚Äôs vocals have¬†already been likened to¬†Poly Styrene.¬†On latest video ‚ÄėKeyboard Warrior‚Äô the band flex their feminist muscles with a lyric aimed at internet trolls. The track also¬†features on LOUD WOMEN‚Äôs debut compilation album ‚ÄėLOUD WOMEN: Volume One‚Äô.

Bursting with¬†a generous six tracks, GUTTFULL‚Äôs¬†EP features both previous¬†singles as well as anti-patriarchy¬†live favourite¬†‚ÄėMafu‚Äô (a¬†Samoan word for ‚Äėrotten‚Äô), Tits and Nails‚Äô, ‚ÄėDoes Your Girlfriend Know You‚Äôre Here?‚Äô and new single ‚Äė#notallmen‚Äô, with accompanying¬†video due¬†on release day.¬†The band state that¬†the lead track¬†‚Äúis a tongue-firmly-in-cheek ballad for men who love to think of themselves as feminist allies, yet prove themselves to be anything but‚ÄĚ,¬†while the artwork features a brilliant¬†collage of discredited male¬†celebrities.

#notallmen EP is self-released by GUTTFULL on 20 July, download through their Bandcamp, or pick up a limited edition CD at their launch at the Lexington on 20 July, when they support Skinny Girl Diet with The Franklys and Fightmilk.

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.

‚ÄúAt last, real girls, young and believable, singing in their own voices.‚ÄĚ – Viv Albertine (The Slits)
‚ÄúSkinny Girl Diet are what Hole might have sounded like had Courtney Love hailed from Wood Green rather than Portland‚ÄĚ – The Guardian
‚ÄúLondon’s most badass girl gang‚ÄĚ – 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 ‚ÄúHere are some people who just want to reach out and grab your ears‚ÄĚ when he played them three times on his Iggy Pop Confidential BBC Radio 6 music shows and everyone from XFM‚Äôs Jon Kennedy, BBC Radio 6‚Äôs Marc Riley, Gideon Coe and Steve Lamaq, and BBC Radio 1‚Äôs 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 √° 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.

Pop’s resting bitch face.

Dirty sax punk. “reminiscent of Bikini Kill if they had a baby with the Undertones, and adopted a saxophone player” ‚Äď Parallel Magazine

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

26 May: MX Tyrants, GUTTFULL and Hurtling


A very special night of badass punk/pop/rock/awesome, at the sexy new (to us) venue Surya, Islington

Live music from:

girl, boy, boy. Alt-rock influenced dreamnoise band.

“energetic numbers reminiscent of Bikini Kill if they had a baby with the Undertones, and adopted a saxophone player” ‚Äď Parallel Magazine

This foursome might have been spotted individually in the likes of Knifeworld, Ye Nuns, Joanne Joanne and many others over the years of underground scene madness.

In their current incarnation as MX Tyrants (formed roughly in summer 2015) there are consecutive nods to early Duran, Scary Monsters era Bowie, yet with an undefined musical genre and gender all of its own.

plus poetry from NADIA DREWS

Doors 7 pm

£6 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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LOUD WOMEN album launch


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.


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.


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.


(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 ‚Äď they’re a rocking party and everyone’s invited. Top fun.


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!


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!


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.


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!)


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 ‚Äď possibly the best I’ve ever seen them play ‚Äď and they debuted some very exciting brand new material.


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.


Argonaut were also on top form ‚Äď 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.


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.


Then¬†Deux Furieuses played their headline set and showed us all how it’s really done ‚Äď 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.


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!


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

18 March – LOUD WOMEN album launch party


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 Рplease 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:

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