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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!

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LOUD WOMEN Fest 4 – second wave lineup announcement!

Ridiculously excited to let you know the next 8 bands to make up our 20-strong lineup for LOUD WOMEN Fest 4! Drumroll please …

Joining us on Saturday 14 September at The Dome and the Boston Music room will be …

  • The Baby Seals
  • Personal Best
  • Pleasure Venom (USA)
  • Gaptooth
  • GGAllan Partridge
  • The Cleopatras (Italy)
  • Nervous Twitch
  • and The Samba Sisters

These awesome eightsome are in addition to the lovelies we have already announced, namely:

  • ARXX
  • Hurtling
  • Peach Club
  • Secondhand Underpants (Turkey)
  • The Txlips (USA)
  • The Menstrual Cramps

Which means that right now our lineup looks like this!

Best fest yet already … and there are still 6 more acts to announce!

Grab your earlybird tickets now:

Advent Galendar Window no.13 – Hurtling

Christmas is so close now you can almost touch its snowy nose! Time to open window number 13 of the LOUD WOMEN Advent Galendar …

and it’s Hurtling!

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Indie rockers Hurtling are led by the goddess-like genius that is Jen Macro, an absolutely stunning guitarist, songwriter, and all-round awesome loud woman.

211217_A4flyer1We’re dead chuffed that Hurtling are joining us for our Christmas party next week, 21 December at The Lexington.

Find them at …

http://apostrophewife.wixsite.com/hurtling/live

https://www.facebook.com/hurtlingtowards/

The VERY LOUD WOMEN Xmas party

Giddy up jingle horse! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – come all ye faithful (and faithless) and celebrate LOUD WOMEN stylee, with a very special performance by …

JOANNE JOANNE
Famously ‘fusing the Sex Pistols with Chic’ (!), Joanne Joanne – five London based female musicians (including, too perfectly, two Joannes) – conceptually align themselves with Duran Duran’s classic 1981/ 1982 oeuvre, performing faithfully – and exclusively – songs from that period, out of love – and as Nick Rhodes might have once quipped ‘for aesthetic reasons’. They ‘don’t do Rio’. But they do do the Night Versions.
http://www.joannejoanne.co.uk

Support from:

GUTTFULL
Everyone’s favourite dirty glitter sax punks from Surrey, putting the patriarchy in its place since 2016.
https://www.facebook.com/guttfull/

HURTLING
Beloved alt-rock influenced dreamnoise lovelies, led by goddess-like genius Jen Macro.
https://www.facebook.com/hurtlingtowards/

Expect games, very special guests, mistletoe, late nite Xmas disco and presents. Ho ho ho!

We’re excited to be joined by the awesome DJs from Mammory Tapes, who’ll be running a Christmas disco after the bands, spinning tunes til your feet can’t dance no more!

Tickets from
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/416415
£8 in advance

 

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Joanne Joanne: 10 question interview

jjJoanne Joanne is the world’s premier all-woman Duran Duran tribute band, and we love them to bits. Who better to headline our Christmas party on 21 December at The Lexington! In preparation, we asked 10 questions of JJ’s lead guitarist, the legendary Charley Stone (pictured centre, bottom).

  1. Who is the best Joanne of recent times?

Two of them are in our band! Jo Bevan and Jo Gate-Eastley. But also, Jo Brand, for dry wittingly and perfectly challenging all-male panels everywhere.

  1. What’s your favorite Duran Duran song?

Probably ‘New Religion’ because it’s a “dialogue between the ego and the alter-ego”. Or ‘Sound of Thunder’, from the first album, because it makes me think about lying out in the sun with synth lines and drums racing through my head feeling drunk on life.

  1. San Junipero or The Handmaids Tale?

powerCan I confess I’ve not actually watched either of them. I did read The Handmaids Tale recently and yes it’s amazing but a bit too depressing for some of these Viewers at this current time. Can I instead put in a vote for the book everyone’s reading on the tube, i.e. The Power by Naomi Alderman. [Ed. LOUD WOMEN thoroughly endorses this book also.]

  1. Best heckle, you’ve received (or given)?

For many years I used to shout out for “Martha’s Harbour” at every gig I went to, including e.g. hardcore American punk bands. These days I tend to stick with “Very Good Indeed” or “Not Bad!”

  1. Who were the second best 80s band (after DD)?

The Fall [Ed. LOUD WOMEN thoroughly denounce Mark E Smith.]

  1. What’s the 2nd best tribute band name (after Joanne Joanne)?

The Misters of Circe, my gender-nonconforming Sisters of Mercy tribute band. Let’s face it, it’s even better than the original.

  1. What’s the best thing about being in your band?

I always wanted to be in Duran Duran, but actually with this we’ve created the ideal version of Duran Duran: all the best bits and none of the rubbish. And totally inhabiting it. Don’t just dream it, be it.

  1. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of.

Can I put in a word for “The Book of Words”, Duran Duran’s booklyric book from 1984, with essays about their Seven & The Ragged Tiger tour and making-videos, and lots of thoughts from Simon le Bon about the artistic process. It was a very formative work for me, I’ll be honest.

 

  1. What are your band goals?

Hammersmith Odeon by ‘82, Wembley Arena by ’83, Madison Square Garden by ‘84.

 

  1. Give your top 5 contemporary bands.

Jen Macro’s Hurtling are amazing! We’re really excited about playing with them on 21 Dec – make sure you get there early to see their whole set. They have the only bassist who can give our Jo Gate-Eastley a run for her money.

Jo Bevan’s Desperate Journalist are pretty perfect, if you loved all the best bits about The Smiths and The Cure and Bjork.

Also can we mention our sister band, MX Tyrants? Formed when we kept coming up with new riffs and ideas while rehearsing Duran Duran songs for Joanne Joanne. Current line-up is me (Charley), Lolo, Jo Gate-Eastley and Catherine Riley – we have a new video out, Sycamore Semaphore.

I think 3 is enough. Let’s not get carried away.


 

Follow Joanne Joanne on Facebook then come see them live at the Lexington when they play our Christmas Party on 21 December, along with Joanne Joanne and GUTTFULL!

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Hurtling: 10 question interview

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Hurtling are beloved members of the LOUD WOMEN family – led by the ubertalented Jen Macro (ex- My Bloody Valentine and Chris TT), along with Jon Clayton and Simon Kobayashi. We can’t wait to see them play at the Lexington for our Christmas kneesup on 21 December. In the meantime, we asked Jen 10 questions …

 

1. Who would you most like to cover your songs? 

The Breeders

2. Choose: Tina Turner or Chaka Khan?

Tina Turner. (Slightly) better hair, better songs, better gait. She’s still alive right? She should do the Legends Slot at Glastonbury.

3. Choose one of your songs to be on an advert. What kind of product is it? 

‘For the summer’ – Hay fever tablets.

4. Choose: town or country? 

Town – because you get the best of both worlds – townsfolk who visit the country always seem to appreciate the fresh air and nature, but country folk always seem to hate coming in to towns, well, London town.

5. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of.

Don’t really do reading. Can recommend Channel 4’s recent adaptation of Charles Forsnam’s graphic novel ‘The End of the Fucking World‘. The score was by Graham Coxon and the whole thing was brilliant.

Recordwise – love Shannon Wright, not many people seem to have heard of her. She’s done 10 albums I think, ‘Secret Blood’ is awesome – tense, eerie, guitary and darkly beautiful.

6. Bore us with the details of your set-up please.

Fender Telecaster, Fender Jaguar, Fender Twin, pedals – LOTS of them. Recently downsized board with the help of a DC brick power supply which pops underneath, rather than having a 4 way with a cluster fuck of adaptors on the top.

7. What’s the best thing about being in your band? 

Being able to enjoy the shit out of playing music

8. What are your band goals?

To release our debut album (which is nearly finished), play some festivals, play in Europe while we still can!

9. What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now? 

We are supporting Joanne Joanne and GUTTFULL on 21 Dec at the Lexington.

10. Give your top 5 contemporary bands 

St Vincent – because she designed a guitar that was more ergonomic for smaller framed people but still has the welly of the ‘prohibitively heavy’ Les Paul. Plus the song ‘Cheerleader’ and its video are pretty great. She gives good video.

Marika Hackman – because she is an astonishing songwriter and lyricist, plus she has gone from acoustic(ish) chanteuse to forthright rocker in the space of two albums.

Deerhoof – because they are bonkers and never fail to satisfy, live or on record.

Bug Prentice – because songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Ally Craig is a genius, became aware of them because they record at our drummer Jon’s OneCat Studio – more people should know about them. Fact.

Plus anyone who will let us support them…(shameless)


Follow Hurtling on their websiteFacebook and Instagram then come see them live at the Lexington when they play our Christmas Party on 21 December, along with Joanne Joanne and GUTTFULL!

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26 May: MX Tyrants, GUTTFULL and Hurtling

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

Live music from:

HURTLING
girl, boy, boy. Alt-rock influenced dreamnoise band.
www.facebook.com/hurtlingtowards
https://soundcloud.com/hurtling-76527065

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

MX TYRANTS
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.
www.facebook.com/MXTyrants

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).

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