New music from Leeds’ Lunar Sounds – their debut single ‘Reputation’ is out now.
Guitarist Caris says:
“We wrote Reputation last year and it’s been a live favourite ever since we first performed it. We often swap around on instrument for different tracks, but for this one it’s me (Caris) on guitar and Anna on drums. The lyrics were written by Chesca, who sings it. “
Chesca tells us:
“Reputation is a ‘fuck you’ to people who expect you to fit a stereotype. I’ve struggled with weight and body image my whole life. Men in my family often tell me that I need to be more ‘ladylike’ to get a boyfriend. Even in the workplace I’ve experienced men rating women out of 10 based on looks. At some point you start measuring your self worth on how attractive other people find you – having the mentality that you’re not good enough and ‘if I change I’ll be happier’.
“The song is refusing those views and rejecting the stereotypes. The chorus is about the realisation that you have to delete the toxic people from your life and find more like minded people who support you.”
Effy Mitchell has just launched ‘Double Dare Ya’ on the world – the results of a documentary project interviewing bands and organisations that make up the UK’s current feminist punk/riot grrrl scene in 2019. It’s a brilliant piece of herstory capturing our scene right now.
LOUD WOMEN’s Cassie Fox was included (with a very sore throat at the time so she’s by far the most quiet woman in this!)
Interviewed bands / organisations : Peach Club Cheerbleederz Fresh Punks Dream Nails Penance stare Witching waves Cult Dreams Lunar Sounds Fig by four ZALU Babe Punch Farting suffragettes Suffrajitsu Noise and the naive Loud Women (Cassie Fox) Sounds for the cause ( Rynn ) Bomb the twist records ( Sarah ) Girls rock Edinburgh ( Caro and Fiona )
Featured bands + organisations + other contributors: Maid of ace Against me! Pussy liquor GLOSS FISTY MUFFS I, Doris Guttfull Petrol Girls Wet Brain Hooligans
Girl gang Leeds
Women in music Nottingham
Cramond island of punk
Archive footage –
X Ray spex
For all those who support putting women on stage, and turning up the volume