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New music: Militant Girlfriend drop ‘2k17 was for dickheads’

36087887_2045767098790736_4266179435884969984_o.jpgOur favourite queercore barmaids Militant Girlfriend just launched an absolute beauty of a single, and it’s free to download right now from Bandcamp. Enjoy!

Catch ’em live too on 26 July when they support the mighty Miss Eaves at DIY Space for London:

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Miss Eaves drops ‘Bush for the Push’ video … and guess where she’s coming to play?

LOUD WOMEN have been huge fans of Miss Eaves since forever, so when she dropped us a line to say she was coming to London and needed a show, we jumped at the chance! So clear your diary for Thursday 26 July when she joins us at DIY Space for London. It’s gonna be a night of US and UK rap meet punk, with support from our faves:
Oracy, Gravey and Militant Girlfriend. Event details and tickets here!

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Vulpynes, Militant Girlfriend and Duck at the Birds Nest, 18 Nov 2017

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What a FUN night last night at The Birds Nest night – our new favourite venue in Deptford! Huge thanks to our 3 really different, internationally-brilliant bands that gave us a top evening’s entertainment:

💋 Duck – all the way from Sheffield. Kicked off the evening with a mesmerising performance, setting the tone straight away with an antifascist anthem. MVP award of the evening goes to Ange, who played guitar, stand up drums (including one – left – handed), and micro Korg organ – top multi-skilling, love it!

💋Militant Girlfriend – all the way from SE14. It was ace to finally get these lovelies on a LOUD WOMEN stage as a complete band (if you remember, they played our all-ages show at the Lexington without drums). This new band get better ever time I see them – hope to see lots more of them!

💋Vulpynes – all the way from Dublin! What a treat to get to see this duo over here – their songs are perfect, slick pop punk bangers, these two are really going places. A pair of absolutely delightful musicians, oozing professionalism and positivity – hopefully other promoters are pricking up their ears and getting in touch with this band quicksmart!

We had fun little raffle, raised £35 for Women’s Aid, made some new friends, and had a really lovely time!

Special thanks to the superduper sound tech, Ed (off of out of Ozric Tentacles!), who managed lightning-quick changeovers of very different set-ups like a muthaflippin machine. We started off the night very worried because we’d been double-booked with a birthday party who were bringing their own band … and ended the night thoroughly impressed with the Bird’s Nest as a venue, largely because of Ed. We hope to come back and play there another time soon!

 

Our next gig is … our Christmas party with Joanne Joanne, GUTTFULLand Hurtling at The Lexington on 21 December!

(As mentioned in The Guardian this week, on their feature on “niche” tribute bands!)

https://www.facebook.com/events/477008852658269/

18 November: Vulpynes, Basic Dicks, Militant Girlfriend and Duck

181117_flyerA night of female-led awesomeness at Deptford’s legendary The Bird’s Nest.

Live music from:

VULPYNES
Garage punk duo coming all the way from Dublin to see us – honoured! Let’s give them a warm welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/vulpynes/

MILITANT GIRLFRIEND
“Barmaids, best friends, and a queer as fuck pop punk band from South East London.”
https://www.facebook.com/MilitantGirlfriend/

DUCK
No-fi, no-budget, wonky homemade noisepop from Sheffield.
https://www.facebook.com/Duckbanduk

BASIC DICKS
Hardcore punks from Oxford
https://basicdicks.bandcamp.com/releases

Doors 7 pm

FREE 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).

Dream Nails launch ‘Dare to Care’ EP

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Our favourite feminist punk witches from hell, Dream Nails, are launching a brilliant new EP next week, with a halloween party on Friday 27 October at DIY Space for London. You’re going yeah? Good! Here’s the ticket link.

They say:
As the true punk witches we are, we’re throwing a HALLOWEEN PARTY for the launch of our second EP, Dare to Care!

We have honestly never been so excited about a show in our lives. This EP is all about self-care through political action, and we’re launching it with a handmade zine dedicated to witches and ancient women’s wisdom. We’ve worked hard this year and are so proud of what we’ve made, so can’t wait to share it with you! 💝✨🌶🔥

OUR PARTY WILL FEATURE:

**Delicious pumpkin curry** courtesy of Vegan Delights. The revolution ain’t gonna happen on an empty stomach ya know! Also gluten free, vegan cakes…

MAYA SONGBIRD:
Flamboyant songstress all the way from Oakland. Check out her song “Broke (Dance)”
https://www.facebook.com/MAYASONGBIRD/

MILITANT GIRLFRIEND:
Barmaids, best friends, and a queer as fuck pop punk band from South East London.
https://militantgirlfriend.bandcamp.com/

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE EP HERE

Please note that DIY Space for London is open to members and their guests only. Membership costs £2 and takes 48 hours to take effect. Join and pay at diyspaceforlondon.org

24 hours of LOUD WOMEN!

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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 🙂

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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Little LOUD WOMEN – 30 Sept at The Lexington

all agesNo need for parents to miss out on the very best in live music … bring the kids along for an afternoon of awesome punkrock, specially arranged for audiences that include energetic toddlers and kids, as well as their parents who really deserve to relax with some grown-up music too!

There will be face-painting, cake and games for the littl’uns, and badass bands for the big’uns, at the world-famous Lexington venue.

We’ll keep the noise levels at a reduced level, but ear-defenders are recommended for the very young ones.

Live music from:

ARGONAUT
purveyors of fiery female fronted alternative punk rock.
https://www.facebook.com/argonautband/

RABIES BABIES
“the most punk band you will ever see”
https://www.facebook.com/rabiesbabiespunk/

MILITANT GIRLFRIEND
“barmaids, best friends, and a queer pop punk band from South East London”
https://www.facebook.com/MilitantGirlfriend/

THEE DINNERLADIES
“Recent welfare cuts force Walthamstow dinnerladies to form a trash garage band.”
https://www.facebook.com/theedinnerladies/

Tickets £2 for kids, £6 for olds.
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/412853

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/