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MIRI: 10 question interview

MIRI is coming to play our Unplugged night at the Old Queen’s Head this Thursday 22 August! We got to know her better with our 10 questions …

1. For people who’ve not heard you play live before, what can we expect from you at the LOUD WOMEN gig?

Grit and sound vibes 

2. Which is your favourite song to play and why? Tell us about it …

At the moment it’s a cover of Girls Just Want To Have Fun. It feels really powerful to perform and allows me to vent emotionally about inequality. Sony have given me clearance to release it so I’m looking forward to getting it out there to more people. 

3. Do some super-lazy journalism on our behalf please, and fill in the blanks:

“My sound is like the lovechild of _Edith Piaf_ and _Amy Winehouse_ with a bit on the side from _Paolo Nutini_” 

4. What’s your proudest musical moment to date?

Everything feels a bit of a blur at the moment but the success and positive response from my Soundbites EP I feel pretty proud of. It’s the first full project I’ve co produced and I’ve received amples of love from fans and press like yourselves + Clash Magazine, London In Stereo, Jasmine Dotiwala at BBC London and Fubar Radio. 

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

Friends Like These by Danny Wallace. I remember laughing out loud when I read it. And These Days by Nico cos it’s heart wrenchingly beautiful and bittersweet. 

6. Who inspires you?

Patti Smith. I love how she follows creativity. When I was at a real low point a few years back I decided to live the year in the spirit of Patti Smith. I had many adventures. 

8. What are your musical goals?

I’d love to perform my music at Glastonbury and on the Jools Holland Show. 

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

My new EP Soundbites is out digitally and I’m playing Greenbelt Festival Sunday 25th August. 

10. Pass the mic – who are your top 5 contemporary bands/musicians.

1. Kate Nash – I recommend her documentary Underestimate The Girl. She’s gone through some real rough times as an artist and hasn’t given up.

2. Paolo Nutini – I love his voice and track Iron Sky, it resonates so much truth and power.

3. Bikini Kill – I saw their show at the 02 Brixton Academy. Pure legends. They create a positive environment for womxn to feel free and empowered. 

4. Yolanda Charles – Yolanda is musical royalty and she kindly said yes to playing bass on two of the tracks on my Soundbites EP. 

5. Nia Wyn – Nia’s voice is unique and raw. Her songs are hard hitting and honest. 

MIRI: Good Ones – video of the day

London’s MIRI has a lush new EP, ‘Soundbites’, on the way, and she’s treated us to a cracking video for lead single ‘Good Ones’ – a fine video of the day today.

The song showcases MIRI’s trademark soulful tones with rebel girl spirit. A lament on the feelings of helplessness all too familiar in our troubled times, it was the majority vote in UK’s Parliament to Bomb Syria which became the catalyst for the track. The video takes inspiration from Bob Dylan’s classic video for ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. Check it out.

And if this whets your appetite, you’ll be pleased to hear that MIRI will be playing the second of our new LOUD WOMEN Unplugged nights at the Old Queen’s Head on 22 August!

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A massive weekend for London’s DIY scene … #AccidentalFestival starts today!

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All those man-band promoters claim there’s not enough female musicians to play their festivals, yet we went and filled 4 days with awesome womxn-bands without even trying! #accidentalfestival starts today …

giheFriday 10 August:
Get in Her Ears at the Finsbury, with
*ARXX*

*Nervous Twitch*
*Scrounge*


110818_smallerSaturday 11 August:

LOUD WOMEN at the Hope & Anchor, with
*Cryptic Street*

*Vertigo Violet*
*The Muffin Heads*

36948349_2141995476066720_6100335890972803072_oSunday 12 August:
Who Run the World celebrates their 3rd birthday at the Mill Hill Music Complex with a Sunday afternoon open mic jam – get involved!

blueMonday 13 August:
Blue Monday celebrate their founder MIRI’s birthday at the Booglaoo, with
*MIRI*
*Minnie Birch*
*Tom Craven*

*Izzie Yardley*
*Chloe Hawes*

Awesome events also happening this weekend in the DIY capital …

shhFriday 10 August:
Bent Fest and Decolonize Fest at the DIY Space for London, with
*Shh…Diam!* (Malaysia)
*Screaming Toenail*
*GUTTFULL*
*Irn Brunette*

 

queerMonday 13 August:
Oxjam Camden at the Lock Tavern, with

*T-Bitch*
*Anarchistwood*
*Jemma Freeman ATCS*
*GUTTFULL*

 

No excuse for staying home!

9 July 2016: Miri | Crack Foxes | Efa Supertramp

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A night of top notch badass woman-lead pop-punk-riot-awesome, in Tottenham’s jewel, T.Chances.

Line-up for Saturday 9 July 2016:

MIRI
“If Edith Piaf and Sting had a love child it would be MIRI”
Anthony Haden-West (Filmmaker)
https://www.facebook.com/miriofficialuk

Crack Foxes
Riot grrrls with fox fixations. Went down a storm at our all-ages gig at the Lexington, so we’re looking forward to their over-18s sweary set
https://www.facebook.com/crackfoxes

Efa Supertramp
Supercharged protest folk punkster from Cardiff.
https://www.facebook.com/EfaSupertramp/

Bitch Theme
Femme-grunge band from Brighton
https://www.facebook.com/bxtchtheme/

Doors 7.30 pm

£5 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-lead events
https://www.facebook.com/groups/loudwomen/

 

9 July 2016: Miri | Crack Foxes | Efa Supertramp

LW17_070716_flyer

A night of top notch badass woman-lead pop-punk-riot-awesome, in Tottenham’s jewel, T.Chances.

Line-up for Saturday 9 July 2016:

Miri
https://www.facebook.com/miriofficialuk/?fref=ts

Crack Foxes
https://www.facebook.com/crackfoxes/?fref=ts

Efa Supertramp
https://www.facebook.com/EfaSupertramp/?fref=ts

Doors 7.30 pm

£5 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-lead events
https://www.facebook.com/groups/loudwomen/