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Ms. Mohammed: interview

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Ms Mohammed is gearing up to blow our minds at this year's LOUD WOMEN Fest on 15 Sept. We asked her some questions first ...
Ms Mohammed! We LOVED single ‘Pandora’. Tell us all about the song – what’s it about, how did you record it, and what’s the story behind the awesome video?
It’s about celebrating the divine present in ALL of us! Femininity is still derided in all cultures, still synonymous with weakness, I honestly believe celebrating the feminine would bring about the revolution that is so desperately needed. The video continues with the theme of the lyrics and includes representing femmeness in all forms and genders.

When it comes to recording, I demo tracks before I take them to the studio (because I’m massive control freak about the sound) which is why I play all the instruments on the demo and almost all on the record. Lol! Except drums I got Daisy Palmer in to add her expertise and distinctive flourishes to my demo drum loops and grooves.

We are SO looking forward to welcoming to LW Fest after last year’s performance at Matchwomen! How do you feel  you’ve grown/changed/developed as a performer in the year that’s passed? 
Thank you so much for having me again! I’ve had an interesting year! A real emotional roller coaster, lots of big changes personally and lots of therapy but best of all, some insane validation from some of my idols recently! Namely Iggy Pop playing ‘Pandora’ on his BBC 6 show, along with his effusive praise. I’m still in shock really, it’s the ultimate validation from a total don of punk rock! You can’t help but be more sure of yourself when Iggy approves! Give thanks! Hopefully that translates into more self confident performances and therefore more fun for the audience.
What can we look forward to from Ms Mohammed – any recording plans? Touring? World domination? 
I’m eager to get back into the studio to record new songs! I would love to tour Europe and Yes please to World Domination, which for me means sharing platforms, pulling others up and solidarity with femme artists of colour. World Domination for us all!
Who are you looking forward to seeing play at Loud Women Fest?
OMG so many but Dream Nails, Sister Ghost and Art Trip and the Static Sound! Melodie is a formidable badass on stage! Loved her and the band since having them on at Clit Rock [the female-focussed festival run by Ms Mohammed in aid of anti-FGM charities].
Tell us anything else you think it’s important we know about you/your music!
We live in times of rising xenophobia, hate crimes and general far right fukry! Immigrants, POC and people of muslim heritage are being vilified by mainstream press, powerful politicians and media personalities. Much of this is going unchecked and it is really worrying. It’s the reason I started performing under my real last name. We all need to do what we can,  be LOUD, be the solution, lead by example and maybe just maybe we can change paths to something more harmonious and soon…
Catch Ms Mohammed live at LOUD WOMEN Fest on 15 September.
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LOUD WOMEN Fest compilation EP to be released on 7″ vinyl by Punk Fox Records

PF_sleeve_smallIndependent label Punk Fox Records is set to release a limited edition 4-band split EP this Autumn on 7” vinyl, featuring 4 of the top bands playing at this year’s LOUD WOMEN Festival

The record will be available from 15 September 2018 to coincide with the LOUD WOMEN Fest on 15 September, to be held at London’s Dome at Tufnell Park

The EP features 4 of the festival’s most exciting punk women-led bands, namely:

  • Dream Nails – “punk witches from hell here to hex the patriarchy”: a London all-grrrl 4-piece who have established themselves as queens of the DIY punk scene in the 3 years since their first gig (which was also the first ever LOUD WOMEN event), fresh from storming sets at Rebellion and Boomtown Festivals.
  • Ms Mohammed – “clit rock”: an awesome artist, recently featured in The Guardian following a stunning headline set at this year’s Decolonise Fest.
  • You Want Fox – “a shot of adrenaline to the UK music scene”: a Nottingham duo playing ‘glamorous punk and sleazy garage’, hotly tipped.
  • Guttfull – “dirty sax punx”: London’s queercore heroes – set to launch their debut album this Autumn.

The EP has received airplay by John Kennedy on Radio X. (Listen again here.)

Records will be available for sale at LOUD WOMEN Fest on 15 September at London’s The Dome, and thereafter via Rough Trade.

Pre-order your copy here!

The LOUD WOMEN Fest 3 line-up revealed!

This year’s final line-up for LOUD WOMEN Fest has just been announced, and now includes worldclass artists She Makes War and Efa Supertramp! Here’s a taster of how it’s going to look …

This, the 3rd annual LOUD WOMEN Fest will showcase 21 punk and indie acts in 1 day, over 2 neighbouring stages – The Dome and the Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park, London. Last year’s festival massively sold out, so early ticket-buying is advised!

Here’s the final line-up:
Petrol Girls
She Makes War
Zand
The Franklys
Grace Savage
DREAM NAILS
You Want Fox
The Twistettes
PUSSYLIQUOR
Ms. Mohammed
Crumbs
Sister Ghost
The Menstrual Cramps
Wolf Girl
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GUTTFULL
The Baby Seals
Efa Supertramp
Art Trip and the Static Sound
Drunken Butterfly
Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something

Plus DJs including Mammory Tapes AND cake stall from Ladies of the Lock – The WI group for Camden, Kentish Town…

This year, we’re taking over The Dome, Tufnell Park and Boston Music Room. Using these two amazing, world-class neighbouring venues we can keep the music constant throughout the day, and make our Fest bigger and better than ever!

Expect:
* Delicious hot food and cakes.
* Stalls with zines and goodies.
* The best damn day/night out of the year.

Applications from stallholders and zine sellers, other kinds of performers that we haven’t even thought of yet, and any other enquiries to loudwomenclub@gmail.com

Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/42…
£20 on the door £10 NUS / JSA / over 60s

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LOUD WOMEN Radio show episode 3 now online: feat. Stef Fi


The 3rd episode of the LOUD WOMEN radio show on WRS is now available on Mixcloud for your listening pleasure! Featuring:

  • live performance by Stef Fi / Stephanie Phillips
  • preview of Decolonise Fest
  • tracks played:
    • Belle Scar – Escalade
    • Ill – Space Dick
    • Big Joanie – Baby Rust
    • Silva – Like a Doll
    • Ms Mohammed – ‘Written in Time’

Hosted by Cassie Fox, Abby Werth and Minja Smura!

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Petrol Girls, You Want Fox, Drunken Butterfly and more added to LOUD WOMEN Fest 3 line-up!

LOUD WOMEN Fest is back in 2018 – bigger and louder than ever! Building on the massive success of our last two Festivals, we’re expanding to two much larger venues: The Dome, Tufnell Park, and Boston Music Room

Line-up so far:

Petrol Girls
Zand
The Franklys
Grace Savage
DREAM NAILS
You Want Fox
The Twistettes
PUSSYLIQUOR
Ms. Mohammed
Crumbs
Sister Ghost
The Menstrual Cramps
Wolf Girl
SAM AMANT MUSIC PAGE
GUTTFULL
The Baby Seals
Art Trip and the Static Sound
Drunken Butterfly
Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something


Plus DJs including Mammory Tapes and more bands TBA – watch this space!


Stalls, zines, food, AND cake stall from Ladies of the Lock – The WI group for Camden, Kentish Town & Tufnell Park


Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/427259
£20 on the door
£10 NUS / JSA / over 60s


This year, we’re taking over The Dome, Tufnell Park and Boston Music Room. Using these two amazing, world-class neighbouring venues we can keep the music constant throughout the day, and make our Fest bigger and better than ever!

Expect:
* Delicious hot food and cakes.

* Stalls with zines and goodies.

* The best damn day/night out of the year.

Applications from stallholders and zine sellers, other kinds of performers that we haven’t even thought of yet, and any other enquiries to loudwomenclub@gmail.com

Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/427259
£20 on the door
£10 NUS / JSA / over 60s

 

 

Line-up for the third LOUD WOMEN Fest announced!

Here’s the news we’ve been dying to tell you … we can finally announce the first of the acts confirmed to play this year’s LOUD WOMEN Fest on 15 Sept at The Dome and Boston Music Room. Drumroll please!

ZAND
Outspoken non-binary alt popstar from Blackpool.

The Franklys
Swedish-British indie-rock. “In-your-face and awesome” – DIVA.

Grace Savage
4 x UK Beatbox Champion.

Jesus & his Judgemental Father
Queer punx from Leeds.

The Twistettes
Scottish sister duo: “DIY, punk, riot grrrl, real-deal indie with a touch of psychobilly”.

Pussyliquor
All girl punk band from Brighton. “Pure uncensored female rage.”

Crumbs
A post-punk pop party pack from Yorkshire.

Ms. Mohammed
“Powerful, Feminist, Brilliant, Goddess-like with raging guitars & tribal drums!” – BBC Asian Network
GET YOUR £15 TICKET NOW!

Sister Ghost
Noisy, spectral art-rock with a pop heart.

The Menstrual Cramps
The band that made Oi cry! Winners of the 2017 LOUD WOMEN Hercury Prize.

WOLF GIRL
Noisy pop four-piece based in South London who write about sexuality, gender and anxiety.

Sam Amant
Brilliant, bold, controversial, French one-woman hurricane.

The Baby Seals
Our favourite empowerpop trio from Cambridge.

Art Trip & the Static Sound
Stunning London powerpunx led by the famazing Melodie Holliday.

Jemma Freeman & the Cosmic Something
Expect high energy performances and compositions of cosmic content.

PLUS DJs including MAMMORY TAPES and more bands TBA!

Keep an eye on your inbox for a full ezine coming soon, with news of a whole heap of new regular gigs at the Hope & Anchor. In the meantime, if you want to get in touch drop us a line on loudwomenclub@gmail.com, like our FB page or join our FB group.