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10 of the 12 acts chosen for Horizons 2018 are female

HORIZONS12ALLIN1Horizons is a unique showcase of new, independent contemporary music in Wales, supporting and promoting emerging Welsh music talent to wider audiences. Nearly 300 artists applied for a place on the project, which is now in its fourth year.

A diverse list of a dozen of the finest emerging acts from across Wales, this year’s Horizons intake is notable for featuring strong, unique female musicians with 10 of the 12 made up of female solo artists and acts featuring female members. All 12 artists have a unique contemporary sound covering musical genres from indie, reggae, rock, folk and blues.

The Horizons project will be bringing music to many festivals over summer 2018 starting with a launch show at this year’s  BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival in Swanseawhere Huw Stephens will showcase some of the acts live on BBC Radio Cymru. Tickets for the showcase are available from the Horizons website.

 The twelve selected Horizons artists are:

Adwaith Carmarthen trio craft brilliant bilingual songwriting; their recent single ‘Fel i Fod’ has been streamed over 100,000 times on Spotify.

Aleighcia Scott Cardiff based reggae singer with a unique style and vocals whose wowed crowds in Wales, UK and Jamaica.

Alffa  An exciting teenage two piece rock n roll band from Llanrug who are inspired by the blues.

Campfire Social A Llangollen collective whose exquisite knack for vocal harmonies and catchy instrumental textures earned them a slot at a Korean festival with Focus Wales last year.

CHROMA  Fearsome Pontypridd rock trio led by Katie Hall, one of the most charismatic frontwomen Wales has produced in quite some time and a band BBC Introducing booked for Reading and Leeds last summer.

Eadyth A unique young Welsh language electronic producer from Merthyr,  whose futuristic and empowering sound is influenced by urban, soul and electro.

Himalayas An incendiary rock four-piece from Cardiff, they have been delighting crowds at This Feeling gigs across the UK, and showcased at SXSW for BBC Introducing this March.

I See Rivers  A Tenby adopted female trio hailing originally from Norway crafting their own brand of awe-inspiring float folk. Through a studio in West Wales they found themselves drawn to and embraced by Wales.

Marged Welsh language cutting-edge pop star with evocative vocals and lyrics that chart self-discovery, she recently supported Katie B at a secret London show.

Nia Wyn  An incredible voice and songwriting talent from Conwy whose work encompasses folk, country and pop she recently worked with Paul Weller on new songs.

No Good Boyo Cwmbran four-piece whose rousing celtic folk-inspired sound has delighted crowds at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Lorient Festival, France.

The Pitchforks 

 

Check out the finalists on this playlist

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new music Feb–Apr

A round up of new releases we’re getting excited about.

New tracks 
Downtown Boys – Somos Chulas
Nia Wyn – Help Me
The Nyx – Hideaway
Skating Polly – Hail Mary
Pearl Harts – Hit the Bottle
Dream Wife – Somebody
Grace Savage – Medusa

Singles/EPs
Pink Grip – Demo EP
The Whooper-Ups – Sensible Daydreams EP
Yur Mum – Live EP
Blondie – Fun/Monster
IDestroy – Annie/98%
Screaming Toenail – Food Chain  EP
PAMs – Phasers EP
Cat Apostrophe – World is Fucked EP
Sunflower Theives – Hold the Storm EP
Blindness – The Monsoon EP

LPs
Cherry Glazerr – Apocalypstik
Desperate Journalist – Grow Up LP
The Darts – The Darts
The Menstrual Cramps – We’re Not Overyacting
The Courtneys – Courtneys II 
Party Fears – Part Fears LP
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Navigator LP
The Kut – Raw – demos CD
Trigger Warning and the Safe SpacesEverything is Problematic! LP
Sneaks – Act Out LP

V/A compilations
LOUD WOMEN Volume One
Kobayashi I – Intergalactic Warriors
Hang In There – A DIY Covers Compilation


Pending releases

Feature – Banishing Ritual LP Apr 07
The Baby Seals – Lips Are Sealed Apr 07
Long Teeth – Canned Laughter Apr 20
Darling Buds – Evergreen EP April 21
The Nyx – The Nyx EP – April 21
Skating Polly – New Trick EP Apr 28
Wolf Girl – Moody/Get You – May 5
Blondie – Pollinator – May 5
Oh! Gunquit – Lightning Likes Me – LP May 19
Coathangers – Parasite EP – Jun
Lorde – Melodrama 2nd LP – Jun

8 April – Clash Night ’77

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Saturday 8th April, on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 release of The Clash‘s debut album, Philosophy Football are holding a night to remember all the anger for change The Clash helped ignite back in ’77, together with a celebration of the Clash’s culture of resistance which continues, alive and kicking, today.
And it’s the latter part of that celebration that LOUD WOMEN is most excited about, of course! our own Ngaire Ruth will be joining a panel discussion, alongside The Clash‘s former manager, Caroline Coon, and there will be music from Dream Nails and Nia Wyn, and poetry from Janine Booth and Emily Harrison.
Tickets will sell out, so grab them quick from Philosophy Football.

3 September 2016 | LOUD WOMEN Fest | 25 acts in 1 day

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Get your tickets quick for our first ever all-dayer – LOUD WOMEN FEST! Tickets selling fast.

Saturday 3rd September 2016 at T.Chances in Tottenham, 12.30-1am

Tickets from WeGotTickets- http://www.wegottickets.com/event/371192

25 acts across two rooms – no slot clashes

Full line-up now confirmed:

LIPS Choir – https://www.facebook.com/LipsChoir/?fref=ts

Dolls – www.facebook.com/thisisDolls

Argonaut – www.facebook.com/argonautband

Viva Zapata! – https://www.facebook.com/Vivazapatauk/?fref=ts

Fight Rosa Fight! – www.facebook.com/fightrosafight

Petrol Girls – www.Facebook.com/petrolgirls

Dream Nails – https://www.facebook.com/yourdreamnails/

The Franklys – https://www.facebook.com/thefranklys/?fref=ts

Desperate Journalist –  http://www.facebook.com/DesperateJournalist

Vodun – https://www.facebook.com/VODUNBAND

The Wimmins’ Institute – www.facebook.com/thewimminsinstitute

Foxcunt – https://www.facebook.com/fxcnt/

Rantipoles – https://www.facebook.com/rantipoles/

Greenness – https://www.facebook.com/greennessmusic/

Grace Petrie – https://www.facebook.com/gracepetriemusic

Janine Booth – https://www.facebook.com/JanineBoothTheBig

Lilith Ai – https://www.facebook.com/lilithaimusic

Spanking Machine – https://www.facebook.com/spanxphalanx

Maddy Carty – https://www.facebook.com/MaddyCartyMusic

Madame So – www.facebook.com/madamesomusic

Nia Wyn – https://www.facebook.com/niawynmusic

Fightmilk – https://www.facebook.com/fightmilkisaband

The Ethical Debating Society – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ethical-Debating-Society/76532450884

Louise Distras – www.facebook.com/louisedistras

Rabies Babies – https://www.facebook.com/rabiesbabiespunk/

The best in woman-led pop/rock bands, plus solo acts, poetry, and a few more surprises.

Children welcome all day (although after 7pm things get a louder and little ears might not like it!). The venue is wheelchair accessible. The venue’s toilets will be de-gendered for this event.

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

“Loud Women will undoubtedly be the beacon for all the best new female talent in 2016” – The Morning Star

“Fans of women-centric punk, rock and riot grrrl will heart this UK-based promoter.” – DIVA magazine

““If, say, Kathleen Hanna flew in to Gatwick tomorrow, grabbed you by the collar and asked “What’s going on here then? Where do I need go? What do I need to see?” – God is in the TV

Number 1 women-led music night in London – thegirlsare.com

14 May 2016: Dream Nails | Grace Petrie | Nia Wyn | Efa Supertramp | Jordan Le Fay

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Everybody’s favourite gig people Loud Women are teaming up with some of the best radical women artists to raise money for organisations fighting and dealing with domestic violence. Do join us for what will be a very special night with Grace Petrie, Dream Nails, Nia Wyn and Efa Supertramp on 14th May at the wonderful Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Grace Petrie’s and Dream Nails’ London shows have a habit of selling our so advanced booking is definitely recommended.

Combining folk punk with dextrous finger picking, Grace Petrie is now quite widely known as one of the best radical songcrafters around. If by some misfortune you’ve not yet heard her, check her out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue47ENmNhjc

Dream Nails describe themselves as ‘Feminist punk witches from hell’ – what’s not to love? The all-loud-women band have blown the roof off every time they’ve played, and their new EP ‘DIY’ is a must-buy
“The motto is: Stay angry. Anger is energy. Dream Nails are the Ramones meets Bikini Kill, kid you not” – The Girls Are
https://www.facebook.com/yourdreamnails

Nia Wyn’s performances are searing and powerful. A blues influenced singer backed by a steel resonator guitar, and words that you won’t easily forget. Check her out her amazing song I Can’t Breathe https://youtu.be/vPPF0xJ4IOo

Efa Supertramp is Cardiff’s finest menywod swnllyd, and all-round top protest punk folkster. Check out her awesome zine too
https://www.facebook.com/EfaSupertramp/

Jordan Le Fay is a truly unforgettable songcrafter. Backed by an acoustic guitar and an ever evolving band of assistant-bards her words are often dark and raw, and her sound is always a massive pleasure to listen to.