Today’s video of the day is Shitsick’s ‘Living on the Ledge’. Loved seeing this live punk-pigeon performance at the last LOUD WOMEN gig at the Hope & Anchor – delighted to see it immortalised in a video!
Shitsick make their second glorious appearance on a LOUD WOMEN stage this Saturday at the Hope & Anchor. We asked them 8 questions in the run up …
1. Which is your favourite song to play and why?
‘Your Mum’s a Don’ is a special song for us, encouraging people to value the women who have nurtured them and helped them become who they are. Mothers are devalued and demonised in our society and we are counter acting those toxic belief systems.
2. Do some super-lazy journalism on our behalf please, and fill in the blanks:
“Our sound is like the lovechild of the slits and the shangri-lahs with a bit on the side from bananarama”
3. What’s your proudest musical moment to date?
Playing Glastonbury this year on the Truth stage, Shangri-la
4. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of.
The Fugees‘ first album – Blunted on Reality – its DIY Hip Hop with such energy and sick story telling. We take a lot of inspiration from conscious political Hip Hop and the power of musical movements to reach the masses and offer alternative narratives.
5. What are the best/worst things about being in your band?
Best – you get to see your mates on a regular basis and through creativity find some solace from the capitalist regime. Bad – That we don’t get to do it full time and have to survive in this overpriced overworked city.
6. What are your band goals?
To take our whole Tartan Army Team on tour, we got alot of mini Shitsickers, next generation of Loveolutionaries and we want them to see the world.
7. What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now?
We are the medicine, the antidote to this political disaster and your apart of it to! This moment to be empowered and stand up for what we believe in.
8. Pass the mic – who are your top 5 contemporary bands
- Nova Twins – Don women changing the hardcore game
- Princess Nokia – Legendary rapper from NYC
- Big Joanie – Feminist sistah punk Queens
- Dogshit – Hardcore Punk bosses
- Barbarellas Bang Bang – Incredible songstress
Catch Shitsick live this Saturday at the Hope & Anchor
“Formula One basslines, Rage Against The Machine aggrandisement makes for a hefty urban punk sniper bullet to the forehead.”
Revolutionary punks, “Capturing the city scape of corrupt governments and a dismantling welfare state”
“Are you dinnerladies on a hen night?”
If that’s not enough for you …
We are teaming up with The Lexington’s 80s club night (Age of Consent) on the night and after live acts our very own Loud Women DJ’s will be taking over the wheels of steel to bring you female fronted classics which will most definitely keep you grooving into the wee hours. Gig goers gain FREE ENTRY so dust off yo 80’s clobber, Roberta de Niro is waiting!! X
Shitsick are coming to play at our Summer Party, along with Nova Twins and I, Doris, on 18 August at The Lexington – hurray! We asked them 10 questions to get to know them a bit better ...
Mykki Blanco would do a sick ‘Suck Sainsburys’, also The Slits covering ‘Punk Mums’
Catwoman on the keys.
‘Punk Mums’ was our last completed song, but we’ve got more on the go. We usually get a hook or a chorus come to us from out of nowhere and then the rest of the song just needs following up. ‘Punk Mums’ started with us riffing and pushing the pram on the way to one of our gigs, then we finished the song on Venice Beach. It’s special to us and a fan favourite.
a) Dublin Castle, autumn 2017. If you were there then you know, you know?
b) Patti Smith or M.I.A – you feel the revolution brewing at their gigs.