Today is International Women’s Day. The first IWD celebration took place in 1911, when more than one million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland attended rallies and events to campaign for women’s rights and to end gender discrimination. Fast forward over one hundred years and times have moved on but it is important to keep pushing forward and on #IWD2018 we must all #pressforprogress .
Shonda Rhimes (American television producer, screenwriter, and author) once said:
‘You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.’
So with that in mind, let’s reflect on 5 of our favourite female bands on the UK’s indie music scene for International Women’s Day…
1. BANG BANG ROMEO
Front woman and song-writing collaborator, Anastasia Walker rocks our with her unique and gut-wrenching vocals in this stadium-worthy four piece indie-rock band.
With Theresa Jarvis on vocals and lyric collaboration leading this Brighton four-piece, she delivers dark Alt Pop combined with heavy riffs. These are currently touring so catch them if you can.
3. HANDS OFF GRETEL
Lauren Tate, front woman and lyricist of Hands Off Gretel has to be seen to be believed – her dirty rock vocal nestles in well with the band’s grunge aesthetic. Lauren describes their genre as Grrl Grunge – perfectly epitomised there, Lauren!
4. QUEEN ZEE
Zee heads this nu-punk five-piece line-up from Liverpool: their shows are a must in order to experience their take on freedom of expression and personal identity. Their latest tour starts in April and will be wild!
Holly Carter, Lauren Cooper and Lucie Hartmann make up Berries, an electrically charged alt rock trio hailing from London known for their energetic live shows and original take on riff-driven rock and powerful melodies.
KATE O BRIEN & RACHEL BROWN