Friday, 15 October 2010

New M.I.A Track on Twitter

M.I.A posted a new mysterious track on her Twitter page today.

The rapper posted a link to a mysterious website called Bedroom to the Hallway to the Road to the World. The bass heavy club track is as yet untitled. Check it out here.

Girls To The Front

If you're of the riot grrrl loving inclination like myself you've probably already ordered Sara Marcus' new book Girls To The Front.

GTTF documents the history of riot grrrl in the early 90s and what it meant to young girls then.

I can't wait to get stuck in and will be posting a review when I get the book.

For now I'll send you over to Tobi Vail's J I G S A W online fanzine who posted about The Girls To The Front discussion panel in Olympia where a lot of interesting topics where thrown around.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Wanna Join A Riot Grrrl Band....

Ok so this post is purely personal but it is related to female musicians as I've started a riot grrrl band. I responded to an callout for riot grrrl loving girls who wanted to start a band.

We originally formed so we could enter the Just a Girl competition but we were too late. Now a month later we've jammed, talked and already wrote two songs together.

Steph and Ray
Our influences are Sleater Kinney, Throwing Muses, Bikini Kill, Sonic Youth, Le Tigre, Peaches etc.

If you wanna join this experimental fun we're looking for a bassist and also a drummer too.

If you like the look of us then get in touch at

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Corin Tucker Band- Riley (Video)

Just A Girl Competition

Birds of Paradise / Blue Cherrys / She Makes War / Minnie Birch / GLDGRVZ / Amazon Molly
Compered by the brilliant Zoe Grisedale.

DJ’s ||
Spinning the best of 90′s pop, punk and riot grrrl, Girl Germs will have you dancing into the early hours. Cut some rug, shake your tail feathers, throw some shapes. Nice.

- Raffle! | Prizes include: 1 x Weekend Ladyfest Ten Music pass, 2 x London Rollergirls bout tickets & a London Rollergirls booty bag (T shirt, merch etc.) and a ‘bundle’ which will comprise, CD’s, DVD’s, booze etc.
- Support your favourites! | ’Team’ badges & cupcakes will be available to buy for a bargainous £1!
- Zines! | Enjoy the best of DIY zine culture!
- Temporary tattoo & moustache bar! | A band tattoo? A Charlie Chaplin ‘stache? It’s all here…

The Horatia
98-102 Holloway Road.
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington & Holloway Road

DOORS || 7.30 – 2am.
£5 on the door
£4 NUS
All proceeds will be donated to Ladyfest Ten.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


So It's been a while since I've posted anything on here. You probably haven't missed me but I've missed you and the release I get from writing so I'm going to try and update more often.

Here's the Song of the month for October is 'Freeloader' from Throwing Muses' 1996 album Limbo. I've been listening to this song non-stop since I heard it a week ago.

The simplicity of the lyrics, the quiet-loud song structure, Hersh's hypnotic growl I'm drawn to it all.

If you're a lover of female-fronted 90s noise rock you'll love this.

Monday, 4 October 2010

It's Been A While...

...What can I say no posts for a month but I can explain. You see I moved house and haven't been able to get the internet here till last week. Now I'm working 7 days a week so I won't be able to post as regularly as I would like but I've got quite a few ideas that I want to get out so I'll try and get those up soon.

For now I'll make your day by giving you the film that was almost forgotten in time. It's the infamous Lucy Thane documentary Bikini Kill Changed My Life. It's somehow found it's way onto the internet after all these years.

Enjoy x.x.x.