Playlist: Feminist Punk
Feminist Punk is a movement that is purely and simply dedicated to women seeking agency. No filters - there is nothing token or cute about it. Laura Kebby takes you on a musical journey of femme power since the 1970s in our latest Spotify playlist. She writes,
Punk, particularly feminist punk, is about so much more than just the music. It’s a force, an energy, a passionate call to arms. But most importantly, feminist punk, especially the riot grrrl movement of the 90s, provided a platform for a fierce group of women to stand up, speak out, and be the voice for the girls who were once stuck in the shadows at the back of the rock show. So this one’s for the girls at the front, in the name of punk and whatever makes you a modern girl.
X-Ray Spex, Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Wet Lips, Sonic Youth, The Runaways, Camp Cope, Hole, Moaning Lisa, Patti Smith, Joan Jett, L7, The Girl Fridas, Chastity Belt, Heavens to Betsy, Slotface, The Julie Ruin, Glitoris, Bratmobile, BOAT SHOW, The Slits, Jen Buxton, PJ Harvey, The Raincoats, Le Tigre, Bratmobile, Kitten Forever, L7, Sheer Mag, Aye Nako, Cayetana, and Delta 5. LISTEN NOW.
With cracking advice, and a demonstration of her love of music and the business, this interview is sure to fill you with hope that the music industry is in good hands because of people like Sosefina Fuamoli.
Mary Webb’s vulnerability teamed her musicianship and artistry is a great recipe for a stunning album. And her lyrics? They will make you, in her words, stick around for more.
Holly Harrison’s thoughtfulness, layers and ponderings make for great conversation, and great music. Complex, fun, light, shade.
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Playing her first shows at twelve and releasing a first EP at fifteen might seem precocious for some but for Imogen Clark, music has always been an integral part of her personal and now professional life. A musician father and poet mother meant that she was instilled with a love of music and lyrics at a time when most people are just learning to talk.
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