Yesterday’s Advent Calendar saw a double portion of festive goodness with a brace of Christmassy tracks tracks from Granfalloon and elkyn – you can still download them here. Today we go one better with a triple helping of free music from one of our favourite blogs and promoters ahead of a big event due to take place next year.
As always, the tracks are completely free to to download and there’s no need to sign up to any mailing lists to access the tracks (though if you’d like to you can join ours here), but with the UK’s independent music venues in peril following almost a year of covid restrictions, we’d love you to make a donation to the Music Venue Trust‘s #saveourvenues campaign if you enjoy these tracks. You can make a donation to the fund, or to a specific venue of your choice here.
LOUD WOMEN have been spreading the word about the fantastic array of music created by woman and non-binary people in the UK and beyond through their blog and gig nights. They were due to host their fifth LOUD WOMEN Fest this year, but as with just about everything else in 2020 it’s been rescheduled and will now happen on 21st September 2021 at 229 London.
As usual they’ve put together a brilliant line-up, packed with plenty of our favourites and a few that we’re looking forward to discovering and there are still plenty of new names to be announced in the coming months.
We asked LW’s Cassie Fox about the festival; “Less said about this year the better – but LOUD WOMEN has so much to look forward to in 2021! Our Festival will be held 18 September 2021 at 229 London, with 20 amazing bands from around the world. Announced so far are: ARXX, Bang Bang Romeo, Breakup Haircut, Bugeye, ĠENN, Hagar the Womb, Honey Joy, I, Doris, Jelly Cleaver, LibraLibra, Lilith Ai, MIRI and The Empty Page.”
Tickets, priced at £18, are available now through Eventbrite. Today we have tracks from three of the bands performing at the festival to whet your appetite.
In addition to the festival, the LOUD WOMEN Volume 3 compilation will be released in March, if you can’t wait that long the two previous editions are available now on Bandcamp. They’ll also be resuming their regular gigs at The Hope & Anchor soon too, along with some exciting special events.
I, Doris – Wonderwomen
Made up of Doris on guitar, Doris on keys, Doris on bass and Doris on drums, with vocals shared between Dorisses (Dorii?), I, Doris make dancefloor filling mummycore riotpop disco kitchenpunk. With no gigs during the pandemic, they’ve taken to the airwaves with The Dorising Podcast, described by Doris as “a bit like Loose Women or something, but less shit!”
Ġenn – 23rd March
Brighton based trans-national post-punk quartet Ġenn released their Liminal EP via Everything Sucks Records earlier this year and were chosen as one of 30 European bands to represent Malta and the UK at the Music Europe Day 2020 online festival organised by the European Union and Europavox and, following a sold out show at The Windmill in Brixton tonight, they’re set to head out for live dates in Liverpool, London and Brighton in the spring.
Breakup Haircut – Mum, I Wanna Be a Greaser
On hearing Breakup Haircut’s debut EP What Did You Expect, I Got It Off The Internet, we were immediately taken with their lo-fi pop punk charms. Sadly their planned performance at the annual Joyzine gig night was scuppered by covid, so we’ll have to console ourselves with a newly recorded, beefed up version of EP track ‘Mum, I Wanna Be a Greaser’, which I think is a pretty decent trade given the circumstances.
Come back tomorrow for more exclusive tracks + check out the tracks from previous windows, all of which are still available to download:
Day 1: Piney Gir ft. Roxys + MJ Hibbett
Day 2: Brixton Hill Studio Band + Friends
Day 3: Oh!Gunquit + The Kecks
Day 4: Salt The Snail + Dead Horse
Day 5: The Awkward Silences
Day 6: AKDK
Day 7: Lost Map Records – Friends of The Guinness
Day 8: Mister Solo + Fightmilk
Day 9: The Indelicates + Dexy
Day 10: The Burning Hell + Velvet Starlings
Day 11: Granfalloon + elkyn