Single Review: I, Doris- HRT

‘HRT’ is the fun new single from London based Mummycore riotpop kitchenpunx I, Doris. I had the joy of seeing this band live for the first time last year during LOUD WOMEN FEST, and I have to say their vibrant, playful set was my favourite performances that weekend.

‘HRT’ is a sing along, clap along pop ditty about a topic you don’t usually hear about too often, definitely not a subject commonly covered in pop songs, HRT. After hearing this, you’ll bound to have the sixties girl group style song stuck in your head for days.

Songwriter and vocalist/bassist Doris says, of the track: “So many people with wombs face an uphill battle in obtaining the healthcare they need. ‘HRT’ is about the struggle to be taken seriously and the fight to access the care we need to live our lives on our own terms. Also, it’s a disco banger. Now, what was I just saying?”

The song and video come with a good dose of humour despite the subject matter, with members even getting kicked out of a TK Maxx during filming.

I, Doris formed in 2017 and consists of a large collective, all known on stage by the moniker Doris, including vocalist/bassist Cassie Fox (who is also the founder of the LOUD WOMEN organisation), Vic Workman, Charlotte Burke, Abby Werth, Lucy Morgan and Kate Wozza. The band’s hilarious but unapologetically feminist lyrics and high-entertainment live performances have earned them a loyal following and critical acclaim.

‘HRT’ is out now and you can buy it on the I, Doris Bandcamp

You can catch I, Doris live on the following dates:

24 June – HRT single launch gig at The Windmill, Brixton (with Les Futiles + The Untitled Band Project + The Menopause Army + more)
4 August – Rebellion Festival (Opera stage)
5 August – Brighton Pride (Queertown stage)

16 Sept – LOUD WOMEN Fest, Rich Mix

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Article by Hayley Foster da Silva

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