You'd be surprised at how few women get to headline rock and metal festivals.
Since it was revealed that a mere handful of female artists were scattered across the Reading & Leeds Festival line-up and the fast majority were male musicians, feminist music lovers have been expressing their annoyance that festival organisers still can't manage a gender-balanced line-up in 2020 - a time when gender equality issues are at their most prominent.
The Distillers at Reading Festival 2004 / Photo Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images
With acts such as Stormzy, Rage Against the Machine, Migos and Run the Jewels, Reading & Leeds Festival 2020 looks set to be a great event, and we'd be thrilled about it if it wasn't for one big issue: just 20 out of the 92 acts announced are female, and only three of them are booked for the main stage.
Continue reading: Why Women Are Campaigning For More Female Headliners At Rock Festivals
It's time for a riot grrrl revolution.
We'll always have a soft spot for the riot grrrl heroines of the 90s, and in the current political climate their influence is still very much relevant. In honour of these talented women (and men), we pay tribute to some of the best revivalists of the movement, who came long after the pioneering years but proved that punk never died.
Sleater-Kinney / Photo Credit: Charlie Engman
Continue reading: Sleater-Kinney And More Riot Grrrl Revivalists We Can't Get Enough Of
Brody Dalle's band dropped their first new music since 2003's 'Coral Fang'.
After teasing fans with a none-too-subtle social media campaign for most of this year, The Distillers have released their first new music in 15 years, revealing a new track titled ‘Man vs. Magnet’.
The Australian-American punk band’s lead singer Brody Dalle began dropping hints back in January this year that the group, which broke up in 2006 after their most recent album Coral Fang three years previously, would be up to something in 2018.
On Wednesday (September 12th), the band shared their first new songs in a decade and a half, with ‘Man vs. Magnet’ backed with another track, ‘Blood In Gutters’, which was originally a Brody Dalle solo track in 2014, presented as a classic A/B-side single.
Continue reading: The Distillers Release First New Music In 15 Years
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