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Maryjo Mattea: Forces of Nature – single premiere

‘Forces of Nature’ landed in my inbox a few weeks ago. I found Maryjo Mattea though the ‘Loud Women’ group on Facebook, which supports women in music. The ‘Loud Women’ movement has begun to spread state-side, as well as down under, so I was delighted to pick up something brand new and have the chance to be the first to write about it. What hits … Continue reading Maryjo Mattea: Forces of Nature – single premiere

Dream Nails’ inclusivity vibe is the tonic we all need

Hey, you there, stop what you’re doing! Dream Nails, our favourite DIY punk witches, have put out a new, acoustic album. According to the band’s Bandcamp page ‘Take Up Space!’ is a “15-track album includes new songs ‘Jillian’, a punchline-filled banger about cult fitness coach Jillian Michaels; ‘Chirpse Degree Burns’ (Text Me Back) a pacey wailer in three-part harmony about being ghosted by a crush, … Continue reading Dream Nails’ inclusivity vibe is the tonic we all need

Chicago’s Olivia Hudson releases debut album ‘The Ninth House’

Olivia Hudson’s debut album ‘The Ninth House’ is on the face of it an unassuming offering.  Here is where it draws its strengths.  Hudson has written a thoughtful album peppered with autobiographical nods and situational conversations.  Hudson’s raw talent shines throughout ‘The Ninth House’, a collection of catchy, ethereal tracks. ‘The Ninth House’ tracks the year from the beginning of 2017 to the end.  A … Continue reading Chicago’s Olivia Hudson releases debut album ‘The Ninth House’

DIY PUNK DATABASE

The DIY PUNK DATABASE is a one stop shop for all things DIY.  Putting on your first tour and not sure where to start?  Find contact details for promoters, venues, press, admin, labels, rehearsal and recording studios.  Even better, they only “intend to list promoters who aren’t racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic, and who work to make sure their gigs are as such too.”   I wish … Continue reading DIY PUNK DATABASE

Lido Pimienta signs to ANTI- Records – re-issues the award winning ‘La Papessa’ on vinyl

FEMINISTRY IS HERE exhibiter Lido Pimienta signed to ANTI- Records earlier this year.  December 7 saw the re-release of ‘La Papessa’, now on LP.  The Polaris Music Prize winner, dubbed “the future of Canadian rock and roll” by The Globe and Mail, should be incredibly proud of this earth shattering album.  It certainly deserves a re-release and you can now own a slice to add … Continue reading Lido Pimienta signs to ANTI- Records – re-issues the award winning ‘La Papessa’ on vinyl