Riot Grrrl

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Aiko El Grupo – Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​.

Spanish punk-pop band Aiko El Grupo will be releasing a mini-album via the Elefant Records New Adventures In Pop imprint on December 11th 2020. Titled Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​. it features 10 tracks (er is a 10 track release really a mini-album?) including the recent singles Truchita (nunca volveré!!!!) and Quiero conocer (por tu actitud). … Continue reading

The “I Have Been Away Catch Up” Post #1

Seattle’s Chasity Belt have teamed up with Melbourne based label mates Loose Tooth to produce a split single that sees 50% of Bandcamp sales going to the “Australian wildfire relief efforts, specifically the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and the Country Fire Authority”. Not only is it a worthy cause but you also … Continue reading

BoxCat – Something

I posted about Boxcat’s debut single this time last year so it’s good to return to this Cardiff based band and their brand of punk rock a year later via their new EP Something. The aforementioned single was riot grrrl inspired but on the opening tracks here the band seem to have migrated over to a … Continue reading

Blussh – Shut Up Becky!

The debut EP from Brisbane’s Blussh is a fast-paced, grunge and riot grrrl influenced EP. It’s not for the faint of heart as they come at you in droves with noisy and shouty tunes about sad girls, mental health and erm, a big dong – they are not short on humor and put-downs either. Not … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend – Three Punk Derivatives

This weeks pack of three looks (hears) at three releases that tagged themselves as punk derivatives. This Girl Will Self-Destruct – This Band Will Self​-​Destruct This Band Will Self​-​Destruct is the debut release from this new impressively named band who hail from Cologne. Mixing punk and riot grrrl to good effect they deliver two strong … Continue reading

twompsax – eight

Eight is possibly the shortest song I have ever featured on these pages. However, what is there not to like over 47 seconds of catchy pop punk with a vocal style and delivery that embeds itself in your brain? Yep – as I thought. Nothing!

All Girls Arson Club – Untitled

Untitled is taken from the forthcoming Dark Fruits EP that will be released in April via Delicious Clam Records. It’s a mixture of punk, pop and riot grrrl resulting in a raw sounding but powerful song. Excellent drums and shouty vocals too. If this is “just” the opening track the rest of the EP must … Continue reading

Tight Knit – Too Hot

Originally released digitally in 2017 Too Hot, and flip side Want You, by Melbourne’s Tight Knit now get the vinyl treatment they deserve courtesy of Glasgow’s Not Unloved Records. Too Hot is a garage/indiepop hybrid with more than a few nods in the direction of riot grrrl whilst I Want You has a catchy chorus … Continue reading

BoxCat – Six​-​Thirty AM

Punk Rock? Riot Grrrl? Whatever you call it this (debut?) single from Welsh pop punks BoxCat hits all the right spots with it’s mix of angst and noise. They also cover The Naked and Famous Punching In A Dream turning the electro pop of the original into a vintage sounding new wave/power pop effort. Great … Continue reading

Records I Like 2018 – The Capsule!

If the 55 tracks in the Best of 2018 mixes/playlists were not enough I have compiled a track each from most of the releases featured on Records I Like in 2018 in a handy Spotify playlist. If you use Deezer don’t worry as here is a link to an almost identical playlist on that service. … Continue reading

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