Published Work - Girls that Gig

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In Conversation with Canshaker Pi @ Great Escape 2018

Since releasing their sophomore album Naughty Naughty Violence, Dutch four-piece Canshaker Pi have been riding a wave of critical praise on a tour through the UK. At their very last date in the country, just before they head off to play in Europe, they sat down with us to talk about the collage that is their newest release.

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In Conversation with Hockey Dad @ Great Escape 2018

Hockey Dad, the duo Zack Stephenson (guitar) and Billy Fleming (drums), call Windang, Australia, home but have not been for a while now. After their sophomore album Blend Inn hit the airwaves, earning them a peak at #6 on the Australian charts (the first from their town to do so), they’ve been touring flat-out across Europe and now in the United States.

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In Conversation with Harlea @ Great Escape 2018

With hardly anything on the airwaves to date, Harlea seems a bit of an enigma in the music world, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have things brewing. 

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VLMV @ Fox & Newt, 23/3/18

Upstairs at the Fox & Newt pub, tucked away in a hidden stage, there brewed dreamy songs from a trio of acts, headlined by the duo VLMV (Uhl-muh) celebrating their newest album Stranded, Not Lost.

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Peach Club @ Lending Room, 15/2/18

It was a packed night of powerful fun at Leeds’ Lending Room for Peach Club’s Cherry Baby EP release show, a celebration of all things up-and-coming and the overcoming of adversity in a musical boys’ club.

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Leeds Lit Buildings: Making LGBT History Month Visible

On Thursday 1st February, buildings all around Leeds were lit up in rainbow colours to mark the start of LGBT History Month. This not only made for some pretty Instagram photos, but really put into practise the promise of visibility and support that this history month is all about.

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In Conversation with Trudy & the Romance

The green room at Leeds’ Lending Room, where I’ve found myself early this evening, filled to the brim with a variety of retro equipment, must be somewhere the members of Trudy & the Romance feel very at home in. 

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Sløtface @ Brudenell, 30/9/17

Fresh off their newest release, Norwegian band Sløtface visited Brudenell Social Club’s Community Room for a party and a half on their tour of the UK.

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In Conversation with Gender Roles @ Great Escape 2018

Brightonian locals Jordan Lilford (drums), Jared Tomkins (bass) and Tom Bennett (guitar) – aka the fuzzy indie-punk Gender Roles, playing a whopping five shows in their hometown festival The Great Escape – have just come back from a free-entry tour across the UK, their first headliner, in celebration of EP number two, Lazer Rush.

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In Conversation with Peaness @ Great Escape 2018

Made up of bassist Jess Branney, guitarist Balla Balbenta, and drummer Rachel Williams, the three-piece sing about topics important to them in infectiously catchy ‘pea-pop’. They’re working on something to release sometime soon, and while they don’t know what or when yet, sticking to their melodic equation are sure to please.

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In Conversation with Dama Scout @ Great Escape 2018

London-via-Glasgow three-piece Dama Scout might be one of the most exciting, eclectic bands one the rise today. 

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The Great Escape 2018

The twelfth instalment of The Great Escape blazed its way through Brighton, with the best new bands from around the world setting fires as hot as the sun beating down on the crowds.

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In conversation with Thomas Truax

Thomas Truax, a powerhouse of the anti-folk movement that grew out of New York in the 1990s, chatted to us about his innovative homemade instruments and working independently as a DIY musician, before singing to us at the Brudenell Social Club about a full moon over Wowtown and a grandmother’s unwavering advice.

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Girl Gang Leeds' First Birthday @ Chunk, 17/2/18

In this fucked-up world of ours, with ‘downtrodden’ and ‘discriminated’ being apt words of description for so many of those holding minority identities, Girl Gang is a light that shines for positivity, inclusivity, support and real fun. Created in celebration and encouragement of women and non-binary people to pursue their best lives by establishing a collaborative community of like-minded people, they hold every kind of event imaginable.

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Why we will never not need LGBT History Month

LGBT history month, like many of the other history months out of the year, is about learning from mistakes made in the past, remembering how far we’ve come from those mistakes, preventing those mistakes from happening again, and moving away from the erasure that has been so widespread in our history lessons of the past.

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Donald Trump's Decision to Ban Transgender People's Service in the Military is an Echo of Past Discrimination

Let’s start out by trying to sort out this madness with a few facts.

('Trump Does a Trump' Art by Bella Spencer)