I’m not even going to pretend 2016 hasn’t been a fuck up of a year, I believe the universe has just gotten sick of humanity as a whole and has decided to kill loads of my favourite people, and my faith in the political system, just for the kicks
But I am overjoyed I’ve crawled my way out of my ‘Don’t call me evie…I AM EVIE NICKS and will listen to nothing but fleetwood mac’ phase, and have come accross so many interesting/badass/different/amazing bands and people that I like so much i’ve awoken this cold,dead blog.
Not new in the slightest…
- Bikini kill
Kathleen Hanna was my hero for a solid 5 months, from the moment I heard her scream ‘IM YOUR SELF FORFILLING PORNO QUEEN’ into an audience packed with skeptical guys confused and angry at the back, and an array of people dancing wildly at the front. She’s a feminist and the one who spraypainted ‘kurt smells like teen spirit’ on the wall, and there’s a million other reasons i love her.The band’s dealt with all sorts of abuse from all kinds of people at the time…being branded as ‘sluts’ ‘dykes’ ‘manhaters’ while being told they can’t play their instruments and make punk look like a joke. It’s sad as they made a whole comunity based on self/girl love, acceptance, music, zines and issues everyone was encouraged to keep quiet.
I feel like the last person on the internet who’s heard of riot grrrl but It’s really made an impact with me. They have so many amazing songs, and…yeah, they didn’t sound like the most professional, polished thing in music that’s not the point! They had a lot of important shit to say and even though i know the riot grrrl movement had it’s problems it was a maaassivee step in the right direction.
Also is it too late to write my own zine?
2. The Cure
I ended up seeing them 2 weeks ago!! They sounded just like they did 30 years ago, and I have so much respect for them because who else could handle a 3 hour set??!! Each album sounds like it could be a completely different band as they’re so different to eachother, from super dark emo territory to the light fluffy poppy side of them.
Fun fact: Robert Smith Met morrissey at a halloween party and playfully punched him on the arm. Morrissey just closed his eyes and cried.
They’re post-Hardcore and Becca can totally fucking sing. Listening to one of their songs will just make your eyes light up and make you feel honestly invincible.
4. Cherry glazerr
Alternative-Indie, some songs are more gritty and badass while some are more dreamy …the kind of music you’d have if you were in an alternative teen movie or stuck in a roadtrip montage, and I am beyond phyched for their new album Apocaliptick to be released next year
White’s not my colour this evening – scream the lyrics next time your on your period, if you find yoursef in an enormous amount of pAinn
Teenage girl – Feel like your floating
5. Dot legacy
French Alternative Stoner-rock band who I saw last week right before an utter creep almost ruined my night who i’ll have to talk about another time!
They were so mental live and if there were more people there would have been moshpits everywhere, and no one would have been standing still, the front singer was diving off the amps and it’s really easy to get into.
6. The Kut
ALL FEMALE PUNK BAND
If you got to the end, well done for actually reading a 16 year old who thinks she’s a music critic x