Of all the music that exploded out of 2013, it was a particularly productive run for the fairer sex. Lorde's satirical pop gave the airwaves a delightful sardonic twist, London Grammar, Jess Glynne and Alunageorge sounded great by themselves and fronting dance music, whilst Beyonce completely owned the latter part of the year with her masterstroke self titled visual album - proving an artist's work can be an event and stand up musically (take note hubby Carter).
One group though that really got under our skin, and in the right manner, was Haim. The three L.A. sisters delivered one of the year's best releases in Days are Gone (listen here), announcing their gloriously infectious mixture of R&B, folk, Americana and rock. Sounding something like a weird jamming session between Fleetwood Mac, Little Dragon and Bone Thugs N Harmony, the trio stole the hearts of many last year, particulalry Skiddle's, announcing their entrance on the popular music world at large.
The girls are due to hit Manchester supported by a line up with no hint of Y chromosome with Girls on Film and old Skiddle favourites, and another female trio, DanceLadyDance. To get ourselves in the mood for the party we spoke with the latter ahead of the show, discussing the spotify playlist they'd kindly made us,
Hi girls! For those of our readers that might not be familiar with Dance Lady Dance could you explain who you are and what you all do?
Hi Skiddle! We're DanceLadyDance - three best friends from Manchester who DJ together. That's pretty much all there is to it - we just have fun playing the music we love, and hope that other people love it too!
You’ve done a Spotify playlist for us (above), thanks! Explain the songs you’ve chosen and why?
Our pleasure! The songs we've chosen are just a good reflection of what you can expect to hear in most of our DJ sets really. There's a mix of new and old stuff plus some of our favourite remixes. Stick it on as you're getting ready to go out - we guarantee it'll get you in the mood for mischief.
You're playing with Haim at the Deaf Institute soon. Are you big fans of the group?
Yeah we love those ladies, they're amazing. So much sass, and the massive tunes and talent to back it up. We saw them live last year and were blown away - such stage presence. Hopefully they'll agree to be our best friends on Saturday and we can become their tour DJs.
Where else have you been DJing recently?
We're lucky enough to get to play at some of our favourite bars in Manchester on a regular basis - Kosmonaut in the Northern Quarter being one of the best. It's always a really cool crowd and brilliant vibe - we do our own night there plus one-off parties with other DJs.
We also love playing at The Deaf Institute, and we're residents at their monthly 'Pop' party. That's always an absolutely nuts night and in complete contrast to the super cool of Kosmonaut it always somehow ends up in a 3am power ballad sing-a-long. Air grabs a-plenty! As well as this some of our recent gigging highlights have been at the amazing 2022NQ for the Canal Festival after party with the brilliant Disco Mums, Gorilla - another of our favourites… and playing at last summer's Parklife Festival was amazing fun!
Finally, a little dream situation question for you all. Seeing as the Haim event is an all girl line-up we're giving you the chance to curate your own stage at a fictitious festival composing only of women. What acts would you have and why?
Ok we've thought and argued about this a fair bit as there are so many awesome female artists out there, but here's our line-up. In your face, boys! (This could totally happen, right?)
And special guest Dolly Parton, because we want her to be our mum.
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