Cro Cro Land's little sister, As the Cro Cro Flies, comes to Manchester for a day of explosive punk, rock and indie bands celebrating female and non-binary musicians. This is an inclusive event. All are welcome 16+
Loose Articles aren't your typical punk band. Living the 9-5 as many of us do, but once it hits beer O’clock, a different animal emerges. ‘Up The Disco’, the band's first release in almost a year saw Loose Articles hit the high notes. Recorded with Theo Verny and premiered by BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq (resulting in multiple plays across the station), a limited 7' released on Manchester label Dipped In Gold, lead to the band's inclusion on NME's Hot 100 for 2021. B-Side 'Buses' was released in Feb 2021, again seeing support from BBC 6. On June 25th 2022, the band will support Foo Fighters in their home of Manchester.'
Queen Cult are a femme-queer frontedfour piece rock band. New single 'Calm' preceded the politically charged debut EP 'Woman that I know' on 28 Jan 2022, with tracks landing the band their first major playlists, including; five Spotify editorial playlists, Deezers Girls Rock, Youtube Music's New Alternative and Tidal's Indie Britain. Music references include No Doubt, Paramore, Royal Blood and Nothing But Thieves.
Critically-acclaimed debut album, sold out UK shows and BBC introducing faves, Bugeye are dirty guitars, disco beats, sizzling synths and exploding bass riffs that accelerate into the catchiest hooks. With lyrics touching on subjects from the mundanity of modern city life, to global issues such as racism and climate change, tunes come wrapped in a riotous optimism that demands you to dance. Bugeye are signed to Reckless Yes Records.
THE RED STAINS
The Red Stains take inspiration from a crazy collage of musical styles, from 70s post punk and experimental new wave to 90s Britpop. Their use of gritty bass and minimal, punchy drum lines combined with disconcerting synths and raw, powerful vocals gives them a unique and unpredictable sound. A fierce, highly energetic and entertaining live act in their own right, The Red Stains are fuelled on chaos and resistance to the injustices in modern day society. Expect a moving dance floor at the very least! Opinionated and unafraid, this band brings a refreshing urgency that rips up the rulebook.
JEMMA FREEMAN & THE COSMIC SOMETHING
The solo project from Jemma Freeman, best known as the songwriter and guitarist in Bella Union signed dreamy-psych band Landshapes, is a non-binary drag fronted alt/glam/psych/pop band making waves across the nation.
I, Doris are a “mummycore art-pop foursome”, comprising 3 of LOUD WOMEN’s key team members – Cassie Fox, Lucy Morgan, and Abby Werth– plus a rolling, Spinal Tap-esque conveyor belt of drummers that have included Crack Foxes‘ Louisa Edwards-Knight (the official drummy Doris) in London, the Mekons‘ Jon Langford in Leeds, Party Fear‘s Eilis Frawley in Brighton, and T-Bitch‘s Stevie Ramjet in Newport!Their set is a mix of electro-punk witty-lyric bangers, and covers selected for their originally problematic sexual politics, rewritten with a feminist bent and heaps of humour. + more to be announced.
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