Friday, 25 May 2012

Odd Girl Out podcast 6

In which I visit CRiSAP's Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism conference to meet the organization's boss Cathy Lane and speakers Annie Goh, Helena Lopes Braga and Laura Seddon. Plus, I find myself overcome with the urge to rap upon meeting Toronto's Abstract Random.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Band of the Week: 2:54

Very reminiscent of early '90s shoegazing, 2:54, formed by two sisters, apparently likes hanging out in misty forests and gazing moodily into the middle distance. Works for me. New album out soon.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Band of the Week: abstract random

Saw this group last Tuesday in London and was really impressed. Part of a larger scene in Toronto (some of whom they'd brought with them), the trio combine hard beats, fierce lyrics and a bit of ramshackle stagecraft in an intriguing way. They also make their own videos.