UPDATE: The re-emergance of riot grrrl music and politics?

// 31 December 2011

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Secret Rivals, fuzzy picture, from their website.jpg

Since posting Hayley’s piece about the possible re-emergance of riot grrrl politics and music, a couple of interesting things have emerged to dovetail with the sentiments of the piece. Serendipity can be a wonderful thing sometimes.

Firstly, Hayley did an anti-Christmas edition of her radio show, Pigtails and Army Boots, on the theme of riot grrrl, it’s forerunners and its legacy. The result is a delicious confection of seventies punk bands like the Slits, X-Ray Spex and Siouxsie and the Banshees alongside the likes of Bikini Kill and Bratmobile, up to current bands like the Coathangers, Secret Rivals, Wild Flag and more. Inbetween songs Hayley talks about riot grrrl, its origins and its influence. You can listen to the playlist on soundcloud here:

Not long after the piece went up, I also heard back from Oxford band the Secret Rivals, who have a new single out on 16th Jan.

You can watch the video for ‘Once more with heart’ here.

Happy listening X

Picture of the Secret Rivals taken from their website

Comments From You

Gaptooth // Posted 1 January 2012 at 12:10 pm

Riot Grrl Berlin have also started releasing free compilations of Riot Grrl music: http://riotgrrrlberlin.tumblr.com/compilation01

Cazz Blase // Posted 1 January 2012 at 2:10 pm

Excellent! One worry I’ve always had with Riot grrrl is that the music would disappear, and for a while I think it did, but I’m hoping things will be dug up and digitised, so I’m pleased RG Berlin are doing their compilations.

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