Articles by Cazz Blase

New Review: The thrill of the chase

The Mediaeval Baebe’s new album, The Huntress is themed around “female energy”. A mix of the classical and traditional folk song, Michelle Drury welcomes it as a return to form...

Cazz Blase // 16 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: White Blush, B Traits, and Grimes

Regular readers of the sporadic music paste ups might remember a couple of pieces earlier this year about Carol Rhyu, who records as White Blush. The ethereal and heartbreaking ‘Without...

Cazz Blase // 14 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Delia Derbyshire Day, Saturday 12 January 2013

Back in October, The F-Word ran a feature about the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Since then, an event has been announced to honour the most well known woman...

Cazz Blase // 12 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Cornshed Sisters Christmas Single

Sunderland folk group The Cornshed Sisters will be releasing a Christmas single on 24 December, and they’ve also made the two tracks, ‘Have a good Christmas time’ and ‘It smells...

Cazz Blase // 9 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Hole story of Schemel not Love

Cazz Blase enjoys the documentary about Hole's drummer Patty Schemel that puts one of the most exciting bands of the 1990s firmly on the rock'n'roll map without losing intimate touch

Cazz Blase // 4 December 2012

Categories: Films, Music, Reviews

Shrieking Violet’s Natalie Bradbury talks about Manchester and feminism

Natalie Bradbury is a journalist and writer based in Manchester. She has been writing and editing the magazine Shrieking Violet for three years. The magazine appears in paper format around...

Cazz Blase // 15 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Valerie June, Imogen Heap, Rebekah Delgado

Hello, and welcome to another music paste up. First up is Valerie June, who releases her debut single ‘Workin’ Woman Blues’ on 19 November. Valerie refers to her music as...

Cazz Blase // 12 November 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: Making a noise about women’s musical history

Hayley Foster da Silva thought she knew a lot about women musicians, but when she read Women Make Noise, a new book edited by Julia Downes, she was pleased to...

Cazz Blase // 11 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Music Paste Up: Lizette Lizette, Karin Park and a Shiny Toy Guns/Tank Girl mash up

Hello, and welcome to another music paste up post. First up, Lizette Lizette, newly relocated to London from Stockholm where she has built up a strong reputation as a producer...

Cazz Blase // 5 November 2012

Categories: Blog

New Feature: Do women dream of electric sheep? Delia Derbyshire and the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Delia Derbyshire has enjoyed a resurgence of recognition in the past decade and has taken her well-deserved place as one of the founders of modern electronic music. But she was...

Cazz Blase // 28 October 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: Corin Tucker is still angry

Corin Tucker won the hearts of the riot grrls in raw and gutsy band Heavens To Betsy and (later) in Sleater-Kinney. Confirmed fan Jess McCabe throws critical caution to the...

Cazz Blase // 21 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Punk, grunge and riot grrrl women: Coming to a venue near you

Next month sees the official cinema release of the music documentary Hit so hard: The life and near death story of Patty Schemel The UK film distributor Peccadillo Pictures acquired...

Cazz Blase // 14 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Savages, Chelsea Wolfe, Tilly and the Wall

Reported to be one of the most exciting new bands to emerge this year, post punk inspired guitar band Savages have just released their live EP ‘I Am Here’. Seeming...

Cazz Blase // 8 October 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: Another record from a star storyteller

I saw Jesca Hoop play live in Manchester back in June. Despite having the misfortune to be playing to a slightly fidgety audience at the Academy 3 on the same...

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Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Stealing Sheep, Mediaevael Baebes and Seaming

Liverpool avant folk group Stealing Sheep released their debut album Into The Diamond Sun back in August, not long after being honoured in The Guardian as Paul Lester’s New Band...

Cazz Blase // 1 October 2012

Categories: Blog

The Art of Zines/Zine Swap: 6 October, The Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London

The Stuart Hall Library and the South West London and Surrey Zine Collective launch a new exhibition of zines on Saturday 6 October, 1-4pm The Stuart Hall Library hosts an...

Cazz Blase // 27 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: White Blush, El Perro del Mar, Pure Bathing Culture, Ladyhawke tour dates

Hello, and welcome to the first music paste up of the autumn. I say autumn with genuine conviction as it has been enthusiastically raining all day, accompanied by howling wind....

Cazz Blase // 24 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Martha and the Muffins – Women around the world at work

A single from Martha and the Muffins 1981 album This is the ice age, ‘Women around the world’ doesn’t match the bands earlier hit ‘Echo Beach’ in terms of sales...

Cazz Blase // 15 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Amy Studt – My Paper Made Man

The UK musical climate throught the 2000’s seems to have belonged to the Amy’s: Winehouse, Duffy, MacDonald, and Studt. In the light of the success of the other three Amy’s,...

Cazz Blase // 14 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

It might not be quite as famous as its parent song, the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys collaboration ‘Empire State Of Mind’, but this understated and cinematic answer record is rapidly...

Cazz Blase // 11 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Tammy St John – Dark shadows and empty hallways

Born Judith Coster, Tammy St John hailed from Hornchurch in Essex. She was signed to Pye at the age of 14, and released four singles over the next two years,...

Cazz Blase // 9 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Fern Kinney – Together we are beautiful

Fern Kinney began her career in the 1960s in the girl group The Poppies, but it wasn’t until 1979 that she first tasted success with her disco version of King...

Cazz Blase // 5 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Helen Love – Formula One Racing Girls

This unusual indie pop track is the debut single by Helen Love, the Swansea punk-pop band. It was released in the summer of 1993. It isn’t very well known, and...

Cazz Blase // 4 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Vital Disorders – (Let’s talk about) Prams (live TV broadcast)

I first heard Vital Disorders about twelve years ago when a friend of mine, who was a first generation punk, put them on a compilation tape for me. I was...

Cazz Blase // 3 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: MIA – Paper Planes

MIA’s ‘underdog song’, and reputedly one of the biggest selling singles XL have ever had, ‘Paper Planes’ has it’s musical origins in a sample from the Clash song ‘Straight to...

Cazz Blase // 1 September 2012

Categories: Blog


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