Articles about 'punk'

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Punk’s pioneer

Jo Whitehead is struck by the brutal honesty in Laura Jane Grace’s moving account of being raised as a boy, navigating adulthood as an angry radical and then transitioning while fronting international anarchist punk band, Against Me!

Joanna Whitehead // 11 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Words, not guitar: Viv Albertine on the book she never thought she’d write

Cazz Blase speaks to Viv about her book Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys

Cazz Blase // 24 September 2015

Categories: Features, Feminism, Herstory, Interviews

Black, proud and punk

Amy Squirrell chats about race, punk and DIY culture with Big Joanie, the all-female, black punk band

Amy Squirrell // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Interviews

New interview: Ste McCabe

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of...

Holly Combe // 7 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I couldn’t care less if miserable people who work in offices laugh at me”

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of biscuit-hogging bullies in 2015 Britain

Holly Combe //

Categories: Interviews, Music

DIY art band Homosexual Death Drive release ‘Sunshine’ EP

Queer punks Charlotte Cooper and Kay Isgay are inviting one lucky person to accompany them on an adventure to coincide with their official EP release date (22 November)...

Holly Combe // 5 November 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Eighteen years after their split, Siouxsie and the Banshees have re-released a quartet of their studio albums, spanning 1987 to 1995, in a remastered package. Cazz Blase listens and reflects....

Holly Combe // 4 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Siouxsie and the Banshees: the final four

Eighteen years after their split, Siouxsie and the Banshees have re-released a quartet of their studio albums, spanning 1987 to 1995, in a remastered package. Cazz Blase listens and reflects

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Ex Hex

Power trio Ex Hex comprises a blend of talented musicians who cut their teeth in the riot grrrl scene of the 1990s. Cazz Blase checks out their forthcoming album, Rips...

Holly Combe // 9 October 2014

Categories: Blog

The girls are back in town

Power trio Ex Hex comprises a blend of talented musicians who cut their teeth in the riot grrrl scene of the 1990s. Cazz Blase checks out their forthcoming album, Rips (released 13 October)

Cazz Blase // 8 October 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

Disrespectful dancing: clinging to the edge of the mosh pit

Sway to the right, sway to the left. Uniform in motion and occasionally in style, the gentle dance that occurs in the pit can be a mesmerising experience - that is until a hurricane of hyper aggression cuts through the room; displacing the good time and good people

Stephanie Phillips // 19 August 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The Culture Show

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show‘s Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women’s sex appeal and lingering concerns over...

Holly Combe // 6 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Girls: meet your punk foremothers

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show's Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women's sex appeal and lingering concerns over the survival of the female punk spirit

Stephanie Phillips //

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

New review: Pussy Whipped 2014

Liz Ely revisits Ste McCabe’s queer alternative festival and is not disappointed. In 2012, I was lucky enough to review Edinburgh’s first queer alternative festival, Pussy Whipped, curated by rising...

Holly Combe // 13 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped again

Liz Ely revisits Ste McCabe's queer alternative festival and is not disappointed

Liz Ely //

Categories: Music, Reviews

No I won’t get your tea on: self care in the punk scene

Here we go. The not all men brigade strikes again. Legend has it the army has soldier posted near every woman, primed and ready for the moment she questions any part of the patriarchal nature of our society

Stephanie Phillips // 29 May 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Carla Bozulich

Sophie Mayer follows up on her 2011 review of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista project with an appraisal of Bozulich’s forthcoming album, Boy. Pop music, historically the music of choice for teenage...

Holly Combe // 25 February 2014

Categories: Blog

If pop was punk

Sophie Mayer follows up on her 2011 review of Carla Bozulich's Evangelista project with an appraisal of Bozulich's forthcoming album, Boy

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New Review: What Kate did next

Kate Nash first entered public consciousness in 2008 with her keyboard led tale of a relationship gone bad, ‘Foundations’. Since then she has taken up the bass guitar and is...

Cazz Blase // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

What Kate did next

Kate Nash first entered public consciousness in 2008 with her keyboard led tale of a relationship gone bad, 'Foundations'. Since then she has taken up the bass guitar and is embracing her inner angry grrrl. Hayley Foster da Silva salutes the punk attitude evident in Girl Talk

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot, a feminist performance art collective with strong punk influence, was established in September 2011 in direct response to a change in the law allowing Putin to run for...

Ania Ostrowska // 2 July 2013

Categories: Blog

A pussy is a riot

Ania Ostrowska is inspired by the women of Pussy Riot as shown in a new documentary, but wonders whether the focus should have been broader

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New feature: Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love’s status as an opinionated musician in her own right during her relationship with a high profile male rock star led to bad press and public...

Holly Combe // 27 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love's status as an opinionated musician led to bad press and public scorn. In the 2010s, Pussy Riot's feminist activities have resulted in them actually losing their liberty. Amica Lane considers these different consequences against a backdrop of Riot Grrrl politics and wonders how far we've really moved towards accepting women who rebel on their own terms

Amica Lane //

Categories: Features, Music

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