Get In Her Ears Live @ The Finsbury w/ The Empty Page, 13.07.18

Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us recently – including LIINES, Witch Fever, The Magnettes, H.Grimace, Dream Nails and The Menstrual Cramps  – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday for another jam-packed night of the best new music.

Kicking things off, Brighton’s Jetstream Pony treat our ears to their dreamy indie-pop, filling the room with their bright, jangly melodies, sugar-sweet vocals and enthused beats.

Next up, Jemma Freeman and the Cosmic Something deliver their immense, psych-infused offerings with a captivating charisma and vibrant energy.

Penultimate band of the night MeMe Detroit return to play for us once again, blasting out their infectious rock ‘n’ roll anthems with a rousing magnetism.

We’re super excited to have Manchester’s The Empty Page return to headline for us after playing at our first gig at The Finsbury. Treating us to a set filled with frenzied, grunge-tinged offerings old and new, their gritty, riotous power succeeds in blowing us all away.

 

Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles
Photos: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Finsbury w/ The Menstrual Cramps, 08.06.18

Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us recently – including LIINES, Witch Fever, The Magnettes, H.Grimace, Ghum and Dream Nails  – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday for another jam-packed night of the best new music.

Kicking off the night, Bad Sidekick kindly stepped in to fill the shoes of Salvation Jayne who sadly had to pull out. But what a way to start the night: the trio absolutely blow us away. As charismatic front-woman Cooper Rose oozes her seething, Northern twang over immense, thrashing beats and raging riffs, I’m reminded of early Arctic Monkeys with a unique, gritty edge. New favourite band alert!

Next up Brixton’s Coltana bring their visceral energy to the stage, delivering their riotous punk-rock anthems. Propelled by frenzied, whirring hooks and the magnetic charm of Cat’s impassioned spoken word vocals, it’s a set filled with wit and infectious energy as the band treat us to their wonderfully ferocious offerings.

Penultimate band of the night, Weekend Recovery, draw in a loyal army of fans with their contagious energy and endearing warmth. Racing with uplifting hooks and the angst-driven power of front-woman Lori’s vocals, each track is an instantly catchy, perfect slice of punk-pop at its finest.

I’ve been waiting a long time to see headliners The Menstrual Cramps. and – on finally having the honour – they don’t disappoint. From the topical, tongue-in-cheek wit of tracks such as ‘Hashtag Sad Penis’ and the empowering, feel-good vibes of ‘Make Girls Feel Good’, to the immense, politically-charged force of ‘Frack Off’ and ‘Cull The Tories’, their fantastic, fist-clenching force never ceases. As Emilia leads the band with her uncensored, genuine, seething passion, The Menstrual Cramps give a welcome voice to the anger we’re all feeling about the way society’s headed. An intense outpouring of emotion, The Menstrual Cramps’ set combines activism with musical prowess, reminding us all why we need bands like this now more than ever.

Huge thanks to the four AMAZING bands who played for us on Friday. And catch us next month at The Finsbury on 13th July, when we’ll be joined by The Empty Page, MeMe Detroit, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something and Jetstream Pony!

Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles
Photos: Em Burfitt / @fenderqueer

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Windmill w/ Heavy Heart, 23.05.18

We were extremely excited to host our first night at legendary Windmill in Brixton on Wednesday. Having been a favourite London venue of ours for years now, to be able to put on some of our favourite bands there was really quite an honour.

The night kicks off in breath-taking fashion with London duo Scrounge. As front woman Lucy’s immense vocals rage alongside whirring, scuzzy hooks and Luke’s thrashing beats, the sound that the two of them create is truly impressive. One of the most exciting bands I’ve come across in a long time, I’m left completely blown away by Scrounge’s intense outpourings, and can’t wait to see what they have in store of us next.

Next up is another duo; this time in the form of Brighton’s Hanya. Treating us to their twinkling garage-rock sounds, front woman Heather’s impassioned, soulful vocals cast as all under their spell in an instant. As Hanya’s shimmering offerings flow with a subtle, gritty edge, it’s a simply dreamy set. And, as Heather shares with the crowd that this may be their favourite ever gig, I start to realise it may be mine too!

Penultimate band of the night, Tokyo Taboo, have wowed us more than once with their vibrant, energy-fuelled live set. And tonight is no different. As front woman Dolly Daggerz takes to the stage to blast out set opener ‘Make It Out Alive’, she starts out as she means to go on – dazzling the crowd, not only with an amazing amount of glitter and glowing heels, but with her unique, empowering charisma. Another unforgettable set from the band, Tokyo Taboo never fail to deliver.

Drawing the night to a close are Heavy Heart. As Anna Vincent’s luscious vocals flow seamlessly alongside spellbinding, multi-layered soundscapes, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this band’s captivating grace. Transfixed by their intricate musicality and majestic psychedelic haze, I’m left in awe of Heavy Heart’s totally dreamy offerings.

Huge thanks to the four amazing bands who played for us on Wednesday; to The Windmill for having us, and to everyone who made the trip out. It was a dream of a night, and we can’t wait to come back soon!

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Finsbury w/ Suzie Stapleton, 11.05.18

Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us recently – including LIINES, Witch Fever, The Magnettes, H.Grimace, Ghum and Dream Nails  – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday night for another jam-packed night of the best new music.

Noise Noir kick off the night in style with their sultry desert-rock and racing, blues-ridden hooks. With their snarling energy and stomping sounds, expect big things from this exciting new band…

Next up, awesome electro-pop artist Gaptooth wows us with her immense keytar skills and insightful social commentary; topping off the set with an ‘End Of Patriarchy Disco’ that we all so badly need.

Penultimate band of the night Fightmilk deliver an immense, energy-fuelled set, despite front-woman Lily being almost voiceless. After blasting out the wonderfully catchy power punk-pop of ‘Pity Party’, they enlist a range of willing volunteers to help sing the remaining songs. Despite feeling bad for Lily’s throat, it’s an unforgettable and joy-filled half hour, showcasing the unity of the DIY spirit and impressive improvisation skills of this band.

Bringing the night to a close, Australian artist Suzie Stapleton captivates us all with the raw power of her deep vocals and haunting, other-worldly splendour. With impressive musicianship and dark majesty, she casts us all under her spell.

HUGE thanks to all the amazing artists who played for us last night. And we’re very excited to be hosting another gig this month, this time at  Brixton Windmill, with Heavy Heart, Tokyo Taboo, Hanya and Scrounge.

Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles
Photo Credit: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto

 

 

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Finsbury w/ Dream Nails, 13.04.18

Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us recently – including LIINES, Witch Fever, The Magnettes, H.Grimace, Temples Of Youth and Ghum  – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday night for another jam-packed night of the best new music.

Kicking off the night is Gold Baby. Treating us to their twinkling slices of utterly infectious indie-pop, lush vocals and jangly hooks flow as the sunny charisma of front-woman Siân Alex charms each and every one of us.

Next up, the raw, soulful punk pop of Madame So blows us all away. As her gritty vocals ooze a refreshing honesty, scuzzy melodies leave us completely engrossed in her unique, catchy offerings.

Penultimate band of the night The Franklys blast into our eyes and ears with the ferocious intensity of their raging garage rock. Complete with some witty between-song banter, they deliver a truly unforgettable, energy-fuelled set.

Headlining are Get In Her Ears’ favourite Feminist Punk Witches, Dream Nails. Dressed in matching sparkling white, they fill the packed-out venue with their seething, punk-filled power and empowering force. With their impassioned plea for ‘All Girls To The Front’, they treat us to their inspired, raucous offerings, raging against domestic violence, misogyny and bullies with all the effervescent, buoyant energy you could ever desire. As a wonderful aura of female unity and motivation sweeps throughout the crowd, we’re reminded once again why we need Dream Nails in our lives. It’s truly an honour to have these strong-spirited, inspirational women return to headline for us after they opened our first ever night at The Finsbury back in October 2016.

Huge thanks to the four AMAZING bands who played for us and for all who came along to make it such a wonderful night. Next month, we have not one but two gigs! We’ll be at The Finsbury on 11th May with Suzie Stapleton, and on 23rd May we’ll have our first gig at The Windmill with Heavy Heart!

Mari Lane
@marimindles

 

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Finsbury w/ Ghum, 09.03.18

Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us over the last year – including LIINES, Witch Fever, The Magnettes, H.Grimace, REWS, Trash Kit and Deux Furieuses – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday night for another jam-packed night of the best new music.

Kicking off the night was our special secret opener, Indian Queens, treating our ears to their totally dreamy sounds.

Next up, London collective Best Praxis draw us in with their immense passion.

Penultimate band of the night, Gravey, blow us all away with their unique seething power and punk-driven energy.

Finally, headliners Ghum end the night by captivating the packed-out venue with the sweeping splendour of their atmospheric dark pop.

HUGE thanks to the four fantastic bands who made Friday night so awesome, and to everyone who made it down to help us celebrate International Women’s Day!  Join us next month on 13th April when GIHE faves Dream Nails will be headlining, along with The Franklys, Madame So and Gold Baby.

 

Photo Credit: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Finsbury w/ LIINES, 09.02.18

Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us over the last year – including Witch Fever, The Magnettes, H.Grimace, REWS, Trash Kit and Deux Furieuses – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday night for another jam-packed night of the best new music.

Kicking off the night are Sheffield/Leeds creators of wonderfully wonky noise-pop, Duck. Treating us to a whirring array of synth-filled sonic delights, they deliver an utterly unique and fantastically quirky set.

Next up are Get In Her Ears faves Suggested Friends. Despite missing a bassist, they succeed in delivering their immensely infectious, thoroughly engaging ‘tweemo’ punk-pop to perfection. As the crowd unites in a buoyant joy, the band grace us with racing, catchy hooks and luscious harmonies as Faith Taylor’s witty charm and exquisite vocals flow with ease.

Penultimate band of the night, Bugeye, blow us all away with their powerful disco-punk force. Propelled by impeccable cowbell-filled beats, their politically charged offerings are filled with a frenzied energy as front-woman Angela Martin’s seething vocals soar.

Manchester trio LIINES headline the night with an immense, impassioned energy. With shades of the likes of Sleater Kinney or Savages, pummelling beats and throbbing bass lines rage as the raw, commanding vocals of Zoe McVeigh blast into the crowded venue with a dark, brooding power.

HUGE thanks to the four fantastic bands who made Friday night so awesome, and to everyone who made it down to support us for our third birthday celebrations! And make sure you don’t miss our International Women’s Day special on 9th March when Ghum will be headlining, along with some very special SECRET guests!

Mari Lane
@marimindles