Track Of The Day: Peach Club – ‘Boy In A Band’

I first became aware of Norwich Riot Grrrls Peach Club seeing them support The Tuts at The George Tavern a couple of years back, and have been pretty much blown away by everything I’ve heard from them since. Now, following the release of their second EP, Cherry Baby, earlier this year, they’ve released a powerfully seething new single.

Delivering an important message with a tongue-in cheek wit, ‘Boy In A Band’ is a gritty, raging attack on those ‘boys in bands’ that we’ve all come across; those disgusting guys who use their self-proclaimed ‘fame’ to take advantage of young women.

With a raw ferocity, thrashing hooks and driving beats, ‘Boy In A Band’ builds with a frenzied energy to a riotous anthem, blasting into the ears with a racing sense of urgency. And rightly so. We need voices like Peach Club’s now more than ever; a voice that gives motivation and inspiration to girls and women to speak out and be heard in order to prevent the damaging actions of certain boys in bands continuing to be swept under the carpet (or even accepted as the norm) within the music industry.

Channelling anger into a wonderful outpouring of raucous energy, and with exceptionally powerful lyrics like “Why don’t we go back to my tour van? Doesn’t matter that you’re a little girl and that I’m a man! / I’ll take advantage, I’ll make you feel small
and then I’ll deny it all…” , ‘Boy In A Band’ is the song we all need to hear this summer.

 

 

And don’t miss Peach Club headlining for our Blogtober event at The Finsbury on 12th October – we can’t wait!

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Get In Her Ears Live at The Finsbury w/ H.Grimace, 13.10.17

A year since our first #Blogtober night at The Finsbury, and following a load of super amazing bands playing for us over the last ten months – including REWS, Trash Kit, The Empty Page, Kid Cupid and Deux Furieuses – we’re back at the North London venue with three more incredible bands.

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but we were super lucky to kick off our night with the thrashing, garage-punk sounds of Brighton duo Sit Down.

Next up, the truly joyous, sparkling pop-punk of trio Charmpit was all kinds of wonderful, leaving us all feeling empowered and slightly spooky…

Headliners H.Grimace delivered an impeccable set to a packed-out venue. Their gritty post-punk sound and insightful social commentary blowing us all away with a unique, blunt power and Sonic Youth-inspired haze.

HUGE thanks to all the bands who played for us – we’re feeling very grateful to have been able to host another night of amazing new music and lovely people!

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