#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE w/ Petty Phase (15.03.18)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and new lockdown in London, we’re unable to make it into the Hoxton Radio studio to broadcast our weekly live new music show from 7-9pm. Instead, we’re sharing previous GIHE radio show recordings as #ThrowbackThursday sessions, so you can still enjoy 2 hours of new music tunes & chats with some of our favourite artists each week.

Today, we’ve picked our March 2018 show with Essex-based Riot Grrrls Jen & Alyx from Petty Phase. Kate and Mari spoke to them about playing live for GIHE at our first ever Finsbury Pub gig, the unique “subtle anger” experienced in the queue for Wetherspoons, and the pair played stripped back versions of tracks ‘The Jesus Touch’ and ‘Chinese Whispers’

Listen back to the show here:

Tracklist
Chromatics – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper cover)
The Blow – After Party
Faber – Nasty Woman
Bella Barton – Reflections
Henry Green – Another Light
Abie Wade – Reasonable Doubt
Suzie Stapleton – Negative Prophet
GOUX – Over You
MORGAN – Hells Paradise
JAAYNS – Monitors
Rebecca Lou – Under The Moon
Post Louis – Little Jack
Petty Phase – You’ll Be Dead
**Interview & Live Session with Petty Phase**
Honey – Rapunzel
Glam Skanks – Bad Bitch
Smerz – No Harm
Pillow Queens – Favourite
Frankie Knight – Day By Day
Steele – Know Her
Odina – Nothing Makes Sense
Brooke Law – Hidden
Cosy Slippers – Not Hard To Say Goodbye
Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution

Track Of The Day: Fightmilk – ‘If You Had A Sister’

With their upcoming new album set for release early next year, and following last single ‘I’m Starting To Think You Don’t Even Want To Go To Space’, GIHE faves and previous headliners for us at The Finsbury Fightmilk have now shared a brand new offering.

Perhaps more sombre in tone than previous releases, ‘If You Had A Sister’ oozes a twinkling, swirling melancholy and heartfelt lyricism whilst losing none of the band’s trademark catchy, emo-tinged indie-pop goodness. Propelled by the gritty, raw emotion of front person Lily’s yearning vocals alongside scuzzy hooks and perfectly interwoven musical layers, it offers a shimmering reflection on life and loss; showcasing a band that are continuously refining their sound and, in the process, consistently continuing to win my heart.

Of the track, the band explain:

It’s a bit slower and quieter than the fast guitar pop of the last album, and it’s about all kinds of dark things – but if there was ever a time for songs you can do ominous slow dancing to, it’s 2020.

 

‘If You Had A Sister’ is out now via Reckless Yes.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

PREMIERE: Mothercanyouhearme – ‘Knowing You’

Following last year’s Mother Nature album, London duo Rosie Krause and Georgia Mancey – aka Mothercanyouhearme – have now announced the release of new EP, People².

Taken from the EP, new single ‘Knowing You’ oozes an uplifting jangly scuzz as a lilting romanticism flows alongside catchy sunny hooks, and a subtle gritty angst. With shades of the likes of Diet Cig or Partner, it’s a glistening slice of emo-tinged indie-pop; a perfect summer accompaniment allowing you to embrace your feelings wholeheartedly and enjoy a cathartic, shimmering sense of relief.

Listen to ‘Knowing You’ here:

 

With their new EP People² set for release this summer, Mothercanyouhearme pride themselves on being completely DIY and raising awareness to create a safe space for queer identifying women or allies within the music scene. The EP is self produced by guitarist Rosie, and all artwork has been done by drummer Georgia; and it all comes with an accompanying zine – wonderfully entitled ‘Maga Can You Zine Me’ – celebrating a number of female creatives, which you can find out more about here.

Follow Mothercanyouhearme on Spotify to keep up to date with all releases.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: Maggie Gently – ‘Every Night’

In a cathartic unravelling of her desires, San Francisco’s Maggie Grabmeier is unapologetically candid in her debut single ‘Every Night’, released under her all-new project Maggie Gently.

With a pop-punk past, Maggie embarks on her current writing with a more delicate, indie-like lens that adds a sense of intimacy and simplicity to her emotional illustrations. What is compelling about ‘Every Night’ is its genre complexity exactly. The concoction of Maggie’s strong sense of melody is reminiscent of mid-west emo/punk and provides an undeniable anthemic feel that is nostalgically comforting and perfectly familiar.

Up against a compartmentalised indie mix, Maggie places her emotional story in a bedroom-pop habitat that allows the guitar’s transparent overdrive to sit just right and allows her lyrics the space they deserve: “I wanna learn how to be alone without feeling a panic in my bones…” sets the scene for her entire upcoming EP Good Cry that was written during a complex and reflective time for Maggie.

With the raw and relatable stream of consciousness that Maggie has hosted in ‘Every Night’, she has earnestly invited her listeners into her current universe of understanding inner turmoil and its request for a breakthrough. Maggie Gently is all of us at one time or another, a vulnerable and stunning work in progress.

Watch the new video for ‘Every Night’ here:

‘Every Night’ is out now, listen on Spotify. And Maggie Gently’s debut EP Good Cry is set for release 29th May.

Jill Goyeau
@jillybxxn

Photo Credit: Amayah Harrison