Track Of The Day: Eilis Frawley – ‘Stats’

How often do you hear something that’s really new? ‘Stats’, by classically trained drummer and percussionist Eilis Frawley is a revelation, unlike anything else I’ve heard.

Kicking off with an arresting, almost military-style drumroll, it quickly picks up the pace and moves into bold, Krautrock-infused spoken word. The lyrics see Frawley recite hard-hitting stats, as the name suggests, which highlight the everyday injustices facing women today.

Using her platform so powerfully, Frawley, formally of Party Fears, tackles period poverty, domestic violence and other vital issues that affect us. Both avant-garde and catchy as hell, the result is a protest song that you can dance to. And is there anything better than that?!

Released on the increasingly brilliant Reckless Yes label, ‘Stats’ is so wonderfully different that it’s hard to anticipate what to expect from Frawley next. That new EP can’t come soon enough!

Watch the new video for ‘Stats’ here:

Stats’ is the first release to be taken from Frawley’s forthcoming second EP, which will be released via Reckless Yes this Autumn.

Vic Conway 

Photo Credit: Janina Gallert

WATCH: Ms Mohammed – ‘Pandora’

A direct challenge to anyone who dares to suppress the feminine in all its forms, musician and activist Ms Mohammed has shared a video to accompany her latest single ‘Pandora’. Taken from her critically acclaimed EP Alibi, ‘Pandora’ brims with relentless riffs and thundering percussion, which reflects the strength and endurance of all the women featured in the new visuals. Among these women are Madame So, Kat Five of Feral Five and Zel from VODUN.

“We are sold limiting ideas of what it means to be female,” Ms Mohammed explains about the context behind her single and video. “The feminine is still derided in all cultures, still frowned upon, still synonymous with weakness. Truly celebrating the feminine would bring about the revolution that is so desperately needed. The Future is Femme!”

Ms Mohammed founded the Clit Rock movement in 2013 as a way of speaking out against female genital mutilation. As a champion of cross-cultural tolerance and an out queer artist who advocates for LGBT rights and visibility, Ms Mohammed is challenging prejudice through her music and we are happy to be her allies in the fight for equality.

Watch the video for ‘Pandora’ below and follow Ms Mohammed on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Ms Mohammed – ‘Alibi’

Ms Mohammed (aka Dana Jade) is not one to suffer fools gladly. As both a musician and an activist, she confronts xenophobia and Islamophobia head-on to challenge pre-conceptions about race, gender and sexuality. Born in Trinidad and of South Asian descent, her guitar-wielding persona is equal parts exotic Goddess and entrancing vampire.

Her new track ‘Alibi’, taken from her recent EP of the same name, is full of thumping, exotic dhol drums, surrounded by fuzzy, bluesy guitars, all of which lead the listener down velvet and gold-lined corridors to Ms. Mohammed’s lair – a prospect which is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying.

As a champion of religious and cultural tolerance and supporter of LGBT rights, Ms Mohammed is challenging prejudice through her music – and we are 100% behind her endeavours to promote tolerance, acceptance and freedom of expression.

Follow Ms Mohammed on Facebook, and join the Clitrock movement on Twitter too.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut