LISTEN: GIHE on Soho Radio with First Timers Fest (06.02.23)

Tash and Kate were back on Soho Radio’s airwaves playing loads of new music from some of their favourite female, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ artists! Mari offered some of her “musical musings” too. The pair enthused about the eclectic mix of tracks on the playlist, including Circe, Ritual Forms, ALT BLK ERA and Spring & I.

They were also joined in the studio by Charlie and Mel from First Timers Fest. The London-based DIY community of musicians and activists believe that having access to creating and playing music should not be a privilege, it should be a joyful and social experience that empowers everyone. Charlie and Mel elaborated on this ethos, and shared details of the upcoming workshops and gigs that First Timers are hosting this year. You can find out more information and apply to play 2023’s festival by clicking here.

Listen back to the show below:


We’ll be back on Soho Radio on Monday 6th March, 12-2pm!

Le Tigre – Deceptacon
Jadu Heart – Sway
Phoebe Troup – Worm Dance
Boygenius – Emily I’m Sorry
Ritual Forms – Down
CIRCE – Undone
Aby Coulibaly – Weekdays
Sylvan Esso – Echo Party
Grandmas House – Desire
Piss Kitti – I’m Jammed
ALT BLK ERA – Rockstar
Jennifer Evans – Very Fond
Karen Jonz ft. CSS – ET
Kara Delik – Strange Attractor
M(h)aol – Therapy
Spring & I – I Hate Your Money
Softcult – Dress
**Interview with Charlie & Mel from First Timers Fest**
adults – all we’ve got // all we need
Coi Leray – Players
t l k – Serenia
ARXX – Ride Or Die
Death Valley Girls – Sunday
Frankie Rose – Anything
HL Grail – OTD
Emily Mercer – Soft Place
Me Rex – Jupiter Pluvius
Destiny’s Child – Girl

Track Of The Day: Grizzly Coast – ‘Half-Light Boy’

“Will you shine for them, like I shined for you?” asks Grizzly Coast on her bitter sweet new single ‘Half-Light Boy’. The track is a “sobering realization that not every person you encounter will have the same heart as you”.

It’s not all doom and gloom though! Grizzly Coasts’ buoyant guitar and gentle yet sturdy vocals are a reminder that “someone else’s lack of care for you is often due to something lacking in them – it is never an expression of what you deserve”.

Written when she was walking home from a grocery store as a compromise for a confrontation she knew she would never bother to actually have, the story behind ‘Half-Light Boy’ will resonate with anyone who’s felt like like they’re shining the spotlight on someone else, whilst simultaneously living in their shadow.

The track was produced by Taylor Lucas in his home studio, and he is also set to produce Grizzly Coasts’s new album. We’re excited to hear more from this talented newcomer. Watch the video for ‘Half-Light Boy’ below and follow Grizzly Coast on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

PLAYLIST: November 2017

Us Get In Her Ears girls have put our broomsticks back in our cupboards and cleared away October’s cobwebs in order to share some brand spanking new music with you this November. Check out the Spotify playlist below, and have a nose at the stuff we just can’t get out of our ears this month…

Fever High – ‘Good Advice’
Oozing an uplifting wit and sparkling, infectious melodies, this latest offering from Brooklyn’s Fever High will undoubtedly put a smile on your face. Featuring the unmistakable voice of non other than Jeff Goldblum spouting hilarious anecdotes about the bad advice he’s been given throughout his career, it’s a delightfully fizzy blast of electro pop. ‘Good Advice’ is taken from the band’s upcoming EP FHNY, out on 10th November(Mari Lane)

Wy – ‘You + I’
The slow steady melancholia of this track drew me in, with lead singer Ebba’s alto rising up over the reverb-drenched guitars, it had me feeling all sad and wistful. (Tash Walker)

REWS – ‘Your Tears’
Shauna & Collette consistently dazzle me with the power of their fierce and defiant pop-rock tune, and ‘Your Tears’ is no exception. The pair co-wrote this anthem which refuses to acknowledge the ‘boy who cried’ wolf’ and it features on their debut album Pyro, released this Friday (Nov 3rd) via Marshall Records. (Kate Crudgington)

Miya Folick – ‘Give It To Me’
Since first hearing this track, I’ve been completely head over heels with this California artist who explains that she makes music “because forming thoughts into sounds blends emotional and rational thought in a way that turns me on.” I just love this song’s emotion-strewn power – how it builds in intensity and just totally captivates with its raw urgency and utterly beautiful, heart-wrenching passion. (Mari Lane)

Kllo – ‘Dissolve’
Just as the title implies this track gives you a big does of escapism, through its electronic sound scape and samples, with a gentle nod to UK garage.  **Bows head in appreciation** (Tash Walker)

Nova Twins – ‘Thelma & Louise’
I’m like a moth to a flame when it comes to defiant duos, and Nova Twins’ latest track ‘Thelma & Louise’ proves that double trouble is the best kind of trouble. Their devious bass lines and punk vocals will shake your bones, so make sure you grab a ticket to their headline show at Camden Assembly on November 30th. (Kate Crudgington)

Kid Cupid – ‘Easy’
Having already received support from the likes of BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, GIHE favourite Kid Cupid are back with a brand new single. Oozing euphoric layers of sound alongside Laura Shaw’s soulful vocals, ‘Easy’ is a truly blissful slice of electro-pop; a dreamy sonic delight. (Mari Lane)

Just Because – ‘All I Knew’
As I listen to this track I feel my whole body relax and dissolve into the beautiful samples, spacey vocals and slow gentle beats….just perfect, Just Because. (Tash Walker)

Pale Honey – ‘Get These Things Out of My Head’
If you blend the vocals of Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell and the Cardigans’ Nina Persson with clear electronics and hazy guitar riffs; you’ll end up with the sound of Gothenburg duo Pale Honey. They released their second album Devotion in October, and it’s a cool, understated, but intense new offering from the pair. Catch them live at Old Blue Last on November 7th. (Kate Crudgington)

King Henry (feat Rhye) – ‘Moment’
I absolutely love this, with the beautiful genderless vocals of Rhye, King Henry has released Moment off of his upcoming EP.  Perfectly nostalgic in its melting beauty. (Tash Walker)

Witch Fever – ‘Carpet Asphyxiation’
I’m a big fan of this Manchester based grunge-punk band. Describing themselves as “making noise with our big muffs”, this track oozes a raw, frenzied cacophony and raucous hooks, as the fist-clenching power of the wonderfully shrieking vocals makes for essential, riotous listening. (Mari Lane)

Queen Zee & The Sasstones – ‘Boy’
All I want to do is lay in a bath tub full of red wine and listen to Queen Zee & The Sasstones on repeat – watch the video to ‘Boy’ and that sentence will make sense. Download their latest EP, Eat My Sass, while you’re at it too. (Kate Crudgington)

Maya Songbird – ‘Regal Slut’
I was lucky enough to catch the San Francisco artist supporting Dream Nails at their EP launch last week, and it was one of the most wonderfully joyous, vibrant experiences. Creating her unique, ambient fusion of sounds whilst soulfully singing of sex, love and living regally during tough times, she is truly one of a kind. And, as we all joined in with the refrain of “Slut, Slut, Slut” to this one on Friday night, the room filled with all the empowering, positive vibes. (Mari Lane)

Yangze – ‘U & Me’
The debut single from Danish Yangze, I just love the way this track gently pads out of the speakers, pacing round and round you with its restrained electronic beats. (Tash Walker)

Jackie Shane – ‘Any Other Way’
A “pioneer of transgender rights born in a male body”, Jackie Shane has remained largely unknown outside of Toronto, where her career flourished in the 1960s. However, with Numero Group’s reissue of Any Other Way – the first approved collection of Ms. Shane’s work which features all six of her 45s & highlights from her 1967 live sessions at the Sapphire Tavern – I think that’s about to change. (Kate Crudgington)