LISTEN: GIHE on Soho Radio Highlights Of 2022 (13.12.22)

Tash and Kate were back on Soho Radio’s airwaves for one final time this year, playing some of their favourite tracks that were released in 2022 by female, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ artists! They enthused about the eclectic mix of tracks on the playlist, spoke about their favourite gigs of the year and named their No.1 album of 2022 at the end of the show. Mari also offered some of her end of year “musical musings” including tracks by ARXX, Fraulein, Petrol Girls and Blonde Maze. There’s a few alternative Christmas tracks thrown in for fun, ’tis the season after all!

Huge love to everyone who’s tuned into our shows this year. Thank you for your support. We’ll be back on air in January 2023. Take it easy until then! x

Listen back below:

 

Tracklist
Poly Styrene – Black Christmas
Alien Chicks – Woodlouse
Jadu Heart – Freedom
Sudan Archives – Selfish Soul
Tomberlin – happy accident
Brimheim – Favorite Day Of The Week
Charlotte Adigery, Bolis Pupil – ceci n’est pas un cliché
Jockstrap – Greatest Hits
O Hell – I Watch The Women
AGAAMA – Blackbox Oracle
Maria Uzor – Cockstrutter
Nilufer Yanya – Midnight Sun (Sampha remix)
Noga Erez – Nails
meet me in brooklyn – Yaya Bey
Brutus – Victoria
Big Joanie – Happier Still
Problem Patterns – YAW
Porridge Radio – Back To The Radio
Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business – Woman Is A Word (Please tag f__choir insta)
Joe Goddard – Gabriel
Trills – Feels Good
Ethel Cain – Gibson Girl
Phoebe Troup – says the thought to the feeling
Ailbhe Reddy – Shitshow
Petrol Girls – Baby, I Had An Abortion
Fraulein – Drag Behind
ARXX – The Last Time
Blonde Maze – Forever Sun
NAMELESS TWIN – My Eyes Went Black
The Joy Formidable – My Beerdrunk Soul Is Sadder Than A Hundred Dead Christmas Trees

LISTEN: GIHE on Soho Radio with DEWEY 18.11.22

Tash was back on Soho Radio’s airwaves playing loads of new music from an eclectic mix of female, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ artists, with tracks picked by fellow GIHE pals Kate and Mari too.

Co-host India Latham also joined Tash live in the studio to discuss the recent gigs of Okay Kaya, Julia Jacklin, Tempers, Curses and Double Helix. India also revealed that the first album she bought was by Ronan Keating, and that she used to co-host Brighton Hospital’s radio show back in the day – life truly is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it.

Tash spoke to new music artist DEWEY about the inspiration behind their recent release ‘Another Woman’, accepting and processing emotional and physical pain, as well as conversations about the power of electricity, pylons and connection within their music. Music highlights include Priya Ragu, Big Joanie, Etella, LibraLibra, Dayydream, Human Interest, STAINWASHER, Jadu Heart, HOLDA SEK and more.

Listen back below:

 

Make sure you tune into Soho Radio on Wednesday 14th of December for the final Get In Her Ears show of 2022!

Tracklist
Big Joanie – Sainted
Andrew Bird & Phoebe Bridgers – I Felt A Funeral In My Brain
Okay Kaya – Dance Like U
Julia Jacklin – Body
Jadu Heart – I Shimmer
Ideal Host – The Conflict
Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn – Crimson
STAINWASHER – I Hate Backpackers
Tempers – Unfamiliar
Miss Grit – Follow The Cyborg
Priya Ragu – Santhosam
Babyfather, Tirzah – 1471
Moonchild Sanelly – Demon
HOLDA SEK – At Twenty
DOUBLE HELIX – Rat Rave
The Pearl Harts – More
DEWEY – Another Woman
**Interview with DEWEY**
Export Import – On Scene
Midwife – I Don’t Want To Love
Etella – Nomad
Dayydream – Wasn’t
Human Interest – Mixing Paint
Queen Colobus – 5/9
LibraLibra – Frenemies
Panic Shack – Meal Deal
Sweet Harmony – Liquid

LIVE: Midwife – Cafe Oto, London 18.10.22

“I have a few more songs to play before I release you from this sauna,” joked Madeline Johnston aka Midwife to her sold out crowd at East London’s Cafe Oto on Tuesday night. Armed with her guitar, a pedal board, headphones and her customised telephone mic, she delivered a disarming collection of shiver-inducing sounds for her London live debut, the full extent of which were felt despite the high temperature of the room.

Opening with the beautifully bleak ‘Colorado’ which set the tone for the rest of the gig, Midwife’s evocative, deceptively simple lyrical motifs and guitar loops were entirely hypnotic. Her congregation of listeners were attentive to her considered sounds from the moment she took to the stage, to the point where the noise of ice clinking in a glass felt amplified to the volume of a cymbal smash. Watching the New Mexico-based musician’s considered performance felt like a privileged form of voyeurism.

Fans were granted permission to enter her dream-like, melancholy world, in which introverted tendencies and unrequited yearnings blur and clash with the urgent desire to find connection and understanding. Musing into her telephone mic with her soft vocals, it felt like Midwife was in dialogue with an unknown person at the end of the line, the distance between them simultaneously expanded and minimised as she sang into the receiver, and in front of a room of silent strangers.

Whilst it’s difficult to pick set highlights, tracks from her 2020 album Forever seemed to resonate strongly with the crowd. The tender nature of ‘Language’, the brooding, murky tones of ‘S.W.I.M.’ and the cutting ‘2018’ all left their mark, as well as the poignant opening track on her most recent record Luminol, ‘God Is a Cop’. Pausing to take a picture before her final song – the ambient ‘Sickworld’ –  Midwife left her listeners on a pensive, transient note, encapsulated in the lyric: “I’m not here to stay / I’m just passing through”, before breaking the spell by moving to the merch stand to sell t-shirts and vinyl.

Midwife’s London debut was an understated, intensely memorable affair, heightened by the crowd’s willingness to provide her with their undivided, and much deserved attention.

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Photo Credit: Cam Smith

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LISTEN: GIHE on Soho Radio with Big Joanie 21.09.22

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, and Mari offered some of her “musical musings” too. They enthused about the eclectic mix of tracks on the playlist, their love for London duo Scrounge, and Kate revealed that her fear of technology stems from watching Terminator 2: Judgement Day on repeat throughout her childhood.

They were thrilled to have Chardine, Estella and Steph aka DIY punk legends Big Joanie join them on air again to talk about their latest single ‘Confident Man’, which is taken from the trio’s upcoming second album Back Home, due for release on 4th November. The band also spoke about their recent work organising Decolonise Fest, the inspiration behind the artwork on their new album, working with amazing producer Margo Broom at Hermitage Works Studios in North London, and their top tips for surviving life on the road whilst touring.

Listen below:

 

Tracklist
Noga Erez ft. Missy Elliott – NAILS
Maury Blu, Peaches – Vashti Part One
Lucy Dacus – Night Shift
Scrounge – Starve
O Hell – I Watch The Women
AGAAMA – Blackbox Oracle
Moglii, Palmaria – Volcano
TSHA, Clementine Douglas – Dancing In The Shadows
Tokky Horror – Jazz Music
New Pagans – Better People
SPRINTS – Literary Mind
Amaroun – Brown Skin Beauty
Perera Elsewhere – Who I Am
Big Joanie – Confident Man
**Interview with Big Joanie**
Gustaf – Best Behaviour
Grandmas House – Body
Connie Constance – Mood Hoover
Brutus – Victoria
adults – things we achieve
DIVES – Say
Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani – Waiting
th’sheridans – Luka
Perfume Genius – Queen
Jemma Freeman & The Cosmic Something – Helen Is A Reptile
The Big Moon – Trouble

(you can listen back to the our original 2019 interview with Big Joanie here too)