LISTEN: GIHE on Soho Radio with Fraulein (06.03.23)

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 1000 Beasts, Grandmas House, Alewya, Hannu Hu, LibraLibra, Nyokabi Kariũki and more.

They were also joined in the studio by Joni and Karsten aka grunge duo Fraulein. The London-based band spoke about the inspiration behind their recent single ‘Pet’ and chatted about the making of the accompanying video, shot by Lily Doidge. Joni also spoke about leading the guitar workshop for this year’s edition of First Timers Fest, and Tash and Kate validated Karsten’s continued admiration for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Fraulein will be playing live at The George Tavern in London on 27th April. Click here for the rest of their upcoming UK tour dates & tickets to their shows.

Listen back to the show below:

We’ll be back on Soho Radio on Monday 3rd April, 12-2pm!

Queen Latifah & Monie Love – Ladies First
1000 Beasts ft. Laura Elizabeth Hughes – Burning Flower
Alewya – Sweating
King Isis – in my ways
Miya Folick – Get Out Of My House
Grandmas House – Desire
Sona Koloyan – In The Air
JFDR – Spectator
Hannah Hu – Thirty
Jean Genie’s Massive Hugs – The Ferret
Shit Present – Fuck It
Earthlung – Joy
Periscopi Invertit – Ball pla de Tirig
Sidney Sinclaire – Aphrodite
Full Pelt – Better Off (chosen by Girls Rock London)
Lunch Machine – Pipe Dream Graveyard
Ezra Williams – Deep Routed
Fraulein – Pet
**Interview with Fraulein**
tummyache – Alive Again
AnnieMUSIC – The Way It Feels
Nyokabi Kariũki – Nazama
Girl Ray – Everybody’s Saying That
LibraLibra – Mother’s Ruin
Brix Smith – Fast Net
Aisha Badru – Lazy River
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way

Track Of The Day: Miya Folick – ‘Nothing To See’

Emotional, raw and beautifully resilient, Miya Folick‘s latest single ‘Nothing To See’ is a tender ode to rediscovering yourself in the aftermath of a painful breakup. Taken from her new EP 2007, which is set for release on 9th September via Nettwerk, through her clear vocals, candid lyrics and considered instrumentation, Folick accepts that love makes fools of us all, and gracefully reclaims the time she spent changing herself to suit the needs of an unappreciative lover.

“This song is about falling in love with someone emotionally unavailable,” explains the LA based songwriter. “Someone whose feelings and desires were so obscured to me and themselves, that I had to become a detective. I studied their life for clues and tried to fit the role of the person I thought they’d like. Eventually we broke up, and I realized that I’d lost the plot on my own life. My body and personality and life were so populated by the interests of this person, that once they were gone, there was nothing left to see. But, to me, this song isn’t bleak. I think there’s power in being brave enough to say ‘I was made a fool by you.’”

Despite the single’s painful context, ‘Nothing To See’ is a merciful, cathartic offering that reminds listeners that whilst unhealthy romantic infatuation can be draining, there’s comfort in knowing you can break free from the toxic cycle and rediscover your autonomy in the aftermath. This type of personal epiphany permeates the tracks on Folick’s upcoming EP, 2007, on which she scrutinises and forgives herself for feeling things so intensely.

Watch the visualiser for ‘Nothing To See’ below.

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Maya Folick Tour Dates 2022 (supporting Tove Lo)
29th October – Olympia Theater, Dublin, IE
1st November – SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow, UK
2nd November – Academy, Manchester, UK
3rd November – O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
5th November – The Roundhouse, London, UK

Photo Credit: Jonny Marlow

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Miya Folick – ‘Give It To Me’

“Some people see this as a last chance at love song and idgaf what you take from my music, but to me it’s more about insidious people who take and take and make false promises. And about feeling let down by the narrative you’ve been fed. It’s about recognising your worth and demanding it.”

Thrown back and forth by the force of a rollercoaster Miya Folick seems not so much to sing the words of latest single ‘Give It To Me’ but to drag them from somewhere deep within; sentiments hewn of blood and bone, which have been hidden but can no longer be left unsaid.

Even when wronged, love remains, but this song – as Folick says herself – is as much about learning self-love and shining that light on darker hearts. Not such a soft glowing light of romantic sunrise or submissive desire, this is a light of searing awe that burns into you, an uncompromising and raw cry demanding a return to balance. Lyrically and in melodic feel it is the rush of energy into the void hollowed out by another, by the system, by the weariness of the game changing even when you follow all their damn rules. The breath held as the coaster climbs, the unstoppable scream at the drop. The calm, the storm, and the raging inside throughout it all.

Having already toured North America with Foster The People and completed a stint around Europe this year, Folick is well lined up to reach a wider audience with her genre-defying sound of alt-rock guitars, punk snarl, and a vocal range between the whisper of folk and the spine-tingle of soul. ‘Give It To Me’ may well be the track which helps to bring her to the fore, powerfully blending this range of styles with cinematic scope.

Listen to ‘Give It To Me’ here:

‘Give It To Me’ is out on 3 November 2017 via Terrible Records.


Sarah Lay