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)

LISTEN: Grandmas House – ‘Body’

A brooding cacophony of post punk sound that was born from the desire to overcome the discomfort that facing your own reflection can cause, Bristol trio Grandmas House have shared their latest single ‘Body’. Released via Brace Yourself Records, the track is full of candid vocals, cathartic lyrics and boisterous riffs that aim to dismantle the strained relationships we have with our own bodies.

Formed of Yasmin Berndt (vocals, guitar), Poppy Dodgson (vocals, drums) and Zoë Zinsmeister (bass), Grandmas House combine gritty guitars, thudding percussion and a joyful dose of sarcasm to create their commanding and catchy anthems. Formed in late 2018, the band released their self-titled debut EP in October 2021, which covered everything from dismantling the patriarchy, to celebrating queer love, to a penchant for local pasties. Now, the trio are back with their new single ‘Body’, which they initially teased on their TikTok with a clip that has since gone viral, reaching over 400k views.

“‘Body’ is an anthem for anyone that’s ever felt uncomfortable in their own skin,” the band explain. “It’s an urgent statement about disassociation, feeling trapped and not recognising yourself in the mirror, it’s an ode to anyone who has ever felt different.” When the trio simultaneously chant “haven’t seen myself for a second of the day / it feels like everyone is growing / and I just stay the same”, they capture the uneasiness of existing in an insecure skin, whilst putting their own corrosive, riotous spin on this feeling to alleviate the pressure.

Listen to ‘Body’ below.

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Photo Credit: Harry Steel

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LISTEN: GIHE on Soho Radio – Teenage Dreams 24.08.22

Tash, Kate and Mari were all physically in the Soho Radio studio together for the first time EVER for this month’s Get In Her Ears New Music show! They played an eclectic mix of tracks from some of their favourite female, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ artists.

The team also took some time to reminisce about the tunes that helped them through their formative years in their special #TeenageDreams section at the end of the show. Kate opted for pure angst with a classic Avril Lavigne anthem, Mari was raging away to The Distillers in her local rock club, and Tash was very busy pretending to understand the full context of Alanis Morissette’s ‘You Oughta Know’ at the tender age of twelve.

Listen back below:

Tracklist
Garbage – Cherry Lips (Go Go Baby)
Connie Constance – Till The World’s Awake
Victoria Canal – Swan Song
Beckie Margaret – August Nights
Mannequin Death Squad – Super Mental Psycho
BRUTUS – Liar
Halina Rice – Helix
Nameless Twin – My Eyes Went Black
Midnight Ambulance – Smoke and Sweets
A.A. Williams – Golden
Big Joanie – In My Arms
Electric Pets – That Way
Femegades – Daddy Says
Jadu Heart – Cocoon
070 Shake – Skin & Bones
Seraphina Simone – Milk Teeth
LOLAWOLF – Whole House
Midwife – Enemy
Obli – Hei
AGAAMA – Sarehole Mill
Gemma Laurence – Lavender
Sophie Jamieson – Sink
Fruity – BT9
Kindred Fawn – Neon World
**Teenage Dreams Section**
Avril Lavigne – Losing Grip
The Joy Formidable – The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade
Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy
The Distillers – City Of Angels
All Saints – Never Ever
Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
Olivia Newton John – Hopelessly Devoted

Track Of The Day: Chorusgirl – ‘Don’t Go Back to ’89’

Having announced the much-anticipated (by me in particular!) release of her third album this Autumn, Silvi Wersing – aka Chorusgirl – has now shared her first new single in a few years, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Following their self-titled debut album in 2015, and 2018’s perfectly titled follow-up Shimmer and Spin, this new offering could not be more welcome.

Flowing with a majestic, swirling grace, ‘Don’t Go Back To ’89‘ poignantly reflects on feelings of nostalgia and hopelessness. Propelled by a shimmering splendour and glistening celestial charm, it’s a beautiful slice of jangly dream-pop, sparkling with a glowing summer haze, whilst tinged with stirring undertones of darkness. With a scuzzy, whirring energy reminiscent of the lilting allure of early ’90s shoegaze/post-punk such as Cocteau Twins or Pixies, it’s a perfectly captivating immersive introspection for anyone in need of some calming aural therapy.

Of the track, Silvi explains:

Thematically, it riffs off the following idea: what if you could travel back in time in order to save a loved one? What if you’d have to do this over and over and over again, because it turns out that that person cannot be saved? What if you still can’t stop trying again and again though, and end up stuck in a never-ending loop?

I must admit, I’ve felt quite emotional hearing Silvi’s voice again, with Chorusgirl’s previous two albums having provided so much comfort to me in the past. What she’s able to create is just utterly unique; a soothing amalgamation of influences resulting in truly blissful soundscapes.

Mixing Super 8 footage of a dancer with images of Silvi with a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic allure, watch the Busby Berkeley-inspired new video for ‘Don’t Go Back To ’89’ here:

Colapso Calypso, the upcoming third album from Chorusgirl, is set for release on 14th October.

Mari Lane
@marimindles