Re-Covered: Sally-Anne’s Illustrated Favourite Albums

If you’re anything like us, throughout Lockdown you may have been seeking refuge in some of your favourite records, perhaps rediscovering some old classics along the way. So, for this new feature, illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman re-imagines her favourite ten albums of all time by painting their covers in her own unique style, using watercolours.

Check out the seventh of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the last few over the next couple of weeks…

Lunachicks- Pretty Ugly
This fearsome group of all female punk rockers hail from New York City where they began blasting riffs in the late 1980s. I discovered this album as a teenager and was immediately hooked by the pop culture references, obscenities and choppy punk guitars. It’s another band I wanted to be in, they seemed such a tight knit bunch of musicians that promoted feminism through having fun and being bold, all whilst being in a kick-ass punk rock band covered in glitter.

Sally-Anne Hickman
@sallyshinystars

Re-Covered: Sally-Anne’s Illustrated Favourite Albums

If you’re anything like us, throughout Lockdown you may have been seeking refuge in some of your favourite records, perhaps rediscovering some old classics along the way. So, for this new feature, illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman re-imagines her favourite ten albums of all time by painting their covers in her own unique style, using watercolours.

Check out the sixth of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the rest over the next few weeks…

The Muffs- Hamburger
This compilation album features songs, outtakes and demos recorded between 1991 and 1999. It really captures the punk-pop-rock sounds that this band is renowned for. It’s garage-pop at its finest with most songs coming in at three minutes, each with a tip of the hat to 1960s girl bands. Its choppy, distorted guitars, layered with the sweet vocal harmonies and rasping growl of Kim Shattuck, all add up a bumper album of songs. Complete classic.

 

Sally-Anne Hickman
@sallyshinystars

Track Of The Day: Duck – ‘R*ck St*r’

Having played The Finsbury for us not just once, but twice, DUCK are firm favourites of ours here at Get In Her Ears. And now, following joyous offerings such as 2017’s ‘Stereo’, and a revised line-up with the addition of Evangeline, they’ve shared an infectious new single.

A song about those weird narcissistic blokes in bands (sure we’ve all known a few!) and how their days are numbered, hopefully, ‘R*ck St*r’ is a playful slice of quirky punk-pop racing with pulsating, funk-filled beats and scuzzy, whirring hooks. Oozing  a vibrant, danceable energy, it fuses together a range of colourful sonic delights, creating a wonderfully eccentric cacophony. Of the track, the band explain:

The song is a takedown of all the weirdie narcissistic men of rock we’ve encountered (and beyond) hiding behind the ‘sad boy’ image in order to abuse others, clinging on to the outdated notion of entitled stardom and basking in their own self-proclaimed god-like genius.


DUCK’s upcoming album, There Are No Normal Conversations Any More, is set for release this Autumn via Hell Hath No Fury Records. 

Mari Lane
@marimindles