Under the bonnet with Lia Mice

Lia Mice’s music sits satisfying between genres. The beats are industrial, the sounds often atonal, the vocals often alien. Yet occasionally she’ll offer up a baseline or a melody that engages your electro-pop sensibilities, or equally deliver a pick up in pace that places her in the techno sphere. She balances all these elements and … Continue reading Under the bonnet with Lia Mice

5 ways to get inspired by Let’s Eat Grandma’s ‘I’m All Ears’

One band with an already-guaranteed place on my 2018 top album and gig lists is Let's Eat Grandma. At Primavera they hypnotised with their surreal live tactics – handclapping games, falling on the floor, nonstop instrument swaps. Since that gig, their latest album I'm All Ears has been a day-to-day staple: it gives something new with … Continue reading 5 ways to get inspired by Let’s Eat Grandma’s ‘I’m All Ears’

Under the bonnet with La Leif

La Leif is the current project of electronic producer Francine Perry: Goldsmiths-educated sound engineer, endlessly curious field recording collector, and a founding member of the brilliant Omnii collective, who are busy levelling the music production playing field for women and non-binary folk. At her live shows, Fran uses analogue methods to create driving, gritty, industrial dance … Continue reading Under the bonnet with La Leif

Getting girls on stage: Why we need to demystify live music situations

In a couple of weeks’ time I’m going to be volunteering at the Girls Rock London women’s music camp. Twenty five women are going to turn up, learn the basics of a new instrument, form a band, write a song, and play a gig. All in the space of three days. I’m so excited to … Continue reading Getting girls on stage: Why we need to demystify live music situations