PREVIEW: Women In Revolt @ The Central Bar
By Michael Hann on October 16, 2012 in Music
For a lot of bands the purpose of existing is to plug in and play. However for others it is a platform to build worlds, challenge preconceptions and taboos.
Women In Revolt sit squarely in the latter category, a seven strong gang from Newcastle who mix up dirty garage rock, gender politics and a wicked sense of humour and who are set to launch their new double A-side single Oestrogynal Itch/Ragdolls at The Central Bar in Gateshead on Thursday 18 October.
“The band came together through Sheena Revolta [singer] really, she recruited people she knew like Rosie Palmer our guitarist and Mitch [drummer].” Says Lady Annabella, the band’s dancer, backing vocalist and percussionist. “Rhythm guitarist Sugar Hill and bassist Sadie Retox had sterling reputations as rocking women.
“We thrive on being different and unique as we’ve probably all felt like outsiders at some point in our lives and we wanna represent all the other people who have ever felt that way too. The word ‘trash’ can be a bit overused with us, but it really is a great word to sum up our aesthetic – it’s fun, it’s a bit worn around the edges, it’s throwaway, it’s sleazy.”
With songs which concern the “anthemic call to the ‘powers that be’ for free sanitary products” (Ragdolls) and the philosophy and observations of Betty White of the Golden Girls (Oestrogynal Itch) expect some low down, dirty fun.
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