I would definitely recommend Big Joanie - a very exciting black feminist punk band who recently played a huge show with Bikini Kill
at the Brixton Academy.
FOR FANS OF - Bikini Kill
, The Distillers, Pixies LISTEN TO - 'Allegedly' is incredible - with its sneering refrain - 'its always someone else'.
PICKING up the baton from 1990s riot 'grrrl' bands such as Bikini Kill
and Sleater-Kinney that combined feminist consciousness with punk-style politics is San Francisco-based Drama.
The slogan's invention is credited to US punk band Bikini Kill
, who produced a feminist publication called Girl Power in 1991.
The "Riot Grrrl Manifesto," published in a zine put out by feminist punk band Bikini Kill
in 1991, plainly stated the case for reclaiming the word: "BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak."
For her third record, Girl Talk, Nash put together an all-girl group to thrash out punk rock numbers inspired by underground bands such as Bikini Kill
Twisted Up seems to be two songs: one a volume-peaking Bikini Kill
buzzfest, the other a horny Lily Allen cover.
Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna is in her Manhattan apartment looking at the Empire State Building through the bars of her window, which is kind of a metaphor for what the former Bikini Kill
and Le Tigre frontwoman has gone through.
* In August 1990, Cobain and Kathleen Hanna of the band Bikini Kill
were hanging out when Hanna wrote "Kurt smells like teen spirit" in sharpie all over the wall of a motel.
With Jigsaw creator Toby Vail she formed Bikini Kill
, a feminist punk band characterized by didactic lyrics, an ironically girlish appearance, and a "girls to the front" philosophy.
Also big influences from Debbie Harry, Posion Ivy (from The Cramps), Wanda Woodward W(played by Traci Lords) in the film Cry Baby, The Clash, Kathleen Hannah from Bikini Kill
and I'm influenced from different films and TV like The Rocky Horror Show and Twin Peaks.
Having been abused as a child and sickened at what she saw as the casual chauvinism of 90s America, she launched punk band Bikini Kill
and, unwittingly, inspired the 'Riot Grrrl' movement that changed not just the face of music but made Hanna, now 45, a cultural icon.