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Loud Women Vol. 2: Track Listing Revealed

Our friends over at Loud Women just released the track listing for the upcoming second volume compilation album and it looks like a banger! Check out the bands below, pre-order the album over at Loud Women’s Bandcamp page (it’s only 5 pounds!) and get ready for Loud Women Fest 4 in September.

Loud Women: Volume Two (track listing)

1 The Franklys Not Guilty
2 The Txlips The Lost One
3 I, Doris The Girl From Clapham
4 The Menstrual Cramps No Means No
5 The Cleopatras Forty
6 LIINES Never Wanted This
7 PUSSYLIQUOR My Body My Choice
8 Pleasure Venom Hive
9 ARXX Iron Lung
10 Ms. Mohammed Never Again
11 The Baby Seals It’s Not About the Money, Honey
12 Peach Club Not Your Girl
13 T-Bitch Frighty Nighty
14 Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something Someone Else to Blame
15 Jelly Cleaver Yarl’s Wood
16 Secondhand Underpants The Anthem
17 Gaptooth Post-Patriarchy Disco
18 Vaginas, what else? Loose Tile
19 GGAllan Partridge I Feel Lobe
20 Hurtling Don’t Know Us
21 Personal Best Radio
22 Bridget Hart Poetry Let Loose Lucy

4 Fresh Contemporary Protest Albums

The world is burning. Lucky for us though, there are creative people out there making beautiful things in the fire. Here are 5 contemporary protest albums fresh out of the oven for you to kick around to.


Guilty As Anybody by Declan Kennedy

‘Guilty As Anybody’ is well executed mixture of pop rock and folk music by a young Chicago-native who currently resides in Nashville. From the swingin’ Common Crime to the acoustic and very honest Warning Signs to the sociopolitical examination that is the title track, Declan explores all sides of himself as well as the environment around him in what is an extremely catchy and enjoyable solo album.

For people in Nashville there will be a record release show at The Cobra on August 4th, with some special guests, so check that out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2337408499873844


A Toast To The Rich & Powerful by Father Fury

“Father Fury is an anarchist priest-fronted rock n’ roll band from Georgia.” We have nothing to add to this. Just check it out.


Slacktivist by Amy Naylor

Amy Naylor is a singer-songwriter with a passion for the world around her and how to use positivity and frequency to affect and perhaps change it.

As a certified music educator she uses her talent to teach people to play the Humber Taiko, she works with adults and children with special education needs, gives songwriting workshops as well as being part of several different music projects and collectives.

Her new album ‘Slacktivist’ explores identity, social relationships, the environment, politics and more aspects of this world. A highly listenable and chilled out album that shows a mature and experienced artists using her voice to the best of her talent.


Psychopaths and other Tails by Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores

This veteran group uses haunting vocals and a variety of instruments mixed with humorous lyrics to tackle current issues in the UK and elsewhere.

“The musical melange draws in left-bank swing, Balkan gypsy dreamscape, jazz waltz fusion and cowgirl reggae-hop all bound together with sentient political verse with a razor edge that feels no need to growl before it bites.” – Graham, Macstock Organiser


New The 1975 Song Ft. Greta Thunberg

Across Europe these days people are experiencing soaring temperatures and devastatingly unusual heat. Nearby, in one of the geographically largest countries on the planet, wildfires in Russia are spreading at an alarming rate. In Iceland, a memorial plaque has been created for first glacier in the country that has fallen victim to climate change.

So The 1975‘s recent release of their new song that features the voice of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is timely, to say the least. The track builds up beautifully and dramatically woven entirely through and around Greta’s speech which she, now famously, presented to the United Nations.

Protest music does not have to only be an unknown troubadour with a Guthrie sticker on his/her guitar. It comes in many forms and more importantly, like everything else today like journalism or activism, it must be a collective effort.

This collaboration between The 1975 and Greta Thunberg is a fantastic example of how larger artists can use their voice for good. Greta’s message will now reach countless people, young and old, which is highly important in these times of distorted narratives. The song will not change the problems we are facing, but it can change a mind or two.

Additionally Greta asked that all revenues from the song’s sales should go to Extinction Rebellion.