Monday, Organ things? A Thing of the Day? Support your local girl gang…. SKINNY GIRL DIET are taking their raw punky old-school riot grrrl sound and diy attitude out for slice or two of wholesome guitar action tonight. A throwback to the glory days of Voodoo Queens, Bikini Kill, Heavens To Betsy and such, catch them at the Old Blue Last tonight, as recommended by our partners in crime over at LondonGigs
SKINNY GIRL DIET [EP LAUNCH PARTY] sharing a stage with ART TRIP AND THE STATIC SOUND and PUFFER. Entry is free, doors at 8pm, The Old Blue Last 38, Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2. Tonight being Monday 14th July 2014.
“This music is wonderful: brash, unafraid, reared and raised on my peers (Babes In Toyland, Heavens To Betsy, old school grunge). Female. Teenage. Reminds me of Skinned Teen a little, but it would. Riot Grrrl, like I always understood it … i.e. female empowering, and not scared to experiment with new musical forms, and not rooted. Exciting, because this music could go anywhere. There’s a Tumblr blog full of cat pictures and vaguely menacing attitude. Of course there is. There’s a great song on the MySpace called ‘Eyes That Paralyze’ which mixes the spirit of the ‘lost’ Slits Rough Trade/Y album with some Furious Pig-style harmonics and wickedly distorted guitars. Of course there is. The band are from London. Of course they … no wait, that’s one reason why they sound so refreshing. This music is often American. Miasmic repetition. Sure there’s miasmic repetition. There are a couple of free downloads on the Soundcloud page. Of course there are … and of course they aren’t the best songs. Nathan from The Gossip would LOVE this – it’s Gothic, grunge AND teen female.” Everett True