February 17, 2015

Female-fronted bands: 1995 and most importantly, 2015

As I am spending a ton of time thinking about and writing about female-fronted bands with significant albums released 20 years ago (Sixpence None the Richer, Hoi Polloi, Fleming & John, and Morella's Forest, most notably), I am having an amazing discovery period during the first two months of this year. I keep finding awesome new female-fronted bands that are releasing new music NOW.

Earlier in 2015 I discovered and wrote about Bandit and Cayetana, who have both released debut albums in the past few months.

Just moments ago, I discovered Football, etc. Here is a terrific new tune from an upcoming EP/7", and they have a large discography you can stream/purchase on Bandcamp (including free downloads of all of their songs that have appeared on 7" records.)
 

Also this week I discovered Speedy Ortiz. I was so impressed by "Raising the Skate", the first song I have ever heard from them, I immediately pre-ordered their upcoming album on gold vinyl.
 

Feb. 19 update: So a day after I posted this, I discovered another great female-fronted rock band, Bully. Paste Magazine did a great profile of them. They are from Nashville and fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Alicia Bognanno.

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