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48 female-led pop/punk rock recommendations from Facebook

48 female-led pop/punk rock recommendations from Facebook
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I ask this question on Facebook: Can anyone recommend me some female-led indie/punk rock from 2014? And I get the following in response…

As with yesterday’s post, all of these come recommended – i.e. this isn’t just some random list of female-led pop/punk rock – but if they have stars next to their names it means I’m totally already digging their righteous groove. The only criteria for inclusion is that I mustn’t have written about them on Collapse Board already, which counts out the following suggestions…

She Makes War
Silver Fox
Mere Women
The Wharves
The Fireworks
Las Kellies
La Luz
The Lovely Eggs
Shannon And The Clams

…among many, many others.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITES, and I will write about them in a future column.



Beverley Kills

No Ditching

Alison’s Birthday

Lady Neptune


* As Ondas

The Ethical Debating Society

* Frau (free download)

* Good Throb (free download)

* The Tuts

* Hallie And The Annies (free download)

* Deers (free download)

* Hysterics

* The Drink

* Manflu

Rag ‘N Bone



The Girl Fridas (free download)

Men Oh Pause

High Tension


Stillsuit (free download)

* No Babies (free download)


Kill All Hipsters


* Bernays Propaganda (free download)


September Girls

* See Gulls (free download)

Sex Stains

Crazy Band

* Girlpool

* The Lovely Wars

* Cruising

Cherry Glazerr

Ex Hex

* Katie Eastburn

Former Careless Talk Costs Lives cover star.




* My Therapist Says Hot Damn (free download)

* Rattle

The Vinyl Records

Big Joanie (free download)

Keel Her

Good Throb live photography: Yellow Green Red

See previous post from 2010: 21 femme-led pop/punk recommendations from Facebook

35 Responses to 48 female-led pop/punk rock recommendations from Facebook

  1. Liz May 19, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    WILD BALBINA! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyy1eHc9kSA

  2. Liz May 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    1 vote for TeenCanteen please! thanks

  3. Daddy Issues band May 20, 2014 at 12:17 am

    One vote for See Gulls! Fellow NC lady rockers!

  4. Eric Jarvis May 20, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Some ace stuff there. Tempted to vote for Honeyblood or TeenCanteen, but when it comes down to it I just find Marmozets earworm me like crazy the moment I stop listening to anything else. So a vote for Marmozets.

  5. Niek May 20, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Definetily Tweens. Party vibes all around, everyone invited

  6. Gaz May 20, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Bleached, of course.

  7. justwilliam1959 May 20, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    It has to be the Tuts!

  8. Rich May 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Good Throb

  9. jeansmith May 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Mecca Normal


  10. Su Chun Lee May 21, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Allisons birthday is pretty neat. Go Shawty, it’s Allisons birthday, we’re gonna party like it’s Allisons birthday, we’re gonna sip Bacardi like it’s Allisons birthday

  11. Steve McCabe May 21, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Alisons Birthday!

  12. Lesley Doveton May 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

    THE TUTS!!!

  13. jeansmith May 21, 2014 at 12:14 am

    ^^ ya, not into ‘voting’

  14. Everett True May 21, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Well, between you and me Jean, it’s only a device to draw more people here so they can share in and (hopefully) discover some female awesomeness.

  15. Tangerine May 21, 2014 at 3:04 am

    alison’s birthday

  16. Manosand May 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Honeyblood and Makthaverskan!!

  17. limaragda May 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    The Fireworks!

  18. Claudia May 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Hysterics (they’re fucking great, go see them play!)
    yeah Sex Stains (hi Allison)
    Alison’s Birthday (if I lived in the UK, I’d ask you to play the drums with you .. you’re what I’d like to do)

  19. Robyn Werkhoven May 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    ALISON’S BIRTHDAY great – haunting sound. Would love to have their music playing at art exhibition BLOOD opening night.
    Love to feature the group in online STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE ARTS ZINE!

  20. Aug Stone May 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I vote for The Lovely Wars (their ‘Young Love’ was my favourite song of 2013) and Makthaverskan.

  21. Janine Ellis May 22, 2014 at 1:02 am

    ALISON’S BIRTHDAY all the way baby

  22. Chard Smith May 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Bipolar Gentlemen :):

  23. Claudia May 22, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Sex Stains!!! OMG so great, this makes me live, loooooveeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  24. Dinos Drums May 23, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Another here for ALISON’S BIRTHDAY!

  25. Ryan Montgomery May 27, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Alison’s Birthday, definitely! Absolutely amazing!

  26. Geoff The Postman June 3, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Last time I replied to one of these, I was able to offer you, amongst others, Shannon & The Clams, Los Cripis and Theee Bat. Nothing in this list matches those and with one or two exceptions are bands I’ve not seen live, but I think there might be something that you’ll like.

    The Leather Girls

    The Excitements

    Ana Threat

    The Shall-I-Say-Quois

    The Darkies

    The Mercies

    Les Colettes


    Baggy Attitude

    Lust Cats Of The Gutter

    That’s A No No!

    The Happy Kids


    The Chain Letters

    The Bloodtypes

    Broken Water

    Courtney & The Crushers


    The Bang Girl Group Revue

    Mascara Nites


    Ministry Of Wolves
    (Three men, one woman, all of whom take a turn to front the band)

    Garbo’s Daughter

    and finally, a band you’re already familiar with, but for the first time in hi-fidelity …
    Ye Nuns

    There are several female fronted acts I’ve liked of late that you’ve previously covered. Think these ones are all new to Collapse Board; Apologies if that’s not the case.

  27. Everett True June 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Awesome. Man alive I have so much to write about coming out of this.

  28. Alex June 5, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Ever heard Skating Polly?

  29. Cate Selewitz June 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Thrift – led by Anna Carmela

  30. Kitty June 12, 2014 at 11:41 pm


  31. laurenekurtis June 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    For anyone who wants to check out Rag N Bone this is a better video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz35UehzlyE

  32. nickpeters June 19, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Great list. Was going to suggest Tacocat, but a quick search shows that you have already covered them, although it looks like it was very briefly, so I don’t feel bad about mentioning them again.

  33. Andyi July 1, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Pretty sure you haven’t done The Middle Ones:
    Nothing out this year, but lots last year, very much active.

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