Words - Daisy Dunn
Decided to stay in today instead of braving this apocalyptic snow?
What better way to spend your time than by listening to some wonderful female fronted bands! Here are three of our current favourites you should check out, and when/where you can see them.
Originally from London, Laura Misch is currently on her own independently organised tour around the UK, with her first ever gig in Leeds being to a packed Headrow House audience last week. Her latest LP was written and recorded in her own bedroom and on hearing her music you can feel the unapologetic warmth and homeliness oozing through. If emotive electronic soul is your kind of thing then Laura’s definitely for you. Layering her melodic saxophone lines with deep synths and honest lyrics her music works as both relaxing at home and also incredibly infatuating live. She proves that as a musician , producer and lyricist she needs nothing more than herself to fill a room and bring you to an almost meditative state.
So, go jump in the bath and have a listen, alternatively catch her at World Island Festival in May.
Made up of Kat, Luke and Dan, Leeds based band Polo have been making a new name for indie music and you’d be silly not to find out why. Releasing their album entitled ‘Alice’ last year, the trio have since caused quite a stir with their catchy choruses and experimental instrumentation. With moments of lyrical sadness and anger accompanied by contrasting uplifting melodies the trio are cleverly succeeding in creating dance music without the cheesy element so many associate it with, and if that isn't something to be proud of, I don't know what is! Kat’s smooth vocals swim perfectly alongside jolted and at times unnerving keyboard melodies, which although harsh still encourage you to boogie on down if you so wish - again just making us love this band even more. They're quickly becoming one of our favourites.
Go see them do their thing at Hyde Park Book Club on April 21st.
If you haven't heard of The Orielles then honestly, where have you been? Since releasing their latest album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ this month, music critics have been going crazy for the coolest trio in town, and when you get round to hearing it, you’ll see why. Made up of sisters Esmé Dee, Sidonie B and their pal Henry, The Orielles originally formed in Halifax after meeting at a house party, and their music does nothing but express this youthful and fun image. A mixture of unfocussed lyrics and multiple changes in topic throughout , this album is a wonderful jumble of everything you wouldn't necessarily expect from a young indie pop band. They take influence from Tarantino films, mix this with electronic inserts while simultaneously including subtle but effective jazz- like quirks, however somehow through all of this have created an incredibly dynamic album with a surprising amount of depth. It’s sparkly and new and exciting and we love it.
Head down and see them on their current tour - they’ll be playing at Brudenell Social Club on the 13th April.