The culturally in tune will already be aware that August was a truly wonderful month for women. However for those of you slightly less socially aware, The New York Post have some good news for females everywhere... "Boobs are back in a big way" as if that could even be a thing.
The news has of course rocked the world of women, sending us girls into a wild frenzy, desperately ransacking our mothers collection of old boobs she has saved up from the 80's, shoved in the back of her wardrobe in spare shoe boxes. Women are now officially, "culturally trendy" as The Muse so eloquently put it, which begs the question.... why is it still so rare to find women making a name for themselves on the indie music scene?
So, since women of Indie are still an apparent rarity on festival line ups and radio playlists, here are seven Indie tunes penned and performed by women, to add to your playlists.
Black Honey // Corrine
Formed in Brighton, Black Honey are a warm fuzz through your radio, with sweet talking vocals and noise pop guitars, Corrine is a desert lullaby, leaving you reminiscent of a time and place you remember like a dream, polaroid visions flickering across your Nana's CRT television set.
Dream Wife // Somebody
Surreal and sometimes uncanny is the least you can expect from a band formed by 3 art students living in Brighton but Dream Wife's nervy dreampunk sound takes artistry o a new level. Rakal Mjöll's cloudy vocals leave you caught in a woozy romance only to wake you from the dream with lyrics like ice down your back when your shower breaks.
"I am not my body I am somebody," is the line which first caught my attention, a line which resonates among a generation of women grown tired of being told that feminism is a fad, a fashion statement as fleeting as flared trousers and flower crowns.
The Big Moon // Silent Movie Susie
London four piece with a vintage fuzz, a humid smoky sunset, saturated with nostalgia. Halfway between bubblegum and avantgarde The Big Moon are at the forefront of the noise pop revival currently rippling its way through the indie music scene.
Anteros // Breakfast
"Bitter dreampop" rockers from London are a sparkling Pink Moscato fizz on your tongue. Laura Hayden is effortless, ennui as she struts across her stage, somewhere between cloud 9 and the half-hearted aftermath of a student's house party, pastel balloons drifting in a corner, glitter in your eyelashes and sequins on the stairs.
Misty Miller (Bad Parents) // Best Friend
Honey streaked with broken glass, Misty Miller is lipstick stains smudged across your cheek, a concoction of melancholic growing pains, years of biting back and scare your parents punk. Audacious electric guitars cutting through blissful harmonies, Miller is most captivating when she glowers into the camera lens, reeling you in with a strangely sensual tone. Now writing and performing as one half of the duo Bad Parents, Miller is "falling back in love with music," blooming, soft and sublime like a shoot breaking through the debris on the forest floor, stretching and yawning after a long winter.
Cyberbully Mom Club // Better Than That
4am, the incandescent glow of a blue light casts watery patterns on your carpet, with the curtains caught in the draught from your open window. With a blanket wrapped around your shoulders Cyberbully Mom Club's disjointed melodies lull you. Shari Heck's lyrics are more than just honest, they're the thoughts that whisper in your ear on nights of isolation. They're intimate conversations you have in your head when its been raining for days and you're feeling pensive.
ZuZu // What You Want
In their second single, What You Want, Zuzu are brave faced at the roadside, with grit in their teeth. With balmy guitar fuzz that rises with your chest and the hairs on your neck, this zealous indie rock band channel optimistic adolescence with velvety vocal lines which melt in your mouth as your lips curve around lightly salted lyrics; "Whether you like it or not, you're gonna see me a lot, whether you like it or not."