London based all female punk band Lady Rage who are bringing grungy undertones with rock riffs thick with Riot Grrrl attitude. Currently in the process of writing their debut album which is set for release in February 2023, they will be touring through out the rest of this year, including an appearance at the Rebellion Festival on Saturday 6th August.
Backseat Mafia caught up with the band to find out what make them tick and what we can expect from them in the future.
Can you give us a potted history of the band
We started in 2019 & found each other on the mean streets of social media & various “musicians wanted” websites. We released a few singles & a music video before a small set back happened in 2020.
When the world regained consciousness & musicians were aloud back outside to play, we re submerged with a partial new lineup & new music. We’ve released 2 singles/music videos this year, supported Days N Daze & GBH & will be playing Rebellion festival on Saturday, 6th August.
Who inspired you to start making music
My dad inspired me as he was a lead vocalist in a band in the 70s & he has always been into alternative music which is how I got into it.
McFly. I’d been playing guitar since i was 5 years old but had never really considered it anything more than a hobby. Then i’m 2004, their first single 5 Colours In her Hair dropped and something in me just CLICKED – I suddenly realised I wanted to do what these guys were doing, I wanted to be in a band with my mates, play music and go on tour.
Mum would make mix tapes off of the radio. Music was always in the house plus I liked the look of the drum kit
And the one or maybe two records that inspired you artistically
Motely Crue – Kick Start My heart because after reading The Dirt it changed my life
My Chemical Romance’s “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.” The world sometimes sucks and it’ll punch you in the face for trying to make it better. This album makes you want to keep fighting using art and a fuck-load of colour as the weapon.
The Number of the Beast because of Steve Harris’ incredible basslines
Probably Sargent peppers Lonley hearts club band & Quadraphonia by the who
If you’re trying to explain whom you sound like to someone that’s never heard you, what do you say
Siren: A loud wall of noise that’ll make your ears bleed.
Tell us about your new single
Our new single/music video “Bit By Bit” lyrically is about fighting your demons & hitting your lowest after being at your highest. It’s inspired by wanting to play loud noisy music & to shout in peoples faces.
Where can we get hold of it
The single will be released Friday, 6th August on Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify & most other music platforms.
Tell us how you write
Usually aBomb writes the guitar riffs then Emilala & The Cannibal will put bass & drums to that & then I add my vocals & lyrics. Recently we just finished a song written by Emilala too.
Tell us about your live show and how much have you been missing it recently
As a band we are very visual, the music is obviously important too but we like to make an impact on your ears & your eyes.
We like to put on a whole performance not just play music live. We have a section where we shoot what we call “slut juice” into the audience members mouths (it’s just a concoction alcohol btw). We think it’s important to interact with the crowd as much as possible. We want our shows to be memorable & entertaining.
What can we expect from you in the near future
So our next single is out this Friday 5th August along with our music video which you guys are premiering the day before, Thursday 4th August. We are playing Rebellion festival this weekend on the Saturday 6th August like I already mentioned. We are supporting The Soap girls for a Halloween show on 28th Oct, supporting The Healthy Junkies as well as various other gigs this year.
Also we in the middle of writing an album which will be out at the start of next year.
Tell us your favourite records that’s rocking your headphones/tour bus/stereo
Siren: Johnny Thunders, Wargasm & Amyl And The Sniffers
Yungblud – Weird
The Unforgiving album
Check out the bands track Because F You, below: