UK QUEENS OF RIOT VENUS GRRRLS RELEASE AUTUMN ANTHEM “ARIES”
FFO: Yonaka, Crawlers, Dream Wife, Wolf Alice, Garbage
Ethereal and tenacious, VENUS GRRRLS are an all-girl rock band from Leeds promoting the participation, acknowledgement, and respect of women in the music industry. Aiming to bring fortitude and activism through hard hitting alternative rock music, the quintet use electronic and astrological sounds to amplify their sonic signature.
Most recent release ‘Violet State of Mind’ received support from Jack Saunders, Nells Hylton and Gemma Bradley on BBC Radio 1, Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music and was playlisted on both Radio X and SiriusXM making them one of the hottest new UK bands of 2022.
“Aries is an ode to a powerful woman, with an utterly intimidating yet mesmerising presence. Celebrating the power of the woman; their dominance, assertion, and persistence under the relentlessness of the patriarchy, Aries is our experience of meeting a woman who awakens parts of yourself you never knew existed”
– VENUS GRRRLS
Watch / Listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKEnwYKpT4M
Lead singer GK says:
“The writing process began with the basic ‘oooh ah oooh’ vocal melody at the start. It was stuck in my head and that meant I knew I needed to do something with it. With the song being centred around a powerful woman, naturally, connotations of fire entered my head. This is where we decided to centre it around one of the Zodiac Fire signs, almost personifying it to be an actual human. With the astrological parallels, we wanted the character of the song to be vast and spacious sonically, yet also hard hitting and sure of itself like the woman who inspired it”
With singer/rhythm guitarist Grace Kelly (GK) fronting the band, she is joined by Jess Ayres (Lead Guitar), Hannah Barraclough (Bass), Grace Stubbings (Synth) and Gabby Cooke (Drums). Implementing Riot Grrrl aesthetics and ideologies and after playing with the likes of Dream Wife, Crawlers, Black Honey, and The Pale White, and as heard on the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Intro, and Radio X, VENUS GRRRLS intend to contribute to the elimination of archaic interpretations and preconceptions toward women in rock.
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