Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore band based in South East London.
Their music combines manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies. They are known for their explosive live performances, with influences such as: Refused, White Lung, Bikini Kill, RVIVR, Propagandhi, At The Drive In and War On Women.
Petrol Girls formed in 2013 for an international women's day gig, identify explicitly as a feminist band and draw on personal experiences to challenge and ridicule sexism, as well as exploring wider political themes, such as alienation, mental health and the current anti-austerity movement.
Camberley based hardcore punk formed and brought together by their love for all that is loud, fast and melodic. Previously a four-piece, Drones saw the departure of their vocalist Daly George before they welcomed ex-Fallow Fields singer Lois McDougall and Bayeux bassist Tim Kramer, now on guitar.
Cryptic Street is a four-piece musical riot, ready to rock your patriarchal ears and mess with your brain. They’re serving alternative post-punk madness fresh out of their DIY framework, as they gear up to take over the world from their humble Maltese roots.
The Cryptic ladies experienced an uproar in their musical genre back in 2016, and exposed a new era of the band. Leona (vocals), Janelle (guitars), Leanne (bass) and Michelle (drums) threw their fiery personalities into overdrive, and created the knicker-twisting yet introspective stylings they are known for today.
Formerly known as Kamikaze Girls but changing their name to Cultdreams in 2019, this Leeds/London Riot Grrrl duo consists of vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson. Together they have used music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health. Their aim has always been to show their strength and solidarity to other young people in the same position, through their vitriolic fuzz-rock and to work alongside other bands in the scene to help stamp out gender stereotypes in music for good.
Their sound is an amalgamation of their own pop sensibilities and 90s Riot Grrrl, citing the likes of Bikini Kill, L7 and Sleater Kinney as their main inspiration. The band’s raw live shows have become synonymous with the DIY/punk scene.