Stunning listeners with her emotional candour, Van Etten sang songs about abusive relationships, love and self-discovery. She has since grown as a musician, moving into scoring and blending cinematic elements with rock music. For over a decade, Annie Clark has traversed different styles and sounds, and is equally at home in singer-songwriter mode as she is recording avant-rock concept albums with David Byrne. A musical shape-shifter, Clark takes on a new persona with each album. In the male-dominated pop-punk scene, Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams felt like she was starting a revolution with her music and attitude, inspiring other girls and women to play in bands.
List of all-female bands
Best All Female Rock Bands | Spinditty
While Gordon wasn't in an all-female act herself, she knew the importance of them: bands made up entirely of women may feel like a rarity now, but more pop up every day and others are still going after all these years. Because Girl Group Week is by no means limited to pop groups, here are 20 all-female bands that you need to know right now:. Girlpool The worst thing that can happen to a band is for the members to fail to find a rhythm, losing the race before leaving the gate. Girlpool are the polar opposite of this: the Philly-via-Los Angeles duo is made up of two best friends, bassist Harmony Tividad and guitarist Cleo Tucker. Together, they craft heartbreakingly honest tunes that recall the candidness of early Liz Phair. Honeyblood Another dream duo! Their distorted sound carries like a Best Coast jam without the sweet, California sentiment.
100 Best All Female Rock Bands
At some point, all famous female rock bands of the past several decades have endured a similar barrage of insults: not being able to play their instruments, being dramatic, have too much sex appeal or not enough or being feminist man haters. Although most of those accusations are biases and downright sexism, one common similarity among all women rock groups is the tendency to make fun of the guys instead of trying to fit in among them. Many rock and heavy metal subgenres inherently formed with a communal brotherhood of male fans, segregating many females from the scenes for decades. The few brave leaders who tried to break into the fraternity suffered a rough road of acceptance. This opposition is still seen today even by other female heavy metal musicians, quoting more male influences on their music than women.
Fifty years ago, when June Millington and her sister Jean formed the all-female rock band Fanny, they felt like they were living a secret. We had to create our own frame — and then step into it. In fact, they did so confidently enough to become the first all-female rock band ever to release an album on a major label, a crisp, self-titled work on Reprise Records in