Antonia Susan on Bedroom Bands, Being in the moment & Brooklyn 99

“When I was little, I used to just think my life was a musical. Everything was a song to me which seemed to annoy my sister to no end”. As a big fan of their work I am incredibly thankful for this early persistence. So who would play the wonderful Antonia Susan in a musical? “Gina Linetti (from Brooklyn 99). She’s eccentric and pretty blunt sometimes, I think I can definitely relate”. 

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Dogood is doing good

I just wanted to be involved in any sort of capacity, in any way I could, so I started tagging along to events and helping out here and there when and where I could. When RMC asked me to play of course I said yes!”. The passion in Alex’s voice when discussing Sad Grrrls fest is so infectious it kind of made me both stoked and proud that I’m also, even in a really small way, involved in a cool community. “Some of my favourite bands ever, are on that line up, and I get to play that line up, which is just a really incredible experience for me in itself”.

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Alex Lahey - An unfinished jazz degree, a fire EP & a bit of Springsteen

“We were a late edition… but I had already seen the line up and saw that it was at the Reverence and I remember thinking ‘fuck this is cool I’m going to go’ and then we got the call from my manager saying that we had been asked to play, actually I don’t even think he got the words out before I said ‘yep Sad Grrrls whatever is is we will do it! I’d seen what it was about and what it represented and it definitely resonated with me, and the line up is just so good, it’s going to a fucking great day of music so I’m just excited to go as a punter let alone play”.

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Chelsea Bleach on BYO Vibes, the End of Riot Grrrl & Playing Really Great Tunes

We sometimes tend to get pinhoeld a lot by people you know, like because we are a band made up of women and gender non-conforming people, people assume that we are a Riot Grrrl band, and we always get all of these associations to the Riot Grrrl movement. Even though to an extent, our ideology has been influenced by that movement, our band is nothing like Riot Grrrl.” Jess also attests to this often frustrating process of being pin-holed by adding people also assume sometimes, that we are an all-female band but we aren’t, or we get told oh you use guitars so you’re just like any other girl band right?” Definitely not.

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