While it's not a mainstream genre these days (why??), I'll always prefer rock and roll. It's pretty much what I listen to all day long. And it's obscene how much music I listen to in a day.
I noticed many of my favourite new music are by all-female bands. (By "new," I mean bands that have been emerging within the last five years.) Maybe the girls are really the ones keeping rock and roll alive.
So here is my roundup of 7 indie rock bands comprised of all women that deserve more attention and airplay.
As a bonus, I've included 14 more underrated female musicians or female-fronted bands to check out at the end of this post.
Hinds is a Madrid-based indie rock band with three albums out so far. The two founding members met through their then-boyfriends who were musicians. After ditching the boyfriends, they started writing music together and formed a band with two other women.
This British-Icelandic pop-punk trio with catchy bass riffs and sweet vocals has the perfect band name for an all-female band. Taken from the 1953 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, it's an ironic take on the stereotype of the ideal woman from the '50s—often the accessory to the man—from three bold musicians known for their riotous live shows.
I hope it's not condescending to call The Linda Lindas cute because they are! The drummer is only eleven years old! But they are also badass young women in a punk band famous for letting it rip in a public library. They remind me of The Runaways and The Sex Pistols but singing about age-appropriate things like idolizing Claudia Kishi and growing up.
This American Gen Z three-piece is bringing back the pop-punk sound I grew up listening to. Every song is catchy. It's rare to find a black frontwoman in a rock band, nevermind one comprised of all WOC. It's nice to see, but their music speaks for itself, as does the music from the other WOC musicians in this roundup.
More indie female musicians or female-fronted bands I like:
Any other female artists or bands I need to listen to? Let me know in the comments below.