7 New All-Female Rock Bands to Listen to Now


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.

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Members of Hinds and CHAI

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

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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.

Fave tracks: "New For You" and their cover of The Clash's "Spanish Bombs."

CHAI

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CHAI is a four-piece rock band from Nagoya, Japan. They're influenced by Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx, and consider themselves "neo kawaii." They embrace pink and sing about female empowerment.

Fave tracks: "Donuts Mind If I Do" and their collab with Hinds "UNITED GIRLS ROCK'N'ROLL CLUB."

Nasty Cherry

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Nasty Cherry is technically a manufactured alt-pop band, but the members were handpicked by Charli XCX, my favourite pop star. She knows what she's doing because I'm a total sucker for this band.

Fave tracks: So many! "Win," "Live Forever," "Her Body," "Better Run."

Dream Wife

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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.

Fave tracks: "Hasta La Vista," "Old Flame."

The Linda Lindas

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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.

Fave tracks: "Oh," "Missing You."

The Aces

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Perfect for fans of The 1975 and HAIM, alternative pop band The Aces know how to vibe with a catchy guitar riff. From Utah, they make songs that sounds like they should be on the soundtrack to your life.

Fave tracks: "Daydream, "Stuck."

Meet Me @ The Altar

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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.

Fave tracks: "Garden," "Now or Never."

More indie female musicians or female-fronted bands I like:

Pale Waves ⭐️ Wallice ⭐️ MICHELLE ⭐️ Kitten ⭐️ Charly Bliss ⭐️ Soccer Mommy ⭐️ Clairo ⭐️ Diet Cig ⭐️ Aly & AJ ⭐️ Frankie Cosmos ⭐️ Honeyblood ⭐️ beabadoobee ⭐️ fanclubwallet ⭐️ Starcrawler

Any other female artists or bands I need to listen to? Let me know in the comments below.


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