Our AOTW is the fabulous Femegades
If Bikini Kill and The Clash had a lovechild, but it was raised by Courtney Love, chances are Femegades would be that kid. Hailing from London, the UK-based alt rock/punk rock band are a refreshing gulp of clean air, delivering catchy, clean vocals and melodies framed by an energetic punk rhythm section. They tackle themes such as women subjected to male violence and consent head-on, with hard-hitting lyrics that are both sensitive to the subject matter and delivered with a sense of optimism.
Being a band that stands for something is at the heart of everything they do.
Listen to their latest single, ‘Be Alone’ Here:
“Be Alone” is a great motivational song, it’s fast and urgent, and gives the listener a feeling of empowerment in overcoming a desperate situation. The song explores one angle of surrogacy. While it has become more accessible nowadays to go through this process, often it is not as simple as a monetary transaction. Written through the eyes of a surrogate mother it becomes apparent that there’s a lot more emotional attachment than anticipated and the aftermath can sometimes be taxing on her. This is to bring awareness that this is not a decision to be taken lightly and to consider the ramifications it may have on a surrogate mother’s mental health.