Our next Artist Of The Week is VENUSGRRRLS! Ethereal and tenacious, VENUS GRRRLS are an all girl rock band from Leeds, promoting the participation, acknowledgement, and respect of women in the music industry. Aiming to bring fortitude and activism through hard hitting alternative rock music, the quintet use electronic and astrological sounds to amplify their sonic signature. With singer/rhythm guitarist Grace Kelly (GK) fronting the band, she is joined with Jess Ayres (Lead Guitar), Hannah Barraclough (Bass), Grace Stubbings (Synth) and Gabby Cooke (Drums).
VENUS GRRRLS present a collection of songs that digress into integral parts of human emotion and consciousness. Exploring themes such as friendship, body image, and love, the band showcase their most intimate body of work yet. Listen to their new EP ‘Potions’ here:
Lead singer GK says: “Writing this EP has been a product of a vast range of experiences which intertwined with the pandemic. We really were able to spend time focusing on the writing, even when remote, while the live industry was on hold. The lyrics are much more confrontational, we really haven’t held back on this one. Anyone that has listened to us in the past knows that we like to be as open as we can when it comes to our own experiences, in an attempt to share them with others in the hope they might provide comfort or solace.”
Watch their music video for ‘Goth Girl’ here:
“I think the difference with ‘Potions’ is the exploration of body image and insecurity in ‘Sudocream Queen’, as well as ‘Glisten’ being our first love song. It feels incredibly intimate to be sharing, but ultimately we’re incredibly proud of the songs and feel that they really showcase who we want to become as people and as a band.”