After my last post I’ve decided to spend the next week or so covering the woman of rock, this means all-girl bands or bands with strong and prominent female members. Now unfortunately this is limited to what I know so there will be bands missing. I hope to not only cover some current bands but some older groups as well. Today I’m starting with another quick hit, post-Riot Grrrl band Wild Flag.
Wild Flag is a supergroup of ex-members of Riot Grrrl bands like Sleater-Kinney and Helium. Lead by Portlandia costar, NPR host, and Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein the band already had some star power backing it, but their pedigree and their music really sell them. Although recently officially defunct their one eponymous album is well worth a listen. Brownstein’s soloing is some of the best I’ve heard from any female guitarist.
“Romance” runs a fast lick and surrounds it with a catchy vocal line, the chorus will get stuck in your head for days. “Electric Band” starts with a vicious drum line and dark guitar riff that come together to make a vicious sounding song that switches into a catchy gear for its chorus and smooth solo. Lastly “Black Tiles” takes all the bands talent and makes a more serious song that sounds amazing and has so many different fills that you’ll probably hear a new one each time you listen.
More bands to come soon.