My Top 3 Up and Coming Female Musicians
In recent years women have been at the forefront of many drives for change, gaining news coverage for a range of issues from the gender pay gap to equal rights.
It would seem that the music industry is no different, with more and more female musicians making waves than ever before.
We thought we'd list a few of those fantastic women that we think are having a positive impact on the local music scene and beyond.
The electric alt-pop band from Newcastle, fronted by Bea Garcia is well known on the local music scene for exploring some of the lesser talked about topics such as Uurban renewal and loss of community. The band are spending the beginning of this year touring before returning to play their entire 'Ouseburn' album in its entirety for the last ever gig at local venue Little Buildings before playing the aptly titled Women are mint festival at Cobalt studios in Newcastle on 10th – 12th May 2019.
This band is fronted by London native Jess Eastwood and, with their style of atypical, distorted but sweet music, they have made quite a name for themselves in recent months.
Their debut album 'Rhinoceros' was released earlier this year by Modern Sky Entertainment and promotion for the release included supporting British band Razorlight in Germany on their recent tour. Influenced by subcultures of Punk, Britpop, Garage Rock and Alternative Latin music the band have become known as a must see act on the live circuit. Described by Metro.co.uk as “a not-so quiet riot that you don’t ever really want to end” the future looks increasingly bright for the London trio.
Amy May Ellis
Growing up in the North Yorkshire Moors helped shape singer / songwriter Amy May Ellis into the artist she is today. Choosing to write about issues which are not your usual go to topics made her debut EP 'Weathered By Waves' a must listen for anyone looking for something a little different to brighten up their day. Tracks such as 'Hullaballoo' and 'Dust' (both personal favorites of mine) set Amy apart from other artists for all the right reasons. Her 2nd highly anticipated EP 'We Got Fire' will be released this year and will be accompanied by a spring tour taking in places such as York, Dublin, and Brighton along the way.