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Kamikaze Girls

Leeds, Britain D.I.Con. shoepunk duo Kamikaze Young ladies had been produced in 2014 from the ashes of pop/rock and roll music group Hearts & Souls, as vocalist/guitarist Lucinda Livingstone (who acquired also performed in pop-punk music group This Town Sleeps) and drummer Conor Dawson made a decision to continue following the various other two members still left. Adopting a fresh musical style motivated by riot grrrl, shoegaze, and post-rock, they renamed themselves following the Japanese comedy-drama film starring Anna Tsuchiya. Their self-released eponymous debut one premiered in Oct 2014, as well as the ambitious Sad EP appeared two years afterwards. Having had to endure depression, nervousness, and PTSD after getting robbed at gunpoint in Leeds town center, Livingstone thought we would bluntly discuss her mental medical issues in her lyrics, expecting to spark interactions about the still-taboo subject matter. The punk community responded warmly, not only to the topic matter, but towards the group’s radiant and effective music. Combining substantial wall space of fuzz, melancholic electric guitar harmonies, brash, snotty vocals, and powerhouse drumming, and similar to serves like Sleater-Kinney and Contacté Amoré, it had been hard to trust that just two different people had been behind it. The achievement of the Sad EP resulted in their putting your signature on by reputed U.K. indie Big Scary Monsters, which released their debut full-length record, Seafoam, in 2017. Boasting greatly improved production beliefs, it included the raucous one “Berlin.”

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