On the 28th September 2019 we checked out the Die Das Der 5th Birthday 'Yr Welcome' celebration at Muther's Studio in Digbeth, Birmingham.
Starting at 3pm, it was a day full of sets from bands on the 'Die Das Der' independent record label... there's a full written review to follow, however, one of the outfits that most impressed me were Pretty Grim, a scream noise band who's ethos is to get together, get drunk, play some noisy music and not take themselves too seriously! We had a blast talking music, feminism and not letting the politics get in the way of cranking out some serious tunes.
Here's what happened:
Thanks for watching.
Stephanie Burgess is one of the original riot grrrls, having played in punk bands throughout the 90’s. She currently runs her own fanzine and blog ‘Marina is Red’, which forms part of her postgraduate research into female representation in the Spanish alternative music scene, but also covers Riot Grrrl and feminist bands across Europe. She is an avid fan of alternative music and has an extensive record collection dominated by female musicians. She can still be found most weekends flicking through the vinyls and CD’s at her nearest music shop.