Tabi’s back!

Tabi’s only back for a while, so come along to this show to say hi to them.
Benefit gig for Punk 4 The Homeless
Saturday 19th March
The Queens Head Brixton
7pm, FREE (donations will be taken for homeless charities)
with Gutts, Nouveau Bleach and Angry.

Queens of the Queens Head

Thank you to Mike and the South London Punk Collective for putting a fantastic gig last night. It was great to play at a gig with almost all females on stage. Let’s do it again soon!

Group photo! All the bands who played. (Photo by Ollie)
Photo by Ollie

Pre-gig practice

Today we had a fun pre-gig practice with Mike (Dinosaur Skull) who is standing in for Tabi on drums at the Queens Head tomorrow. We are so excited about this gig, we’ve been playing gigs for almost 23 years and for most of that we’ve been the ‘token girls’ in a man’s domain. This is the first time we have played on such a female centric line up (Mike will be the only man on stage all night). 23 years ago we could only dream of this line up happening. Mike organised this gig, and when he was choosing the bands for the night he said that it didn’t hit him until the line up was fixed that he would be the only man on stage all night, and he said that he wants to wear a ‘token male’ T-shirt to the gig, (so I drew him wearing it).
Rabies Babies are playing at 8pm, so please come early!

Gig! Saturday 11 December

UPDATE: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
Our final gig of the year! Playing alongside our favourites I, Doris.
Sheila will be standing in on drums for this one (she played with us at Wotsit Called Fest).
Come along and join the festive fun (remember to do a lateral flow test first!)
Hope & Anchor, N1. Saturday 11th December doors – 7.30pm, £8/£10
see Loud Women for info

SOLD OUT!

Our record was only released on Friday and today Damaged Goods told us that they have SOLD OUT! We have a very small amount to sell at gigs and we’ll be putting a handful of these for sale on our Bandcamp page soon – keep an eye open so you don’t miss out!

SLEEVES

Rape Is Rape, Even If The Rapist Is In A Band That You Like

9 days to go until our record is released! Here is one of the songs from it…
Rape Is Rape, Even If The Rapist Is In A Band That You Like

Just because someone is in a band that you like doesn’t mean they are incapable of sexual assault. Too often when men in bands are accused of assault the victim is called a liar, blamed, and is ostracised. This song is not commenting on any particular person or incident. We believe that the problem is widespread – almost all of the women we know in the punk scene have experienced some levels of sexual assault or violence, it is time that the problem is taken seriously and we get rid of the culture that gives men in bands a free pass to act how they want with no consequences.

 

Record review!

The Vinyl District have said some nice stuff about our new record!

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Rabies Babies, S/T 10-inch (Damaged Goods) This UK-based label has become something of a fixture in this column, which is tribute to sustained quality since kicking into gear back in 1988. This consistently comes partly through focus as the discography is loaded with raw no-frills punk, snotty and snarly, both contemporary and in reissue. This new 6-song set from the Rabies Babies fits into Damaged Goods’ equation but also expands it a little, as these UK feminist garage anarcho punks (who’ve been at it since 1999) bash out a racket that would’ve fit just fine on one of the Kill Rock Stars comps or perhaps on a 7-inch in K Records’ International Pop Underground series. To get a little more contemporary, they could easily end up on a future volume in the Emotional Response label’s Typical Girls endeavor.

Rabies Babies divide their record into halves by mood, with the first side angry, opening with the inspired screed against victim-blaming “Rape Is Rape, Even If the Rapist Is in a Band That You Like.” They also tackle casual sexism in cycling in “On Your Bike” and being trapped in a madhouse (which sucks) in “Madhouse.” The flip is the fun side, as “Party,” “La La La” and “I Fought the Floor and the Floor Won” illuminate that Rabies Babies like to enhance their good times with booze. Cheers! The musical glue that holds it all together is rough-throated with beaucoup amp gunk, so that not only did Riot Grrl come to mind more than once and specifically Bikini Kill’s “Suck My Left One,” but also a few spots (like “Madhouse”) pointed back to the ’80s Cali hardcore scene. A stirring blast, short and sweet at 12 minutes. A-

Radio show!

Mawkish Twaddle Radio Show is excellent – 3 hours packed full of great tunes, including one of ours two hours in.
Listen on Mixcloud
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About the show:
Mawkish Twaddle, the Saturday evening radio program on KXSF 102.5 FM in San Francisco, marked its third anniversary last night with tracks from The Top Boost, Cult Figures, Tiña, R.E. Seraphin, The William Loveday Intention (Billy Childish), Bradley Skaught, TJ Cabot & Thee Artificial Rejects (Phone Jerks-related), Brian Mello, Twisted Ankle, The Speedways, Juniper, Kobra, West Coast Sick Line, Je Suis Animal (official), Starbelly with Roger Joseph Manning Jr., The Paving Company, Mekons, Disco Junk Band, Cocktails, Let It Come Down (KRAMER and Xan Tyler), Rabies Babies, Julie Et Joe, All Hits, Pash (Urban Cowboy Records), The Fiery Furnaces, Happyness, Damaged Bug, Mainframe, The Explorers Club, Lake Ruth & Listening Center, Wire, Good With Parents & Triple Stephens (Blank Editions), Joe Pernice, and Stuart Moxham & Louis Philippe.

From the past: The Ar-Kaics, The Sunshine Fix, Isabelle Aubret, Sloan Music, Weekend, The Imaginations, The Fall, Fountains Of Wayne, Sarah Goes Shopping, and The Westwoods. Some of these are summer-themed songs to commemorate that particular solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere; others are from newly released collections.

All of it can be heard on Mixcloud.

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