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WOMEN IN ROCK no.4: Debbie Harry

The frontwoman of Blondie and a rock icon in her own right, we look at Debbie Harry for this month’s Women In Rock feature.

WOMEN IN ROCK no.3: Kathleen Hanna

The third edition of our Women In Rock series looks at the iconic Kathleen Hanna – a figurehead of Riot Grrrl and the founder of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin.

WOMEN IN ROCK no.2: PJ Harvey

Our monthly Women In Rock feature looks at PJ Harvey as her debut album ‘Dry’ celebrates its 25th anniversary.

WOMEN IN ROCK no.1: Amanda Palmer

The first of a regular series profiling women in rock, indie and pop, we look at Amanda F***ing Palmer and what makes her so cool.

PROFILE: SFA OK! An Introduction to Super Furry Animals

by Ed Biggs With their debut studio album marking its 20th anniversary of its release in May 2016, it is well beyond time that the Super Furry Animals were recognised as the geniuses they are. With the exception of the globe-conquering success of Radiohead, the Furries are the most original and consistently inventive British indie group of the last quarter of a century. Arguably the last great Creation Records band and

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PROFILE: An Introduction to Sleater-Kinney

by Ed Biggs Much more than most reunions, the return of Sleater-Kinney in 2015 after nearly a decade on hiatus didn’t just feel right, it felt necessary. When they called it a day in 2006 shortly after their excellent seventh album The Woods, singer-guitarist Corin Tucker, guitarist Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss had built up a bulletproof reputation, with a substantial cult fanbase and enough critical praise to match some

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