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August 25, 2012

Trans Grrrl Riot, part 2: why sing “Rebel Girl”?

I’m in a band called Not Right. We’ve been “together” for a little over a year now. I often describe the music we play as “riot grrrl”, because I feel inspired by the ideals and music associated with the term. My bandmates have a somewhat different relationship with “riot grrrl” to me; we’re all pretty cool with this multiplicity of positions.

Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” was the very first song we learned together. At the time, this seemed like a pretty straightforward decision, as it’s a really “easy” piece. But the more I think about it, the more I feel that it’s very interesting that we play this song.

>>>Read more at Trans Activist.

August 05, 2012

Review: Nottinghamshire Pride

I’ve never been to a Pride event quite like the one in Nottingham.Notts Pride

I’m used to large inner-city affairs bounded by concrete, in which ordinary revellers festooned in rainbow clothing rub shoulders with extravagant drag acts, corporate floats, angry activist types, and a whole host of questionable human adverts employed by the big clubs. Vibrant street discos in which almost exclusively male DJs pump out the dance music that’s become synonymous with the scene, lesbian singer-songwriters singing quietly from small tent in a car park, community organisers and charities getting a word in edgeways whenever they can, and that same guy in the flat cap selling whistles on every corner.

I’m also aware that some Pride events are far smaller, less extravagant affairs. Pink picnics in town and city centres, small but powerful marches in areas of tension, and club collaborations between established scene names.

Nottinghamshire Pride was something else entirely. Placed slap-bang in the middle of a massive field, it was more akin to a (largely) family-friendly music festival, albeit one that happened to be really gay.

>>>Read more at Not Right.

June 03, 2012

Review: Bar Wotever

What a night!angry shout

Tuesday’s set with Not Right at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern was without a doubt the best gig we’ve ever played. Until now we’ve enjoyed providing some increasingly raucous performances, but we’d not quite managed to tap into that sound that we get in the practice room, when it all comes together and sounds like it’s meant to, like it does in our heads.

On Tuesday we managed it and then some. Sure, we’re still pretty rough and ready, but that’s the point. I felt my voice and my bass lock in with Kirsty’s vicious riffs and Snowy’s inventive drumming, as we shared our joy and anger with an utterly receptive audience. We also debuted a new backdrop flag and a new cover: Manic Street Preachers’ Repeat, a perfect song for the Jubilee.

We couldn’t ask for a more warm and welcoming crowd than at Wotever. A massive “thank you” to everyone who came!

Of course, our set was just the start of the night...

>>>Read more at the Not Right homepage.

June 01, 2012

Wotever footage

Jess Eyre has put up a short video about Wednesday's gig at Bar Wotever, with commentary from organiser Joey. I appear briefly, performing with Not Right and rambling on about what a good night we had. There's also some great snippets of The Makeshifts, Battle Of You and Killer's Riches.

May 24, 2012

Not Right play London: Tuesday 29th May

It's now less than a week before our gig at Bar Wotever, in London's legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Details are as follows:

Doors: 6pm-12am

Entry: FREE

Location: The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (just across the road from Vauxhall tube station)

Playing alongside: Battle Of You, The Makeshifts, Killer's Riches.

We're playing first, so get down early if you can!


>>>Facebook event page.

May 08, 2012

Not Right at The Exchange, Leamington Spa

We're playing a gig in Leamington later this week! We'll be playing a half-hour set, and accompanied by a full range of ridiculous props. Expect guest appearances from Rebekah Brookes and Raisa the police horse (R.I.P.)

Details are as follows:

Venue: The Exchange, (at the intersection of High Street and Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa)

Doors: 8pm

Other acts: Sacrament (thrash metal), Alas, The Dreamer (metalcore), Subject to Change (alt-rock), Mike Snowden (acoustic rock), Matt Shillito (acoustic rock).

There's a Facebook event page here.

March 24, 2012

Not Right

My band now has a shiny new website!

You can visit it here.

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