Petrol Girls

petrol girls

UK/AT/LT

post-hardcore * hardcore punk 

Petrol Girls je feministická post hc punková kapela původně z Londýna, ale současné osazenstvo pochází z různých koutů Evropy (Rakousko, Lotyšsko a Velké Británie). Jsou součástí DYI hudební komunity, která vždy propojovala punk rock s politickým aktivismem. Jako zastánkyně a zastánci svobody pohybu, antikapitalismu a intersekcionálního femininsmu zpochybňují mainstreamové hodnoty jako nacionalismus nebo binární genderové rozdělení. Předskakovali třeba The Dead Kennedys, Propagandhi, RVIVR, Refused nebo War on Women.

Poslední deska Cut & Stitch (2019, Hassle Records) je po hudební i textové stránce zatím nejexperimentálnějším počinem kapely.

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Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore punk band, originally formed in London, with members from Austria, Lithuania and the UK. Now based all over the place and touring incessantly, the band are strong advocates of freedom of movement, anti capitalism and intersectional feminism. Rooted in a DIY music community that has always combined politics with punk rock, Petrol Girls are part of a counter culture challenging mainstream values like nationalism and the gender binary.

The band first formed in 2013 for a house show that singer Ren was putting on to celebrate International Women’s Day. This feminist context was essential for the band’s formation within a wider music community that at the time did very little to encourage women’s participation. Petrol Girls are named after Pétroleuses, mythical women of the Paris commune who allegedly set fire to private property with Molotov cocktails made from milk bottles, and rejected traditional gender roles. The inspiration came from a talk on Women and Protest given by writer Laurie Penny, who loosely translated Pétroleuses to Petrol Girls.

They have a diverse range of influences and have supported bands such as The Dead Kennedys, Propagandhi, RVIVR, War on Women and Refused.

The band's latest release Cut & Stitch (2019, Hassle Records) is a patchwork of different sounds, ideas and feelings, and the most experimental record PG have made so far, both musically and lyrically. 

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