Upcoming events

Posted: January 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Friday 27 April 2012: Star & Shadow Cinema
Benefit for Pussy Riot
with Executive Legs and No Fit State

Wednesday 8 February 2012: Central Bar Gateshead
with The Jackhammers and Maximum Zeros

Friday 20 January 2012: Star & Shadow Cinema
with Barbarella (film), DJ The Vile Miss Pears, and Dr Steven Brown (theremin)

Who are the Women?

Posted: January 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

ROSIE/ROGER PALMER (guitar)
“A typical product of a military upbringing Rosie/Roger Palmer gender-oscillates on a 6-monthly basis. A hoarder of musical instruments is a disciple of the Bert Weedon Play-in-a-Day Method and is happy to bore the pants of you about the Herstory of Bigsby Vibrato systems.

Rosie’s dress is ALWAYS in the best possible taste.”

SADIE RETOX (bass)
Born in Middlesbrough, Sadie is the heart and mind of the band, bringing a trash aesthetic that is unmatched in the Tyne, Wear or Tees deltas.

Doctor of Feline Psychiatry by day, she has been bitten by a bat. Known as the Tits of Death, by those who’ve seen her naked.

MITCH MITCHELLSSON (drums)
Born on the banks of the River Tyne and raised by magpies, Mitch fashioned her first drum kit out of floating oil cans and the bonnet of a Citroen 2CV.

She likes sleeping, biscuits, hitting things with sticks and a good British cuppa. Seen mostly at night around inner city areas.

JETTISON HOPE (lead guitar)
Born dead, buried alive in the Carpathian Mountains.
Raised by wild dogs.
Favourite colour blind.
Hobbies: Deicide.
Awarded title “Lord Of The Marsh” 1910 by Morgan Le Fay.
Lives in a barge on the Alimentary Canal.

LADY ANNABELLA MARCZEWSKA of JESMOND (dancing)
is a go-go dancer whose bloodline can be traced back to Polish aristocracy.  Brought up and raised above a ballet school and then a pub, Lady Annabella is skilled in the art of dancing and drinking.

She is influenced by Little Edie Beale, Russ Meyer and Phoebe Buffay. Likes: baskets, glitter, rollmops, tequila, sunglasses, nylon nighties, cats and sleeping. She can be found at the local bin searching for revolutionary costumes.

She describes her style as a cross between Joan Collins and Lizzie Birdsworth.

SUGAR HILL (rhythm guitar)Sugar Hill
Straight outta Houghton. The ghost of Sylvia Robinson as channelled by Ivy Rorschach.

Fused a Gibson SG with LSD to get the Astro Jet – owns the best guitar in the band.

And the best (natural) hair. If not the best wigs.

SHEENA REVOLTA (singing)
Has been wearing women’s clothing since the age of four, result in ejection from the Cub Scouts, rugby league first XIII AND the Labour Party.

Having been electrified by John Waters, Louise Michel and riot grrrl, Sheena now opposes capitalism and heterosexism via the medium of punk rock!

Hello world!

Posted: January 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Women in Revolt are raw, untutored garage rock from three drag queens (two born female) and two drag kings (one born female).

Influenced by Jane Solanas, Johnny Thunders and Patti Smith, they play songs born of the Chelsea Hotel, Berlin and Soho. Fluent in Polari, they are the bastard daughters of Jayne County and Richard Hell, and collect cheap wigs, make-up and guitars.