Cazz Blase

The F-Word music blog: June 2019

It's the last Friday of the month which means it's F-Word music blog post time. In this month's post there's all the latest info on July's album releases and details of upcoming gigs, not to mention the F-Word music playlist...

The F-Word music blog: March 2019

Hello and welcome to March’s F-Word music blog post! In which I have ploughed through all those female focused emails I was sent on International Women's Day, and resisted the temptation to send a reply headed "Why aren't you bigging up these performers the rest of the year?"...

Stories of the She-Punks

Fed up of not seeing their own experiences and those of their peers represented in accounts of 1970s UK punk, Gina Birch and Helen McCookerybook have made a film that nails the female punk experience. Cazz Blase meets up with them for a chat...

Cazz Blase

Music editor

Cazz Blase is a writer/journalist/blogger from Stockport. She has been writing for The F-Word since 2002 and co-edited the music section alongside Holly Combe between 2011 and 2013. Her growing awareness of sexism as a young teenager in the early 1990s coincided with a burgeoning political awareness, post Poll Tax riots, and with her discovery of both the 70s punk scene and the 90s Riot Grrrl movement. This led her to create the fanzine Aggamengmong Moggie between 1993 and 1999 and (much, much later) to write extensively about the UK Riot Grrrl scene and women and the UK punk scene. She will happily explore all kinds of music and has a ‘restless ears’ approach to trying different things out, which has led to a proliferation of Swedish electro/R&B on her mp3 player and a fascination with loud, angry, glitchy electro pop. She saw Florence + The Machine headline British Summer Time in Hyde Park in July 2016 and hasn’t been quite the same since. Cazz also writes about music on her personal blog and about Manchester and Greater Manchester at Too Late for Cake.