Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language, gender and the creative process
The iconic Tori Amos and her devoted followers do not fit the stereotypical view of women's place in music. But what about the women who just crave a good tune? Louise Allan takes a critical look at US scholar Adrienne Trier-Bienieck's recent book about Amos fans and argues that there are a variety of female music lovers out there doing their own thing who cannot all be categorised by "women's issues"
With three operas already written, 23 year old composer Kate Whitley is part of a "bold new breed" bringing classical music out of the concert hall and into new contexts. Claire Hazelton talks to Kate about her work and her hope to use her status as an outsider in a male dominated field to help create change
Are feminists in the mainstream under pressure to be politically subtle in the current so-called post-feminist climate? This is the concluding installment of Holly's two-part interview with Gaptooth about the song 'Ladykillers'. You can read the earlier blog entry here
Gaptooth is a synth pop act with an unambiguously feminist message. Holly speaks to her about the forthcoming single 'Ladykillers' and its significance, in anticipation of its 10 December release on International Human Rights Day