MUSIC TO OUR EARS
WE’RE FOR GIRLS – ESPECIALLY THIS TALENTED LOT.
All-female post-punk outfit Savages’ second album drops this month – and it lands with a bang. On Adore Life, the UK four-piece brings the noise with a heavy dose of poetry, erotics and feminine sensuality – alongside heaving rhythms, roaring vocals and guitars that rightly groan with emotion. Yep, we’re fans. Available January 22. savagesband.com
Nineties legends SleaterKinney, who made a celebrated comeback with last year’s No Cities To Love, return here in March. So consider this a warning to start buying, begging, or bartering your way into the show. In Australia for Golden Plains Festival, the riot-grrrl three-piece, that includes Portlandia funny woman, author and guitarist Carrie Brownstein, are a must to see live. Perth, Mar 2; Adelaide, Mar 4; Brisbane, Mar 5; Sydney, Mar 6; Melbourne, Mar 9-11; sleater-kinney.com
With her dark-tinged lyrics and androgynous, bass-heavy noir pop sound, once you realise Eliot Sumner’s father is Sting, The Police comparisons become inevitable and the influence obvious. Dropping the first LP to use her real name (she previously performed as I Blame Coco), this 25-yearold is the cool chalk to pop’s current cheese. Available January 22.