FEMALE-FRONTED bands will celebrate women in the music industry tonight with an all-female gig at The Loft. Brisbane dark-pop duo Love Like Hate, featuring Heather Cheketri and Sonja Ter Horst, are organisers of the event and one of the acts on the bill. Cheketri says she wants to challenge the way people view female independent artists in Queensland. ‘‘Obviously there never used to be as many females in the game but there are more and more now,’’ she says. ‘‘I found we weren’t getting as much recognition or reaction if were were doing the same stuff as guys.’’ Cheketri believes it’s important for women to be recognised for the music they make rather then their appearance. ‘‘If a guy got on stage and was barefoot and hairy and it sounded good, it wouldn’t matter. The same recognition wouldn’t be given if it was a chick,’’ she says. Love Like Hate make honest, emotional tunes with hints of early punk and piano swings. Cheketri says she and Ter Horst have similar tastes but diverse writing styles. ‘‘But they complement each other,’’ she says. ‘‘A lot of my music is very guitar driven and lyrically driven. Son is abstract lyrically and more complimented and static.’’ Tonight, Like Love Hate will strip-back songs from their debut EP Rabbit Hole for a laidback intimate acoustic set.
– ROSE SADLEIR
Aimee Francis, Love Like Hate, Jules Woo and Breach Notice play The Loft, Chevron Island, tonight.
Love Like Hate, aka Heather Cheketri and Sonja Ter Horst.