We asked Bitch Falcon to compile their ultimate International Women’s Day playlist
PJ Harvey, Kamikaze The guitars are disgustingly good. Missy Elliot, Get Ur Freak On Missy ( right) thrived in a gross section of mainstream hip hop that was dominated by a bit too much misplaced testosterone. The Ronettes, Be My Baby It doesn’t matter how old it gets.
Beyoncé, Crazy In Love You couldn’t have a playlist without Beyoncé.
Kate Bush , Wuthering Heights For bursting through that glass ceiling.
Soak, Sea Creatures Aren’t we so lucky here in our little island to have beautiful people like this singing us songs?
TLC, No Scrubs This was on the radio for what felt like two years solid and yet we can still say it’s a brilliant track. Torres, Strange Hellos We think there’s a lot of similarities with her and Bitch Falcon in this song.
St Vincent, Marrow So much power in that chorus riff.
Fever Ray, I’m Not Done This song is just so wonderfully crafted, much like all of Karin Dreijer Andersson’s work. The Knife, We Share Our Mother’s Health The vocals in this song influenced our single Wolfstooth.
Björk, It’s Not Up To You Obviously, all of her music is gold, but she really can write a bass line.
Róisín Murphy, Gone Fishing Everything about it is just great.
FKA Twigs, Water Me Her ethereal voice and minimal instrumentation cut right to the bone.
Lemuria, Bristles and Whiskers All killer, no filler.
Lady Gaga, The Edge Of Glory Love her or hate her, the lady knows how to write a killer tune.
Hiatus Kaiyote, By Fire A must- listen for anyone keen to explore the realms of soul.
En Vogue, Don’t Let Go Need we even explain this one?
My Bloody Valentine, Only Shallow This is the sonic representation of a hug, or a wave, or maybe even dying ( in a lovely sort of way).
Camille, Ta Douleur She is a genius.
Rihanna, Skin A completely different Rihanna, perhaps one you will only want to listen to when in bed. Dirty.