Sunday, 14 May 2017
The SoapGirls - Rather be Dead
Today's update features a band that are somewhat more stylish and graceful than the normal fare served up by Just Some Punk Songs, they're also influenced by the likes of Nirvana, L7 and Joan Jett as opposed to The Clash, Ramones etc. Are they punk? Well they write from the heart about subjects such as animal rights, societys most vulnerable and government policies, they also write introspective songs about real life experiences that have affected either themselves or those close to them. Mixing glamour with grunge, fuzzed up guitars and throbbing bass with powerful vocals, The Soapgirls are a band who's talent and hard work is attracting the attention of plenty of people.
A duo, the band is comprised of French born sisters Camille (bass/vocals) and Noemie (guitar/vocals) Debray. Now based in Cape Town they spend much of their time touring the UK and Europe though their preaching of feminism and female self empowerment whilst often wearing very little has been known to cause mixed reactions. With true punk spirit though, they just carry on doing what they want and don't apologise to anyone.
Starting off performing on the streets of South Africa when they were only 8 or 9, they had a few hit pop/dance records before changing their image and heading overseas to persue their dreams. 2015 saw the release of debut album Calls For Rebellion. They also released the single Bad Bitch (https://thesoapgirls.bandcamp.com/). 2017 promises to be a big one for the girls with plenty of gigs, festival appearances, a new album (Societys Reject, out this week and described as "Sex Pistols female version with a Kiss twist") and the single that you can see below. You can get details here : https://www.facebook.com/TheSoapGirls/
An emotional tale of a painful break up that portrays the rage and hurt felt when the person you count upon most betrays your confidence, this is Rather Be Dead.....