Tag Archives: queer

#8: Irene Diaz

Who is she?
An singersongwriter from LA who so far has released a couple of EPs and working on her first album.
Offical Website

Why I like it
She has a very beautiful bluesy voice who writes diverse and often genre hopping songs.

Staying Power
Yes, I hope her first album will be released soon!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E4bBlrCAYk[/embedyt]

#7: PWR BTTM

Who are they?
A genderqueer punkband from the USA. Their first record, Ugly Cheeries, was released last year.
Offical Website

Why I like it
Very punky and catchy with humrous lyrics. Both members also have a great fashion sense!

Staying Power
Probably, I am keen on listening to more of their stuff!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX_tBWLmr1s[/embedyt]

#6: Mashrou’ Leila

Who are they?
A band from Beirut, Lebanon. They currently have four albums out and their latest one (called Ibn El Leil) was released on the European label Pias.
Offical Website

Why I like it
They are a rockband in the broadest sense of the word, with a very rich and interesting instrumentation. Their lyrics are in arabic, which is a beautiful language I do not understand. They deal with gender, homosexuality and love. Translations can be found on their blog

Staying Power
Definitely. They are visting a city near me later this year, I’ll probably go!

Listen for yourselves
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