From Cardiff with Love
I’m afraid i didn’t discover bikini kill until 2003. As a teen i was interested in women’s studies but coming from a small town in Somerset, England I didn’t stand too much of a chance to find a lot to inspire me.
So much happens to you when your a hormonal 15 year old and yet i remember this moment so vividly! In 2003 I was sat at my families PC and my older brother walked in the room, looked over and just said, “you need to listen to this” he handed me a copy of Bikini Kill’s The Singles and I truly believe that this is the most important thing i’ve ever been given.
Since that moment i have not looked back i have graduated from a music degree, specialising in women with music and have recently joined the Cardiff based girl/boy band Los Campesinos!
Los Campesinos! recently supported The slits (which was the most amazing thing) and have managed to find a ‘job’ that I not only love, but allows me to be completely submerged in powerful, inspiring women and their work.
I have no doubt that none of this would have happened without Bikini Kill’s music.
If i had my way every 15 year old girl would be handed this record.