Girls rock: 3 new artists to blow your mind (again)
If in the territory of young adult singers like Olivia Rodrigo the public has never been so receptive, the same can be said for female-fronted rock bands or single artists. After all, today we have Wolf Alice, one of the most hyped bands in the world, led by the talented Ellie Rowsell.
Not to mention that we recently had the Avril Lavigne revival, while Hayley Williams takes a break from the introspective sounds to get a new Paramore record out in the open.
In this small, but very significant list, we made a quick trip around US and Germany to introduce you to some cool names that are worth following closely.
Coming straight from Germany, a country that has been surprising with quality female rock in recent months, we have FLØRE that, with the aim of giving “meaning to existence” delivers some of the hottest hits you’ll hear in 2022. And coming from the traditional L.A. rock scene, we have KingQueen, a super band that brings back all the glamor of the 90s.
Rounding out the list are Modern Moxie and her classy folk-rock that goes back to some of Liz Phair and Natalie Merchant’s best phases and, as a bonus, singer Kelly Marie in a bubblegum pop inspired by the script of one of the funniest series on TV worldwide.
It’s time for you to just check them out!
KingQueen (for fans of Garbage, The Gossip…)
KingQueen is a LA based pop-rock band. The band was formed by by lead singer Ina aka Sabrina Petrini and consists of Adam Gimenez, Brandon Valerino, Jake Absher and Ella G. Burgos. The band has been seen on multiple platforms such as MTV, VH1, OutAt TV, Revry TV and American Music Awards.
KingQueen recently joined the roster of ‘LA Rock Collective’. The first event was held at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood and was covered on Spectrum News. KQ is going on a West Coast tour June – August promoting their self-titled EP KingQueen which was released April 29th 2022.
FLØRE (For fans of Paramore, Avril Lavigne…)
Feeling like an alien for most of her life, FLØRE spent her childhood playing guitar, singing and dreaming of the universe. She’s inspired by the darkness of growing up, the beautifully broken and the feeling of what it must be like when life begins.
Or what it must be like when it ends. Or what it is at all. She calls herself a moonlover, who expresses the loneliness in her songs, revealing her touching voice telling stories about her own fragileness, devotion for unusual human beings and a broken love.
Besides getting attention in the blog landscape and on TikTok (with more than 100.000 creations on her songs), FLØRE is part of spotify’s RADAR program, got featured on Playlists like New Music Friday US on top of New Music Friday playlists in 20 other countries, Indie Pop, EQUAL GSA, Indie Womxn, Easy, and many more and decorated the cover of OFF POP when releasing SUPERBLOOM’s lead single “I’m okay, i’m just a little depressed”. Her single ‘Bad Medicine’ went straight to Germany’s Radio Top 200 charts.
In 2021 she played her very first global live stream show on Amazon Music Session – and she played her first live show at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg back in September.
Modern Moxie (for fans of Liz Phair, Cat Power,…)
Hailing from a small South Carolina town, multi-instrumentalist Madison Lucas took up songwriting as a way to understand and communicate the awkward and unrealized anxieties that often plague creative people growing up in uninspiring environments. Lucas’ style has always been narrative, a first-person account of her experiences which give her lyrics an easy and immediate relatability. Premiere in Lucas’ songwriting is her natural ability to create catchy, memorable melodies.
Claw Your Way Out was released in June 2019 and received Queen City Nerve’s Best Album of 2019 in their yearly Best in the Nest awards along with Best Band of 2019. The album has been streamed over 1.3 million times on Spotify.
After Claw Your Way Out, Modern Moxie continued writing together and have completed recording on a 5 track EP, Gutter Honey, which will be released in March 2022. The first single, “Big Wave”, will be released on all platforms on 10/28/2021. They plan to release three more singles leading up to the EP release in March 2021.
Bonus: Kelly Marie (for fans of Japanese Breakfast, Girl in Red,…)
Fresh out of the South, based in McKinney, Texas, KellyMarie is an emerging artist to watch. Her music falls under the folk pop and indie genres with breezy melodies that have brought comparisons to Of Monsters and Men lead singer, Nanna Hilmarsdottir. Citing influences such as Ingrid Michaelson, Sarah Jaffe, and 60s rock artists such as The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and The Beach Boys, KellyMarie’s musical talent is far-reaching, as she sings and composes her own lyrics.
She first stepped onto the scene with her debut EP, On A Whim (2018) – a folk-pop collection of songs featuring energetic horns, lively keys, electric guitar lines, and percussion alongside KellyMarie’s airy and sly vocals. A refreshing addition to the music scene, she boasts the accolades of having played Sofar shows in San Antonio, opened for Cigarettes After Sex, and performed at a music festival in El Paso, among other events. KellyMarie will be releasing her first full length album in Spring 2022.
So, what did you think about our list of female rock bands? Say it on the comments bellow! 🙂