Laura Whitmore is joined by her special guests Lauren Mayberry and Amy Lamé to explore how female artists have used their songs to express their identity and go against the grain.
Today our host and guests will discuss artists who have attempted to break moulds and defy female stereotypes in their own unique ways. These are a class of artists who don’t just own their identity - they wear it with pride.
Lauren Mayberry is the lead vocalist in the Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches. The band formed in 2011 and two years later they released their ‘Recover’ EP, which included the break-through hit ‘The Mother We Share’. Their debut studio album, ‘The Bones of What You Believe’, was released in 2013, elevating them into the ‘Sound of 2013’ list by the BBC. This was followed by ‘Every Open Eye’ in 2015 and ‘Love is Dead’ in 2018. Their fourth and highly acclaimed concept album, ‘Screen Violence’ was release in 2021.
Amy Lamé is a radio and TV presenter, performer and writer. She hosts a weekly music show on BBC Radio 6 Music and is a long-time champion of LGBTQ+ rights, using music as a platform, through her work as a writer, presenter and DJ and via her pioneering club night ‘Duckie’ at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In 2016 she was appointed London’s Night Czar, where she’s been tasked with promoting London’s nightlife both in the UK and internationally.
Featuring Hear Her Voice’s resident music expert Laura Snapes on Dusty Springfield.
Laura Snapes is one of the foremost music journalists in the UK. Currently deputy music editor at The Guardian, she has also held roles as features editor for NME and associate editor at Pitchfork.
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