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The Slits known for their infusion of punk and reggae sounds are one of the most significant female punk-rock bands in history. Both legendary and somewhat notorious there is a satiric, tongue-in-cheek quality to their songs instead of a strident peachiness. The Slits are loud, brash, bold and unrepentant. They never compromised their image or stance and their very presence threatened those that considered rock to be a male-only pursuit.
In the late 1970’s an early 1980’s the band toured with legendary punks such as The Clash, The Buzzcocks and The Sex Pistols. They went on to influence many generations of bands including The Gossip and Sonic Youth whom they played with in 2007. The Slits continue to expand the boundaries of punk, combining it with various ethnic and experimental sounds and plan to continue doing so for years to come. In addition to the new album, a book about the band, Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits written by Zoe Street Howe, is scheduled to be published in the Fall.
""If the 1990s riot-grrrl rock sound had swapped feminist theorising for the happy-hour horror of a Saturday-night city centre, it might have swaggered like this...... delightfully slovenly vocals." 3/5 THE SUNDAY TIMES
Having been spotted in Everett True’s Plan B mag, an Artrocker 'New Blood' feature and a coveted slot in the NME, the gals received airplay from 6 music, Resonance FM and Radio 1, where they were branded one of Steve Lamacq's 'New Favourite Bands'.
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