For their third episode of the Montreal Sessions, local punks Towanda keep the mic pointed squarely towards the ladies in the house. Delving into the history of ’77 punk, feminist rap, and riot grrrl they dust off some true gems and dig into how these sounds came to influence Towanda as we know (and love) them today.
Bringing things into the present day, they invite local musician and Rock Camp for Girls coordinator Heather Hardie into the studio to discuss the intersection of feminism and music culture. If we do say so ourselves, it struck the perfect mix of insightful conversation and kickass music. In case you missed it the first time around, be sure to check out the full audio here.
The Towanda crew (Rosie, Rose n’ Claire) are back in action today hosting The Montreal Sessions from 3-5pm, and they’ve invited in their musical friends & family for a mega-radio-party. To kick things off there’ll be an interview with Killer Haze records, and later on, an in-studio performance by Painful Shivers. So much rock, so little time!
With a new month comes a fresh-faced radio residency: Towanda is ready to take over The Montreal Sessions every Tuesday 3-5pm. The local trio is as fierce as they are fiery, so we’re looking forward to them heating up the airwaves all February! You can listen to their new Black Sheep EP here, recorded at Drones Club and released with Killer Haze Records
For their first episode, the ladies will be taking us back-stage for a behind-the-scenes look at who Towanda is, what they’re up to and where they’re going next.
In the coming sessions, look out for live performances and interviews, plus an in-depth look into both DIY culture and punk-rock feminism around Montreal.