The bands describe the EP, available as limited-edition 7″ and download from 23rd August, as “an aggressive call to action, with songs about mental health, girl gangs and dates with misogynists.”
Little Fists are the energetic, musically-unpredictable trio of Sophie, Vanessa and Ste. Formed in November 2014, their debut EP release the following October was all driving bass lines and melodic guitar, with sudden bursts of rage and emotion. With all three members providing vocals, they deliver a diverse, unique sound both live and on record. Now a mainstay in the DIY punk underground, TGA have previously hailed the band for their “singular, skittish power” and acclaimed them for “wasting no time in making their mark in an already teeming London DIY scene and beyond”.
Fight Rosa Fight! have also been attacking the patriarchy in song since 2014, and state their mission is “to claim space”. Described by Maximum Rockunroll as “Wonderfully pissed off poppy queerpunk/riot grrrl right out of Cheltenham, UK”, the band consists of Cassie on bass/vocals, Linz on guitar/vocals and Emily on drums. Known for their overtly political lyrics and chatty stage shows, Fight Rosa Fight! sing about intersectional feminism, race, gender, class and identity and have already played gigs throughout the UK, including a mini-tour last summer with London’s Ethical Debating Society. This is their third EP, following 2014’s ‘Step 1: Start a Band’ cassette and last year’s ‘Rotten’ CD.
Little Fists and Fight Rosa Fight! begin a joint tour to promote the EP on August 14, criss-crossing the country and including visits to notable DIY venues JT Soar in Nottingham and Wharf Chambers in Leeds. Catch them while you can.
The ‘Split’ EP is available now for pre-order on bandcamp and you can listen to it below.