Q&A Scene: Keven 007 – Glitoris

Tell us about your new EP release?
Energetic, angry, inspiring, fresh, potent, full of empowerment.
A rich pop-punk sound that pits grinding guitars and enormous drums against heart-racing beats, sharp shouts against sweeping four-part harmonies. Think love child of B52s and Rage Against the Machine.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time? 
It’s gotta be ‘Slut Power’. Anthemic like ‘Disgrace’, it addresses the language targeting women and how women are generally held to a higher bar than men. Women are disgraceful when they do things that are unladylike and aggressive. Slut Power is confronting the use of this language because we are commanding and aggressive women, yelling and swearing in non-ladylike ways. ‘Crazy’ ‘Volatile’ ‘Careerist’ ‘Bossy’. These are words that we have been labelled, heard in the workplace or seen in the media. The whole song takes this targeted language, holds it up like a mirror to the people using it to describe women, before spitting it straight back at them.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
The other day in rehearsal, Andrew referred to a song she’d heard as “bedwetting drivel”. Out of nowhere, Siri piped up and said “here is what I found for ‘bedwetting drivel’”. Interlude II by Alt-J started playing.
What, or who, inspires you?
Pixies, Led Zeppelin, Mr Bungle, Nina Simone, Siouxsie, Kathleen Hanna. Vivienne Westwood, Katie Jane Garside. CRASS. Steve Albini. Injustices and assholes.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
Keven 007 has had a love affair with My Heart Will Go On, ever since she sang a karaoke duet with a British ranch owner in the south of France. They called him ‘Elvis’, presumably because of all the ranch dressing he consumed.
What’s next for you?
Japan. Festivals. We’re recording our first album next year.
What’s your scene?
Commanding loud punk mayhem.

 

Glitoris are four women who are not afraid to be un-ladylike, assertive and commanding by roaring their music through sweaty, passionate punk-rock. With recent Triple J and Australia-wide radio-play for their debut single “Disgrace”, Glitoris has been generating heated discussion that landed them a record deal with Buttercup Records, a support slot for Regurgitator and a show at The Famous Spiegeltent. Their powerful and multiplying fan-base, the GLITERATI, have surprised even the band members with their passionate fervour towards all things GlitorisGlitoris‘ debut four-track EP sports an energetically rich pop-punk sound that pits grinding guitars against heart-racing beats, sharp shouts against sweeping four-part harmonies.

Catch Glitoris live:

Thursday 24th November 2016 – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane QLD
Friday 2nd December 2016 – Bar Open, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 3rd December 2016 – The Bearded Tit, Sydney NSW
Saturday 10th December 2016 – ANU Bar, Canberra ACT

About Mary Boukouvalas 1186 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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