Your Weekly Women to Listen to: Lady Sovereign, Frida Hyvönen, Miho Hatori and more


Frida Hyvönen

File Under: Pianotastic melodic pop with an imperfect voice that makes everything lovely
From: Sweden
For fans of: Patti Smith, Jennifer O’Connor, El Perro del Mar, cigarettes and wine, black and white French films, Mia Doi Todd
Bonus: She has been known to use a flugelhorn.


File Under: Art school rock
From: NYC
For fans of: Peaches, Ani Difranco, electric violin, The Butchies, playing kickball, Kinnie Star
Bonus: She’s totally gay.

Miho Hatori

File Under: Happy hardcore, blues guitar, drum sampling machine and reverb
From: NYC via Japan
For fans of: Cibo Matto, Luscious Jackson, Le Tigre, making your own T-shirts with cute sayings on them, Yuka Honda
Bonus: Miho is “Noodle” in the Gorillaz pack and was part of Cibo Matto before disbanding and appearing as a guest vocalist on projects for The Beastie Boys, Handsome Boy Modeling School,and Blackalicious, among others.


File Under: Indie rock that fits in really well with the grrl bands of the ’90s while staying timeless
From: Brooklyn
For fans of: Elastica, The Cure, hot ladies, New Order, leather and lace
Bonus: Queer hotness with a side of yummy.


File Under: Bikini Kill’s fraternal twin sister
From: Washington D.C.
For fans of: L7, Bikini Kill, The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls In Love soundtrack, girls in glasses, tattoos, PBR
Bonus: Bandmember Allison Wolfe was also in the pivotal riot grrrl band Bratmobile.

Big Sir

File Under: Downtempo electronic with haunting vocals

From: California
For fans of: Watching sexy thrillers (like Basic Instinct or Big Top Pee Wee), violins, Lisa Papineau (who is the vocalist for Big Sir), Martina Topley Bird
Bonus: Lisa also does vocals for Air and M83.

Go ahead and start listening cupcakes! I’ll be back next week with 10 more women to check out.

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