Female Artists at Coachella

In recent years there has been plenty of uproar about the massive gender imbalance of artists performing at major music festivals around the world. And Coachella 2015 disappointingly joins the list. *Sigh*

We fear it’ll be years before it’s an even playing field for us ladies. But what we lack in quantity, we certainly make up for in quality. Here’s our pick of the must-see ladies at the Californian festival this April.

FRIDAY

Alabama Shakes

Not to disrepute the rest of this rock band from Alabama (because we think they’re all pretty great), but it’s Brittany Howard who is the standout and totally worth ditching your friends at another stage for. She is after all the founder, lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter with one hell of a voice!

 

ANGUS AND JULIA STONE

This Aussie brother and sister folk-blues duo has been playing a bunch of gigs and releasing albums both together and as solo artists since 2006. Julia’s peculiar, fragile voice is made all the more appealing with her strong and emotional lyrics.

 

Special mention…

AZEALIA BANKS

Because you never know what you’ll miss if you’re not there.

 

SATURDAY

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

This Scottish indie-pop band has been around for quite some time, and while the majority of them are male (five out of six to be exact), it’s the lovely Sarah Martin on violin and vocals that gets them on this list. Why? Because she dabbles with the recorder, stylophone, melodica, guitar, and flute. The girl’s got talent!

 

FKA TWIGS

We first wrote about this English singer-songwriter and producer back in August, and we’re still really digging her! She’s unique and is simply intriguing.

 

Special mention…

ALISON WONDERLAND

Her name alone takes you to a magical place.

 

SUNDAY

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

Florence + the Machine is the English indie rock back band featuring the red-headed lead singer Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. Their music is enough to get to bopping along and mixed with Florence’s quirky nonchalant sense of style, you just want to make sure you’re there!

 

ST. VINCENT

This American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist muso has opened gigs and collaborated with a plethora of big names! The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver, and Kid Cudi to name a few. We loved her as part of The Polyphonic Spree and now as a solo artist, we love her even more.

 

Special mention…

ANNIE MAC

Get the party started with this UK DJ, and do your star spotting while you’re at it.

 

Title image source: The Interns via www.complex.com

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