Live Review Muncie Girls, Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham 31st March 2016

There’s no ignoring the force behind them. 

Fresh from the release of debut album ‘From Caplan To Belsize’, Muncie Girls are only just starting to showcase what they’re capable of. Performing power punk at its most empowering, the Exeter trio waste no time in making their voices heard. Shouting out to the first time they played in Birmingham, in front of a crowd they say contained no more than the sound engineer and the night’s headline act, it’s a thrill to see how far the group have already come. Now performing in front of a packed room, there’s no ignoring the force behind them.

Centring their set on older material, Muncie Girls bring their music to life. Tackling issues of feminism, politics, and self-worth with an arsenal of poppy hooks and ceaseless energy, the outfit wear their values on their sleeves, and the result is captivating. Frontwoman Lande Hekt effortlessly charms the room, her slightly understated performance allowing her words to be the driving focus. And for as long as they’re on stage - from the misogyny-damning calls of ‘Respect’ to the rallying get-up-and-do cries of ‘Learn In School’ - those words are the only things that matter.

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Photos: Sam Wood


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