“I thought it would be exciting to write a really overtly sexual song about a woman from the perspective of a woman,” she says, in a press release. “You don’t hear much about sex between women in music, or if you do its usually from a fetishised male perspective, I thought I’d reclaim a bit of that power.”
‘Any Human Friend’ is due for release on 9th August via AMF Records (and via Sub Pop in the US) and was co-produced by David Wrench and herself. Check out her upcoming live shows below, and listen to ‘all night’ at the bottom of the article.
09 Rough Trade - London (7pm)
10 Resident - Brighton (7pm)
11 Rough Trade - Bristol (4pm)
12 Rough Trade - Nottingham (12pm)
12 Jumbo - Leeds (5.30pm)
13 Edinburgh (6pm)
15-18 Green Man Festival
21 Thekla - Bristol
23 Oran Mor - Glasgow
24 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds
25 Band On The Wall - Manchester
26 Islington Assembly Hall - London
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