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The Coathangers take on the NRA in new single

Never known to hide their political view, feminist rock band, The Coathangers challenge the NRA in their latest release. Just under a month away from their album release, The Devil You Know, the three-piece come charging back onto the music scene with purpose. “F the NRA” is everything the title expresses. The pop-rock charges along with the shouts from the band as the video displays gun stats from around the world across the screen. Take listen, learn a little something and if this band isn’t on your radar, change that real fast.

[Top 5] albums that helped me find myself in Europe

Camera, water, good walking shoes, and most importantly, a playlist set for the city….(and maybe bring a map) For two weeks, I’ve been wondering around the streets of Europe with artists in my playlists I hadn’t listened to quite as much back home. Finding the perfect playlist for vacation is basically a necessity, having the familiarity of something from back home to help you along whatever you experience is kinda cool if you think about it. So here are the top five albums that helped me find myself in Europe.

(sidenote, they all happen to be female fronted bands. Grl Pwr.)

Jay Som’s debut album Everybody Works, is the perfect travel album. There are songs that touch you on a level of excitement, comfort and daring. 1 Billion Dogs it the energetic reminder you need to embark on your new adventure each day. a3337164431_10

For walking the brickstone streets and pretty much everywhere else, I’ve noticed that fatigue can sneak up you, but who can nap when there is so much to see? Grab a coffee and turn on this album.

For mindless wondering in Scotland, amid the castles and gorgeous sights, Middle Kids self-titled EP, pairs nicely with, well, anything by Angel Olsenmiddle-kids-ep-1487173885

Middle Kids’ star track Edge of Town  is the perfect song to listen to while finding yourself abroad. Burn Your Fire for No Witness, by Olsen stick out due to the range on the album. The album is a sweetly, dark, romantic, and spirited collection that will match any mood. Similar to Jay Som’s Everybody Works, in the sense that you can find a song that will get you riled by the rhythmic guitar and a catchy beat you’ll keep hitting repeat on, as well as, those hauntingly beautiful songs to match the disbelief of the beauty Europe posses. a0472423704_10

And along with Europe comes some rowdy times, which means you’ll need some amp up music. That’s when you need to turn to The Coathangers. Being an avid fan myself, I’m biased when I say you can’t go wrong with whatever album, however Nosebleed Weekend is an endearingly odd cluster of punk rock that will make you jump around and good and ready to hit the pints.

Keeping the grrl riot sound going, Tacocat’s Lost Time album is essential to pass the time on those plan rides, street wonderings and all the new adventures bound to happen. The pop-punk has an upbeat dynamic as the perfect soundtrack to daily exploring, or even for tuning out the weird guy at the hostel. 99ef3a88

The Coathangers Live in England

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May 17th, 2017 – The Coathangers at Olso Hackney in London, England

A Canadian in London watching a band from Atlanta. It doesn’t get more international than that.

Eyeliner, tattoos and leather jackets that would seem like costumes in any other setting.  On the second floor in England at the perfectly gritty Oslo it would seem odd not to.  Drenched in darkness, the filled room welcomes sweaty and riled up fans. The stage is black, so dark the three figures taking their spots behind their instruments are hardly visible.

Slowcoaches just finished their set which was a hair thrashing wild ride, with the female lead Heather on her back, wailing into the mic, while kicking her legs in the air.


Crook Kid, Rusty, and Minnie Coathanger, The Coathangers are one of the baddest girl bands from Atlanta.

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Currently touring Europe the trio are taking over stages with their tattooed, unapologetically blunt punk. Their latest release, Parasite EP, is another gem from the band that is the best if what the band does.

Hardly visible, the crowd is already fallen in love. Masked in murderous red lights, the band begins, stopping only to switch instruments depending on the song. The crowd thrashes more as each song progresses. The mild fans stray to the sides of the Olso, while middle of the room erupts into half a dance floor and half moshpit.





Have you heard: The Coathangers


They started as a joke. A one time only performance at a house party was supposed to be The Coathangers one and only show. Minnie, Crook Kid and Rusty Coathanger all adopted personas for their genius little joke band. After their memorable performance they were asked to play again. Quickly it became obvious these women were no joke.

These feminist members adopt their  outspoken personalities into their music. Fusing danceable drumlines with guitar riffs that will seduce you their sound lands them somewhere between indie and alternative rock from another decade. Their latest EP, Parasite, is a collection of these things described far better than the English language knows how. Somewhere between menacing and seductive Julia Kugel’s (aka Crook Kid Coathanger) voice will make you tingly in special places.

The star of the EP, is Down Down which embraces what the band does differently than most and how they do it best.

You need to hear, The Coathangers.