Emma Laramie

25 Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands and Artists

Women rock, both literally and figuratively. Yet, so often, female musicians are overlooked by their male counterparts. But not here. Below, find Ellenwood-EP’s 25 best female/female fronted indie rockers that you should be listening to right now (in no particular order):

Track Review: Exit Earth – Sabrina

A solid post rock track, “Sabrina” is part Mac DeMarco jangly shoegaze and part Pity Sex post rock, melding together to form a sound that can perhaps best be described as a significantly less angry Nirvana (although certainly just as angsty). This can also be heard in the often repeated lines “I lost my mind again” and “I’m freaking out, ” which is a clever tool to use here since there’s not much else to do when you’re losing your mind other than say it over and over again until you’ve figured out what to do about it.

Track Review: Spencer Radcliffe – MIA

Now, the multi-instrumentalist is gearing up to release his first full-length album with Run For Cover Records. Entitled Looking In, the album is not set to be released until October 2. Luckily, we’ve managed to get a glimpse of what to expect through his first single, “Mia.”

TRACK REVIEW: ALL DOGS – That Kind of Girl

Ohio-based band All Dogs released their debut album on August 28th. Entitled Kicking Every Day, it takes its name from a line in their lead single, “That Kind of Girl.” With this raw and guttural examination of how frustrating it can be to be blindly, and incorrectly, judged, singer Maryn Jones has crafted a high-energy, cathartic tune that allows listeners to release just a little bit of that anger we all feel every day.

Track Review: N. Lannon – Dreamer

If ever there was a good road trip song, or a song perfect for a movie montage, N. Lannon’s “Dreamer” is it, and his new music video serves to prove it. Directed by Christopher Coats, the video takes viewers on a 4-minute long journey through winding roads, open fields, snowy tracks, and other distant memories.

Track Review: Girl Band – Paul

Irish noise-punk group Girl Band has released a video for the first single off of their upcoming album, Holding Hands With Jamie, due out September 25th. In it, “Paul” is a sad man who is forced to, quite literally, wear a big grin on his face. As the star of a children’s television show, his job is to dance around in a happy-looking pig costume.

Track Review: Atmosphere – Sunshine

Atmosphere’s “Sunshine” is not a new song to most people’s ears. This clever ode to the sun and its ability to make any terrible (i.e. hungover) day that much better has been around since 2007, but now, just shy of a decade later, it finally has a video.

Track Review: Teen Daze – Morning World

British Columbia based Teen Daze has released his fifth album in five years. Morning World, his first project to be produced through his newly formed partnership with Paper Bag Records, was allegedly tracked and mixed within the span of ten days, but you’d never guess it from the maturity that comes out of the album’s title track.

Track Review: Mating Ritual – I Wear Glasses

We all know the feeling: you’re at a bar, having a good time with your friends, when suddenly you spot someone from across the room who is just magical. You can’t stop watching them. You want to say something, but you don’t know what. After another beer or two, you finally make your move - and everything comes out stupid and wrong.

15 Songs of the Summer

It may almost be August, but summer isn't over yet. Here are 15 songs by both up-and-coming and more established indie artists to get you through the second half of summer:

Emma Laramie

Contributor Writer

Ellenwood NYC Contributor Writer