Feminist alt.rock band Femegades have unveiled their latest single, Daddy Says.
The song is an illustration of Femegades eclectic approach to songwriting. Taken from forthcoming EP Not All Men, the track is a departure from the band’s recent single releases – the fuzz-filled, acerbic soundscapes of ‘Speechless’ and the fiery, thought-provoking lyricism of ‘Be Alone’.
A warm, beautifully delivered ballad characterised by chiming guitar notes, a gentle rhythm section and the sumptuous tones of vocalist Em, the track is juxtaposed by the powerful subject matter.
Daddy Says tells the story of a father encouraging his daughter into the sex industry, the lyrics taking the listener on a journey of lost innocence and coercion, throwing a light on the hypocrisy of the husband-and-father sex-buyer. The track highlights Femegades refusal to shy away from tackling hard hitting subjects deserving of a voice in the world.
Femegades, were born out of the ashes of various projects and countless ‘musician wanted’ ads. Bonding over a shared love of the riot grrrl-era movement, the four-piece seamlessly blend socially conscious punk with elements of the angst-ridden emotion of grunge.
Also comprised of Emily (bass), Simone (drums) and Tom (guitar), Femegades honed their sound throughout lockdown. Having the space and time to create their art, the band released debut EP ‘Pornsick’ and will follow this up with sophomore EP Not All Men on 1st September 2022. Femegades affecting sound has begun to permeate through the London music scene, with the band wowing crowds as they headlined Camden Rocks Presents.
Daddy Says is out on 4th August 2022 and is taken from the EP Not All Men, due for release on 1st September 2022 via Regent Street Records.