Words by Darcy Nathan
Feature Image by Natasha Koziarska
All-girl rock band VENUS GRRRLS, consisting of singer/rhythm guitarist Grace Kelly (GK) who fronts the band, Jess Ayres (Lead Guitar), Hannah Barraclough (Bass), Grace Stubbings (Synth) and Gabby Cooke (Drums), add to their discography with new release ‘Violet State of Mind’. The feel-good single released by a Leeds-based alt-rock band expresses their hope for a summer of love.
A band known for empowering women in the arts, “Violet State of Mind” communicates their message of revolt and empowerment, allowing the listener to reach deep into their ‘inner deities’. Described by the band as “the anthem to you hot girl summer,” their fast, pop-edged sound provides listeners with an uplifting celebration of all things hot, whether it’s having fun in the sun with friends, falling in love, or simply loving yourself.
Added to their aurally delivered message, their lyrical prowess underscores the dynamics of female romantic agency. It’s the first release from VENUS GRRRLS for 2022. The band is looking forward to a busy festival season with slots at Kendal Calling and a main stage gig at Truck Festival.
With their unique blend of artistic influences, and their defiant message that women can indeed master their musical instruments just as well as men, they set a powerful precedent for women in music and there is no doubt they will be making waves in the near future.