This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Females in Music

Discussion in 'Non-Metal' started by Orelans, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. Orelans

    Orelans www.trole.org

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    When I was thinking about music I realized that, unfortunately, most, but not all, of the music that I listen to is being written and performed by males.

    I was hoping I could get a lot of recommendations on quality music being done by females in any genre: whether it be female fronted bands, solo artists or just a band or group with female musicians...

    what females musicians are you listening to?
     
  2. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2001
    Messages:
    4,418
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Why does it matter, sexist? Music is good regardless of the gender involved. This thread is pathetic.
     
  3. Life Sucks

    Life Sucks and then you die

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    7,987
    Likes Received:
    169
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Die bitch die!!!!!
    The only female fronted bands I listen to are Lacuna Coil and Arch Enemy. The Arch Enemy vocalist sounds like a man though.
     
  4. Ol' Dirty Bastard

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Me favs:

    Bjork
    The Gathering
    Portishead
    Tatu
    Tori Amos
    PJ Harvey
    Sarah McLachlan
    Hooverphonic
     
  5. psykopain

    psykopain SINDROME

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    hellflower tweekafornia, USA
    :D :D :D
     
  6. psykopain

    psykopain SINDROME

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    hellflower tweekafornia, USA
    i like fem vocs and bass players....but i havent met an aggresive enough fem giutar player for my liking.
     
  7. Orelans

    Orelans www.trole.org

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6

    You know what? It doesn't matter... No, I'm not sexist. I was just hoping to learn about more female artists that I otherwise may never have heard of. There has to be more than just Britney Spears...
     
  8. crimsonfloyd

    crimsonfloyd Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    7,670
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I listen to a reasonably large amount of female music. Theres a lot of good female singer/songwriters out there. Try these ones Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole... theres tons more. Then theres Dead Can Dance whos vocalist, Lisa Gerrad is phenominal, possibly my favorite singer. They're a very interesting mix of gothic, world and classical music. If that sounds interesting pick up an album. Then theres more gothic stuff like Miranda Sex Garden, The Shroud or Mira, who all have female vocalist (but are all very different). Then in metal theres bands that use female voclaists like Tristania. And of course theres Arch Enemy who have a female vocalist, but if your interested in the female voice in general, they won't get that part done for you. Anyways those are some of the female singers of my preferance
     
  9. Zznwolet

    Zznwolet Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I guess some female solo artists/singers I enjoy that aren't in the mainstream would be:

    Diamanda Galas
    Lisbeth Scott
    Rose McDowall of Sorrow/Current 93
    Rachel Goswell of Mojave 3/slowdive
    Yasnaia of Hybryds
    Lucia Hwong
    Suzanne Teng
    Azam Ali
    Amodali of Mother Destruction
     
  10. Furious B

    Furious B Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Messages:
    2,740
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    MPLS
    Men have penies and women have ginies.
     
  11. lord667

    lord667 =UM=Heartburn

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    That Suffrajets song is starting to grow on me...the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are pretty good...Arch Enemy do nothing for me, but they're quite popular apparently...Hanin Elias/ATR are always worth a look...if you've got the backbone for some easy listening, check out Enya...Lacuna Coil, the old Italian goth favourites, naturally...you might be able to stomach Evanescence as well, who knows? Give Jack Off Jill a look if you haven't already. Avoid Kittie, they're the worst band in history.

    There are some good pop girls around at the moment. I mean, top marks for effort to Myleene Klass, going from Hear'Say to "Toccata". Delta Goodrem, possibly...Amy Studt's more recent singles have been disappointing but "Misfit" was a bit of a toe-tapper...naturally you'll have already formed your opinions on Avril Bloody Lavigne and Christina Sodding Aguilera. As the Spanish say, there are three things you should never advise someone to do: get married, start a war, or buy a teeniboppin' ersatz-rockchick's album...but I leave it up to you.
     
  12. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2001
    Messages:
    4,418
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Alright, fair enough.

    Here we go:

    Madder Mortem
    The Gathering
    Old Theatre of Tragedy
    The Sins of Thy Beloved
    Trail of Tears
    Tristania

    These are bands I used to enjoy heartily. Yes, I was a huge fan of B&B metal (aka goth metal). Nowadays, I'm not so entranced by this style, but I still reminisce upon the cheesy strains of this style with affection.

    The Gathering still rules though... also in that vein, check out the very rarely mentioned but still amazing The 3rd and the Mortal. Their last album, which came out in 2002 I believe, Memoirs... it rocked. It was a mixture of trip hop and dark rock, sort of like a better Antimatter with more of an upbeat newer Ulver meets Massive Attack feel.

    And for the downtempo / trip hop vibe get Lux Occulta's The Mother and the Enemy which mixes black metal, jazz, and trip hop with I think 3 female sung trip hop ditties. Fleurety's Department of Apocalyptic Affairs has an awesome female sung trip hop song called Barbed Wire Smile. Lamb is a fairly good downtempo band, I would recommend them to fans of Bjork and Portishead, they bring a more dnb vibe to the trip hop style of mellow electronics with female vocals.
     
  13. col

    col Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    West Yorkshire, England
    Honey is Cool - all the music is written by the girl singer/guitarist. they are one of the best bands I've ever heard!
     
  14. Tangerine Dreamer

    Tangerine Dreamer Art Of Vision

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2003
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Kate Bush
    Suzanne Vega
    Maggie Reilly
    Sheena Easton
    Jennifer Rush

    If you like 70s prog rock, you probably know Renaissance and their awesome vocalist Annie Haslam.
     
  15. Kate Bush Rules!

    Kate Bush Rules! Kali Yuga

    Joined:
    May 17, 2003
    Messages:
    930
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Björk
    Massive Attack
    The Gathering
    Portishead
    Fiona Apple
    Lacuna Coil
    Tori Amos
    Aghora
     
  16. oceanqueen44

    oceanqueen44 Sofa King Cool

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    1,037
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio - USA
    Don't forget Sean Yseult from White Zombie, Darcy Wretzky from Smashing Pumpkins, and Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth.

    Despite the fact that Darcy and Sean aren't that popular anymore, they still remain some of my favorite performers.



    Anyone remember Drain STH? I thought they were a really good all-female band.... The drummer has a new band called Superfix... www.superfix.net
     
  17. BodomPrincess

    BodomPrincess bunnies rock my socks

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    1,499
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    US of A
    Tristania, Hole, Garbage, Tori Amos, Bjork, Fiona Apple, Portishead, Jack Off Jill, Kittie, L7, Lacuna Coil, The Distillers, PJ Harvey..there's a lot I like.. :)
     
  18. Burkhard

    Burkhard Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,757
    Likes Received:
    640
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Germany
    Some more female vocalists/female-fronted bands, which haven´t already been mentioned before:

    Mari Boine (she and her male band have probably the best live sound I´ve ever heard and the live versions of their songs usually sound - more or less - different from the album versions; recommended album: "eallin")
    Kari Bremnes (impressive voice, excellent lyrics - though very hard to translate (for me), because they are written in a Northern Norwegian dialect; she has also released two albums with English versions of some of her songs, but I definitely prefer the original versions, because - to my ears - it´s her Norwegian dialect which contributes to a very large extent to the authenticity of her songs; I´m really looking forward to her German tour in January 2004!; recommended albums: "Svarta Bjørn" and "Løsrivelse"; www.karibremnes.no)
    The Bulgarian Voices "Angelite" (formerly known as Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares; it was Kate Bush´s cooperation with the Trio Bulgarka on "The Sensual World" which got me into this really impressive female choir - best viewed and heard live! To learn more about them, visit www.jaro.de)
    Kari Rueslåtten (former vocalist of The Third And The Mortal; her best solo album is in my opinion "Spindelsinn", which is entirely sung in Norwegian - "bokmål" to be precise; also check out her fine vocals on The Third And The Mortal´s debut-EP "Sorrow" and their debut album "Tears Laid In Earth")
    If you like Scandinavian folk music (with modern influences), check out
    Garmarna (Sweden)
    Två Fisk Och En Fläsk (Sweden; hem.passagen.se/tvafisk)
    Gjallarhorn (Finland; www.gjallarhorn.com)
    Värttinä (Finland; www.varttina.com)
    Hedningarna (Sweden/Finland;"warning": their album "Hippjokk" features only male vocals, though this doesn´t mean it´s not worth listening to)
    If you like it "oriental", try
    Natacha Atlas (though her latest album "Something Dangerous" is too much pop for my taste)
    Sima Bina (www.sima-bina.com)
    Parissa
    Sussan Deyhim
    Mahsa Vahdat
    (all four are from Iran - yes, they do have female vocalists there!)
    Further interesting singers/bands:
    Sevara Nazarkhan (from Usbekistan)
    Sainkho (from Tuva, a part of the former U.S.S.R. bordering Mongolia)
    Stepanida Borisova
    Qntal (www.qntal.de)
    Heliumvola (www.helium-vola.de)
    Tactile Gemma (with Atrox-vocalist Monika Edvardsen)

    My favourite female-fronted metal bands are:
    Fear Of God (their debut "Within The Veil" is especially because of Dawn Crosby´s (R.I.P.) impressive vocal work still my favourite metal album of all times; since I bought it in 1991, I´ve listened to it more than 1,000 times and I still haven´t got bored of it; the most comprehensive site about this band is definitely www.fear-of-god.com)
    Atrox (to me, their new album "Orgasm" is the perfect mixture of heavyness, melody and originality and together with its predecessor "Terrestrials", I like it as much as Fear Of God´s "Within The Veil", though the music and the vocals are quite different; www.atrox-web.com)
    Madder Mortem
    Nightwish (compared to a band like Atrox they play "very-easy-listening" music, but I like Tarja´s voice and their album "Oceanborn" very much - and their other albums aren´t bad either)
    Within Temptation (their album "Mother Earth" sounds sometimes too "sweet" to my ears, but I´m pleased there´s no male "beast" grunting - otherwise I wouldn´t have bought it)

    Well, there are probably lots of other interesting female vocalists/female-fronted bands (I haven´t mentioned all I know), but sometimes it might take years and very lucky accidents to discover them. And sometimes it might take some time until you really get into the music of someone. E.g. I had heard Kate Bush (her single hits to be precise) in the late 70s and in the 80s, but it wasn´t before 1990 that I really got into her music (especially the experimental album "The Dreaming" and "The Ninth Wave") and bought all her albums.

    OK, I hope this comment didn´t get too long. Now I´m tired and I´ll go to sleep. Good night!
     
  19. lord667

    lord667 =UM=Heartburn

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    I saw Drain supporting Sabbath at a reunion show. They weren't that good, the best bit was when the bass player was dancing round in circles, tripped over something and fell on her arse. :D
     
  20. sickfish

    sickfish Jedi Apprentice

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    France, Paris
    Female artists in my playlist:

    Loreena McKennit
    TheCorrs
    Cindy Lauper
    Enya
    Bangles
    Tracy Chapman
    K's Choice
    Avril Lavigne (yep..)
    Lene Marlin
    Skunk Anansie
    Björk

    I dont like Sinergy, Arch Enemy and Nightwish for some reason. And bands like Kittie and all that american nu-rock none sense.

    By the way, hey, I'm new to UM.
    :wave:
     

Share This Page