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THE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS

STYLE: DIY PUNK

PERFECT FOR: Queer punks that like DIY rock tunes and cheeky lyrics

Menstrual Cramps

WHO: Emilia Elfrida, Cooper Rose, Robyn Jenner and AJ Murdoch

WHERE FROM: Bristol, UK

STARTED PERFORMING: Since 2016

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STORY:

The Menstrual Cramps are the Nazi kicking, guitar swinging, feminist singing riot girls of this generation. Founded in a bedroom in Bristol, The Menstrual Cramps have gone a long way since their first cycle.

Dousing punk-rock with a tank full of petrol, this kick-ass DIY punk group are part of new era of musicians giving women, men and everyone outside or in-between a fresh taste of feminist-punk heritage with relevance to its social backdrop – they’ve even got a song against fracking and another one about unsolicited dick pics.

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Q&A:

WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR MUSICAL STYLE?

Cooper: Movie soundtracks and pop.

AJ: My roots were mostly in metal, and then I naturally progressed into punk and hardcore. I latch on to anything with loads of energy.

Emilia: The world around me and my everyday life.

Robyn: Stupid people.

WHAT KIND OF SUB-CULTURE INSPIRES THE WAY YOU DRESS?

Cooper: 80s with chavvy trash.

AJ: It is a mashup of skate brands, band merch, charity shops, rockabilly and black.

Emilia: 2002 Avril Lavigne mixed with chav.

Robyn: 80’s punk lesbian.

ONE SONG TO LISTEN TO IF YOU WERE SENT TO A DESERT ISLAND?

Cooper: Baz Luhrmann – ‘Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)’

AJ: Every Time I Die – ‘Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space’

Emilia: George Harrison – ‘What Is Life’  

Robyn: The Cardigans – ‘My Favourite Game’

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