PERFECT FOR: Queer punks that like DIY rock tunes and cheeky lyrics
WHO: Emilia Elfrida, Cooper Rose, Robyn Jenner and AJ Murdoch
WHERE FROM: Bristol, UK
STARTED PERFORMING: Since 2016
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.
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?
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