The Menstrual Cramps
DIY Punk perfect for queer punks that like DIY rock tunes and cheeky lyrics.
The Menstrual Cramps are the Nazi kicking, guitar swinging, feminist singing riot girls of this generation. Founded in a bedroom in Bristol in 2016, The Menstrual Cramps (Emilia Elfrida, Cooper Rose, Robyn Jenner and AJ Murdoch) 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.
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’