For many young women coming of age in the nineties and beyond, the music of the Riot Grrrl movement was tremendously influential. It had a riotous exuberance, with bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile and Huggy Bear encouraging young women to stand up and shout out against a culture that they felt had turned a deaf ear to the voices of young women.
In this noisy exploration of the movement’s music and politics we hear from the women who were labelled riot grrrls, music journalists and the young women who still feel their legacy today.
Featuring contributions from Molly Neuman (Bratmobile), Delia Sparrow (Mambo Taxi), Liz Naylor (Catcall Records), cultural critic Bidisha, the singer Emmy the Great and the writers Sara Marcus and Amy Raphael.
Click here to listen to the new Radio 4 documentary about Riot Grrrl!