For the next three Tuesdays of Women’s History Month, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite bands/artists that aren’t all men.
Meet Me @ The Altar
Meet Me at the Altar is one of the hottest ‘new’ bands out there right now, and for good reason. Their tunes are pop-punk perfection (just listen to Garden and you’ll know what I mean), and they recently signed to Fueled by Ramen! Interestingly, the band worked remotely until the pandemic hit. The trio met online, and are originally from New Jersey, Florida, and Georgia. They shared in an NME interview that they just recently began living together to work on new music. Of course, I’m super stoked to hear these new tunes, and hopefully catch them on tour sometime!
I first ‘discovered’ Teamonade after they slept at my house while on tour with Citizen’s Mat Kerekes in the Fall of 2019. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it out to any of the shows, but luckily I got to catch the band twice in 2020 before the you-know-what put a stop to shows. The band only has one EP and a few singles, but that hasn’t stopped me from scrobbling them more than Green Day. Osi’s vocals are absolutely incredible, and I love the overall vibe of Teamonade’s music. They just announced today that they’re signing to Counter Intuitive Records and will have new music this summer. I can’t wait!
In case you missed it, we recently shared Jetty Bones’ debut LP on our Songs We Can’t Wait to Hear Live February Update. I first saw Jetty Bones in 2018 on the absolutely stacked Homesafe / Heart Attack Man / Hot Mulligan / Jetty Bones tour, and have been hooked ever since. Kelc Galluzzo’s music is the perfect blend of fun and emotionally honest. I’m super excited to someday hear these new songs live, and I’m so glad that she signed to Rise Records so that even more people can discover her music!
We can’t talk about awesome bands with recent releases without mentioning Stand Atlantic. This Australian band dropped their second album Pink Elephant last August. I played some of their tracks from their first album on my radio show back in the day, and loved that I got the chance to see them at Sad Summer Fest in 2019. Here’s hoping that these pop punk icons will be stateside again sooner rather than later. As much as I love to travel for shows, Australia is a bit far even for me. 😂
If you’re not already familiar with Doll Skin, you should change that. The band got their start in a battle of the bands in 2013, where they were discovered by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. They’ve toured with bands such as the Dead Kennedys, HELLYEAH, and Escape the Fate, as well as played the Warped Tour. In 2019, they signed with Hopeless Records to release their third album, Love is Dead and We Killed Her. At the end of last year, two of the members left the band. The remaining members, Sydney (vox, they/them) and Meghan (drums, she/her), released their latest single, “Control Freak” just last month. I’m looking forward to hearing what they do next, and hopefully catching a show post-Covid.
Visit Doll Skin’s website for links to listen and follow on socials.
One of my more recent discoveries is Redlands, California-based Hoity-Toity. Despite their most recent release being nearly two years ago, the band is still making a name for themselves online via recent live stream performances and their guitarist’s viral TikToks. To date, the band has 2 EPs available on streaming services, with some additional tunes available on their Bandcamp. Once shows start happening again, I definitely need to catch Hoity-Toity live.
Another recent CA-based discovery of mine is Viridian Lights. The quintet released their debut single, “Faint” in late 2019, and released their second, “Captivated,” earlier this year. If these two singles are any indication of what the band has coming next, we can expect big things from Viridian Lights.
What are your favorite non-male artists? Let us know in the comments!