6 Female-Fronted Bands That You Should Be Listening To

September 10, 2015

Normally I wouldn't use the term "female-fronted band" because a band is a band, even when women are in said band. If you don't have to say "male-fronted band" then you shouldn't have to say "female-fronted", but in this case I just want to focus on the ladies that are ruling the music world so I guess it works. My favorite (female) musician of all time is definitely Fiona Apple.  She is an incredible artist and I really doubt there will ever be anyone else who I connect with so much through music. I actually have her handwritten lyrics tattooed on my body... yeah, I love her. Gwen Stefani, Florence + The Machine, Alanis Morissette, and Garbage have all made an impact on me as well. Those are well established musicians that have been around for years though, so let's focus on the newbies and the up and comers. All of these bands have a strong, outspoken, powerful, female lead singer and you should listen to them immediately!



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Courtney Barnett

Meg Myers

Bonus: Haim (they're a little pop-y, but in the best way possible)

Bonus: Elle King (she's solo, but I love her, so whatever)