Sunday, 25 January 2009
Recommendation Weekly: Lesbians on Ecstasy
Lesbians on Ecstasy are not you next door girl band that plays cheerful songs and tells about girl-to-boy sloppy love stories. They are a queercore Canadian band that makes typical electroclash music with heavy influences of noise, experimental and electro rock. Lesbians on Ecstasy are not your typical all-girl band and don't expect them to be fluffy and lovey-dovey!
Their lyrics are openly gay and they do not mind singing of women fancying other women. Lesbians on Ecstasy may not be among the most famous groups, but they are one of the finest acts of the electroclash scene, without sounding too poppy or too underground. If you want to give them a chance perhaps you should start from their eponymous albums, which to me is their better release. Of course, if you are more into electronic perhaps you should start from "Giggles in the Dark", but be warned that none of their tracks is suitable for a regular dance club. To be honest this is one of the most difficult recommendations that I've ever made, because Lesbians on Ecstasy is a band that you first have to hear and then read about. Of course, there is almost no chance to like them if you are not into the whole alternative independent electronica or you don't like electroclash.
PS: Queercore is a term used to describe bands which are comprised of only GLBT musicians or almost all of them are GLBT.