It bothers me that I always see those posts about female fronted bands, but the are almost always bands that have a female singer and the rest of the band is male. Why don’t we give some love to the all female bands and bands that are always left out of those lists. I’m not going to be including solo artists because they already receive enough love. Also I thought it might be good to mention that the majority of the women on this list are either openly not straight or give off very gay vibes.
1. Against Me!
I’m starting with one that to me seem fairly obvious why it is not included in posts about female fronted bands, the lead singer Laura Jane Grace in a transgender female. For me this is always the first band that I think of when I am thinking about this category, maybe that is just because I love them so much who knows.
Against Me! is a band that started in Gainesville, Florida in 2002. The band currently consists of Inge Johansson, James Bowman, Laura Jane Grace, and Atom Willard. They mainly play punk rock and alternative rock.
I’m surprised about the amount of people who don’t listen to or even know Sleater-Kinney. Everyone knows who Carrie Brownstein and how awesome she is, so why not listen to her equally awesome band?
Sleater-Kinney has such an amazing and unique sound that I seriously love so much. They just released a new record after a ten year hiatus and working on solo projects. They formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. The member of the band are Janet Weiss, Corin Tucker, and Carrie Brownstein. They mainly play punk rock and indie rock.
Warpaint is not usually the type of music that I listen to, but for some reason I just reAlly love their music. Last year they released a self titled record. It definitely helps that they are all adorable.
Warpaint was formed in Los Angeles in 2004. The band is made up of Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Stella Mozgawa, and Jenny Lee Lindberg. The band is described as psychedelic rock, art rock, and dream pop.
4. Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara Quin are identical twins and have been making music together since they were 15. Both Tegan and Sara are openly gay and do work in the community, not to mention they are both smart and funny.
Tegan and Sara started playing music in 1995 in Calgary, Canada. The two members are Tegan and Sara Quin. Their genre has changed over their seven records but it is mainly indie rock, indie pop, and on their most recent record synthpop.
5. Now, Now
This band is amazing and I’m not sure why the entirety of tumblr doesn’t know about them, especially considering that all of the members are gay! They are also working on a new record!
They formed in Blaine, Minnesota in 2003 and are currently based in Minneapolis. The members are Brad Hale, Cacie Dalager, and Jess Abbott. The genre of music that they play is indie rock.
I’m not really sure how everyone doesn’t listen to Haim. I mean just look at them, they are amazing and their hair is perfect!
Haim was formed in Los Angeles in 2007. The band is made up of Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim. Pop rock and soft rock are the types of music that they play.