A page for news and to highlight new material we have uploaded to the archive.
Since launching online in May 2011, we have added more photos and info on bands, musicians and projects, set up a Press page for media reports, and been invited by the British Library to participate in their web archive programme http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ which archives sites to represent aspects of UK documentary heritage. This is great news as it will preserve the WL Music Archive for the future.
In addition to new entries in the archive, many others are being expanded as an ongoing process.
New entry: Jo Richler
New entry! Photographs, reviews, flyers and programs tracing the career timeline of Terri Quaye during the 1970s and 1980s
New entry! Peggy Seeger
A short entry for Pinkspots who were a spinoff from Clapperclaw, November’s recent addition
Brand new entry on socialist feminist group Clapperclaw. The entry includes written reflections, photos, fliers and four you tube videos where you can savour the chaotic energy of the band.
The writer Janine Bullman has kindly shared with us her 2009 cover story on The Slits from music magazine ‘Loud and Quiet’, which she thinks may contain the last interview with Ari Up.
March 2012: Live recording and art work of Ova performing at the Vrouwen Festival in Amsterdam. Check it out in the entry for Ova.
New entry! Info and photos of Birmingham’s Fabulous Jam Tarts
New entry! Four tracks recorded in the 80s by Manchester’s Bad Habits plus song lists
January 2012: work begins on writing the entry for the groundbreaking Northern Women’s Liberation Rock Band and in February photos, song lyrics and the band’s manifesto are added – plus information about the subsequent bands The Bad Habits and Five Famous Women
December 2011: NEW entry for Josefina Cupido ~ info, photos and a track from her CD ‘One Woman One Drum’
The lost 80s feminist classic album In Queer Street from Brighton’s Siren Theatre Group
November 2011: NEW entries ~ information about Maggie Nicols and some of the bands ~ Canaille, Cats Cradle, Contradictions, Feminist improvising Group, and No Rules OK ~ festivals ~ such as 1982′s Women Live ~ and other projects such as the London Musicians Collective ~she has been involved in
October 2011: New audio and audio-visual uploaded on The Fabulous DIrt Sisters‘ page – live performances in Harrogate (1986) and Manchester (no date), a practice/ improvisation session and a crackle-free Flapping Out in its entirety!
New memorabilia from Pearl Divers ~ with more promised ~ watch this space!
11 August 2011: Three new recordings of the York Street Band have been donated to the archive. Listen to ‘Wilkommen’, ‘Mi Lord’ and ‘Queen of the Gypsies’ here.
May 2011: Lucy Toothpaste/Whitman interviewed by Cazz Blase for the F-Word ~ see the link in Lucy’s entry
Don’t forget to check out our EVENTS page for gigs and happenings related to the archive