Rhymer on the Rise: Gaggle


This weekend I went to the prestigious BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London, for the first ever Sound Women festival. Amongst many inspirational speakers including Xfm’s Jo Good, the first lady of Fleet Street Eve Pollard, Helen Fawkes whose story of suffering with cancer brought tears to my eye and Dame Stephanie Shirley it was an incredible day of advice, insights and live performances. Highlights including Scottee a performer and writer who put a new spin on finding a new idea, the all-girl alt choir Gaggle with their unique style when it comes to music and outfit were just spectacular. Their words were honest and their performance encapsulating. Hence forth, these guys are going to be quite something. Led by Deborah Coughlin they make a ‘vivacious, visceral, spectacularly indignant wall of sound’ according to The Guardian, and they’re about the take up a residency in the Gaggle Cave in New Cross following on from the launch of their debut album ‘From The Mouth Of The Cave’. They’ve certainly got a bright future ahead, even though they’re soon to be hiding in a cave.


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