Kathleen Hanna is cool as fuck.
If you disagree with, or the way it’s phrased, then unlucky; the mastermind of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and reluctant icon has tirelessly been putting out some of the best material to embody the punk spirit for the past twenty odd years.
That’s why it’s great to see that, having conquered an all together quite nasty sounding bout of illness, she’s come straight back with the new Julie Ruin material she teased at a few years back. We seemed to miss covering Oh Come On when it was released a couple of months back, so we’re not missing new single Ha Ha Ha.
Fans of her earlier work won’t find any huge surprises here, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. This is scuzzy, energetic garage rock with Hanna’s trademark hyperactive half-sung, half-screamed vocals making it impossible to not play it at full volume.
Give it a spin below alongside personal favourite A Place Called Won’t Be There; a scruffier, rawer cut from the original Julie Ruin album back in 1998, breakbeat percussion, minimal guitar and all.
Their album Run Fast is out 3rd September via TJR Records.
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