So, this is happening. 😀 I’m actually kinda excited. I don’t really listen to metalcore-y metal but of course I’ll listen to it if a black woman is singing it.

I mean, duh.

Poly Styrene


Marion Elliot, in the late ’70s. Lead singer of X-Ray Spex, one of the first female-fronted punk bands. Nicknamed herself “Poly Styrene.”

“By not being thin, white, or conventionally “feminine,” Styrene’s mere presence in a rock band was enough to challenge convention, and her songs, which cheerfully attacked the materialism of the modern world, added to that challenge.”

-Gillian G. Garr, She’s a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll

Shingai Shoniwa


Photograph taken by Itscold1

Noisettes frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa performing at the 02 Academy in Bournemouth, UK.

Shingai Shoniwa


NoisettesAPPhoto-03 on Flickr.

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