| 2011 - present|
| Marta Lefay
Priscila Devesa (2011-2013)
We Claim the Right to Rebel and Resist, Really?!, Look What You Made Me Do, We Claim the Right
Rock music, Pop music, Riot grrrl
Sony Music, Glam Music, Sound101 Records
Peste & Sida, Peaches, Crise Total, The Parkinsons, Censurados
Anarchicks is a Portuguese Band from Greater Lisbon. It's an all female band and they play punk-rock and pop influenced music.
The members of the band got together in 2011 to play energetic music, with guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals at the time by the vocalist Priscila Devesa. They see themselves in the tradition of the riot grrrl movement and played from the beginning with the various musical styles of punk, pop, rock and new wave which characterized that movement. Their first 4-song EP appeared in 2012.
They were first heard on national radio in 2012 in the show Indiegente, an influential show for alternative music show on Antena 3 which has been running since the mid-1990s. The DJ and presenter of the program, Nuno Calado, played the song Forever, which would later feature on their first full-length album.
2013 marked the appearance of Really ? the first full-length album by the band . It received some media attention, and the band was invited several times on to TV shows, including an interview on the news broadcast of the public television channel RTP for International Women on March 8, 2013. The popularity of the group continued to increase, on the one hand through the album and accompanying video clips, which also showcased an affinity for the alternative art and design scene of Lisbon. Secondly, the group continued to rise through their concerts, in which the quartet released its energetic live performances in some unusual places, such as buses of Carris during the Vodafone Mexefest in Lisbon 2012, or in April 2013 by the open windows an insurance building on Avenida dos Aliados, the main boulevard of Porto.
They played on the Super Bock Super Rock festival in 2013, as the opening band on the Super Bock stage, coming on before Azealia Banks, Johnny Marr and the Arctic Monkeys. Shortly after performing at Super Bock Super Rock the vocalist Priscila Devesa left the band being replaced with Marta Lefay. Already with a new vocalist Anarchicks have performed several times abroad, particularly in France, for example with Peaches in Le Havre, where they performed a cover of The Beatles Helter Skelter together on stage. On International Women's Day 2014 they were invited to perform in Paris at Le Machine du Moulin Rouge as part of the celebrations for that day. Anarchicks have also played with foreign bands in Portugal, such as the Brazilian band Cansei de Ser Sexy or the Berlin powerpop band The Not Amused.
As of April 2014 they are working on a new album due out in 2015.2012: Look What You Made Me Do (Sound101 Records)
2013: Really?! (Chifre)
Official Website (port., engl.)
News articles about Anarchicks at musica.sapo.pt (Portuguese)
Witch OneWe Claim the Right to Rebel and Resist · 2016Anarchicks Wikipedia
Kinda Do - Kinda Don'tReally?! · 2013
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