Review: Sloppy Sexism and Girl Punk with Fruit & Flowers

  MEGAN HAWKEY/RIOT NERD

MEGAN HAWKEY/RIOT NERD

PhillyVoice talks with Fruit & Flowers at their December show at The Barbary in Philadelphia about the gender skew in music, the motivations of the industry's sexism, and being a part of the resurgence of "female musicians who explore and innovate musical genres for female artists in the late 1970s and early 1980s, namely those associated with the secondary market." The well-curated showcase of an up-and-coming girl-band revival was made possible by the revived interests in genres like punk, garage, grunge, and more.

Fruit & Flowers’ vocalist and guitarist, Ana, commented that the disproportionate gender skew has, “motivated her to be excellent all the time,” an attitude she likens similar to her professional experiences in the male-dominated tech industry. 

 Lead vocalist and bassist Caroline described her relationship with her bandmates and peers – one she believes is reinforced positively by their support of one another – as behavior she believes to be, “so important and critical to the success of the band and our individual success.”