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Sleater-Kinney - Hurry On Home Single (Caroline)

30 May 2019

The roar of the quintessential Riot Grrrl act (thankfully) reignites, as Sleater-Kinney return with a new single and a set of tour dates. The sub-genre of alternative rock labeled ‘riot grrl’, created some of the best music of the early nineties, by bands including Bikini Kill, L7 (who have also fresh output) and Bratmobile. In between all of these, Sleater-Kinney rode a wave of success with their self-titled, incendiary debut album (1995) and its follow-up Call The Doctor (1996). Although four-years has passed since their last, critically acclaimed album No Cities To Love, they return in 2019 with a taste of what’s to come.

Their latest release, and due on the 14th of August on seven-inch vinyl, “Hurry On Home” is a glimpse into the forthcoming long-player The Center Won’t Hold. Whilst that is not due for release for some time yet, “Hurry On Home” is the slice of action that lovers of both the band and the nineties’ movement crave. Members Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein (both guitar and vocals) and Janet Weiss (drums) are explosive on this single. Opening with a choral effect before the vicious-tongue of Brownstein, at her most sarcastic, explodes into your face with the mantra ”unlovable, unlistenable, unwatchable”. The drum sound is assaulting, the guitars are wild and generating a distorted, euphoric noise. That creepy, choral effect returns over the solo, capturing the essence of what Sleater-Kinney are and what their mission statement is.

Produced by St Vincent, this is an impressive release from the trio who may not have created the sub-genre of feminist rage, but they do captivate its spirit in this essential track.

Sleater-Kinney – 2019 Tour dates

OCT 9 WED – Fox Theater – Spokane, WA, United States
OCT 11 FRI – Knitting Factory Boise – Boise, ID, United States
OCT 12 SAT – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT, United States
OCT 13 SUN – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO, United States
OCT 15 TUE – Palace Theatre – Minneapolis, MN, United States
OCT 16 WED – The Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI, United States
OCT 18 FRI – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL, United States
OCT 20 SUN – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY, United States
OCT 21 MON – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN, United States
OCT 23 WED – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA, United States
OCT 25 FRI – The Anthem – Washington, DC, United States
OCT 26 SAT – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA, United States
OCT 27 SUN – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA, United States
OCT 29 TUE – House of Blues – Boston, MA, United States
OCT 30 WED – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY, United States
OCT 31 THU – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY, United States
NOV 1 FRI – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH, United States
NOV 3 SUN – Rebel Complex – Toronto, Canada
NOV 4 MON – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI, United States
NOV 5 TUE – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO, United States
NOV 7 THU – House of Blues – Houston, TX, United States
NOV 8 FRI – House of Blues – Dallas, TX, United States
NOV 9 SATACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX, United States
NOV 11 MON – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ, United States
NOV 12 TUE – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA, United States
NOV 13 WED – The Observatory OC – Santa Ana, CA, United States
NOV 14 THU – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA, United States
NOV 16 SAT – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA, United States
NOV 19 TUE – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR, United States
NOV 21 THU – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, WA, United States
NOV 23 SAT – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, United States