Sheffield indie band scene isn’t all blokes | Letters

Sofia Genders and Missy Tassles on the overlooked diversity of South Yorkshire’s music industry

I am extremely disappointed by your article about how South Yorkshire became the British indie heartland (‘You see grown men hugging and in tears’, G2, 2 February). Surely it wouldn’t have been too hard to make the article a little more gender-equal? There are so many women in music in Sheffield and in South Yorkshire – artists, managers, promoters, label managers, venue owners, festival organisers and more. How could they all be missed out?

It feels like this article has already been written a hundred times, always focusing on the same bands. Don’t get me wrong – all the artists mentioned in the article are great and have all worked very hard to get to where they are, and I don’t want to take away any of the appreciation for their music or recognition of their talent and hard graft. But the article only tells half the story – what about all the women? Don’t they too deserve to be seen, heard, recognised and appreciated?

Continue reading…
Sheffield indie band scene isn’t all blokes | Letters