Sleater-Kinney: No Cities To Love

Punk-rock heroines return with all guns blazing.

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Between their interim musical projects and successful TV sketch shows (co-vocalist and guitarist Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia), the women of Sleater-Kinney have hardly been resting on their laurels since their last album ten years ago.

But be thankful they got the itch to reunite and scratched it, because No Cities To Love is one of the feminist punk geniuses’ finest hours.

From rocket-fuelled opener Price Tag onwards, hyper-intelligent lyrics collide with expertly crafted riffs, the take-no-prisoners vocals of Corin Tucker and Brownstein, and the beating heart of the band, Janet Weiss’s propulsive drumming.

Anthemic and kinetic, you won’t hear a more exciting punk album this year./o:p

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.