2016 is looking incredible for women in music, and so this year to make this list is more difficult to make then ever, due to the amount of choice we have. So these are the five women this year you should definitely be looking out for.
Becky Blomfield – Lead Singer of Milk Teeth – If you’ve not heard of Milk Teeth thus far, then I have no idea what you’re doing, this band have just created one of the best albums of 2016 in Vile Child, and if you like grungey nineties throwbacks, you just found the right band and Blomfield’s vocals are incredible throughout this record. Recently on tour with Tonight Alive in the UK and heading on tour with Citizen and Turnover very soon, go see this band very soon.
Hannah Greenwood – Keys in Creeper – A band who really have established themselves in 2016, supporting bands like Neck Deep and released their new EP in The Stranger (Which is awesome) Greenwood certainly makes her mark on these tracks and is certainly part of a band who is going to do so much more in the near future. The band are playing Reading and Leeds and will be touring throughout Europe soon, go see them when you can.
Jess Bowen – Drums in The Summer Set – This band make their very welcome return in 2016 with new album Stories For Monday and it’s already clear how essential she is to the band as she always has been. Tracks like Missin’ You really showcase how good she is, creating a great foundation for the melodies this band make, which are never less than infectious – Stories For Monday comes out April 1st, and if you’re bit too pop for the punk kids, it’s the album for you.
Chrissy Costanza – Lead in Against The Current – New album In Our Bones comes out in May and it’s certainly highly anticipated particularly when you have such good singles with Run With The Wild Things and Runaway already being released, Costanza is already have a great 2016, supporting All Time Low in the UK and touring Europe right now, finishing up on March 21st at Koko in London.
Ash Costello – Lead in New Years Day – Releasing Malevolence late last year, New Years Day made a hell of a record that really accentuate her incredible vocals, and have had a string of huge tours, including with Motionless In White and Marilyn Manson, this band are going places in 2016. The band tour the UK soon and head out on tour with Escape The Fate across the US.
There are so many more people I could mention here, Carly Comando of Slingshot Dakota makes piano cool in that band and their new album Break is released soon, and Nandi Plunkett‘s work on the new Pinegrove record is incredible. Lead singers like Lynn Gunn continue to be incredible in 2016 and with something new coming from Tay Jardine this spring after the announcement of a hiatus from We Are The In Crowd, and albums like ROMP‘s lead by Madison Klarer out this year already 2016 should be even better for women in alternative.
Comment below anyone you believe I’ve missed!