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Here's Five: Sleater-Kinney

Here's Five: Sleater-Kinney

Thursday 12th February, 2015 12:03PM

Last month riot grrrl pioneers Sleater-Kinney broke a 10 year silence to release new album No Cities To Love. The three-piece, who saddened grunge-filled hearts when they disbanded in 2006 (shortly after the release of 2005's The Woods), regrouped around 2012 and spent two years writing material for the record, always keeping in mind the goal that they wanted to create something different from their previous seven albums.

They managed to achieve that goal, releasing a record that is a burst of fresh musical energy proving that creative juices have been bubbling within the band's members over the past decade. In light of the unveiling of No Cities To Love, UnderTheRadar asked drummer Janet Weiss to reflect on some of her favourite Sleater-Kinney tracks from over the years, and she shared a few special memories... 

1. Dig Me Out (1997)
This was the first song Corin and Carrie played for me in a basement in 1996. I made up the drums and we were off and running. I am often surprised how fast it is.


2. Sympathy (2002)
Astounding one take vocal from CT. I remember the hair standing up on the back of my neck as she sang this wire to wire in the studio - Corin is the real deal.


3. Entertain (2005)
Another studio memory of Carrie's vocals ripping this song a new one. I could see her through the glass pulling at her down vest and flailing around as she transformed a song into an anthemic rally cry.


4. One Beat (2002)
We toured a lot with Pearl Jam in 2005. There was a night when one of my favourite drummers (and humans) Matt Cameron played drums on this song as I executed the tambourine part. It was awesome and strange hearing his take on my drum melody.


5. You're No Rock N Roll Fun (2000)
Over the years, friends and fans trying to figure out who this song is about has been endlessly entertaining. My lips however are sealed.


No Cities To Love is out now via Sub Pop, read our review over here.





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