Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase: April 2015

Welcome to the 35th version of Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase, in which all female bands are featured. Last time, we posted the bands: Made Violent, The Trillions, The Bright Light Social Hour, and Coarse. Click here to check out the previous feature. If you are interested in being in future installments of the feature, please email to be considered. For now, here’s some bands that peaked our interest. Let us know in the comments section what you think!


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With the happy-go-lucky vibes of alternative indie group Cage the Elephant and upbeat spunk of folk pop rockers Of Monsters and Men, this duo is sure to flow into the mainstream. Honeyblood released their self-titled debut LP, a medley of 90’s noise rock mixed with modern lo-fi, last year. The band is also finishing up a select set of tour dates with Belle & Sebastian. Watch the video for “Killer Bangs” below:


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Consisting of multi-instrumental/vocalists Nicole Snyder and Rachel Gagliardi, this Los Angeles-based duo is a dose of the what-if-Courtney-Love-was-still-youthful-with-twice-the-talent universe. Their most recent release, Almost Famous, proves that the raw spirit and grungy aesthetics of Veruca Salt-esque bands are far from dead. Check out tracks “Smother” and “I Miss America” below:

Mirror Illusion


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Mirror Illusion is a grunge-inspired group located in the country of Georgia featuring frontwoman Sophie Mariamidze, bassist Anna Matiashvili, and drummer Mariam Makarashvili. Their dark sonic qualities are reminiscent to the likes of Alice in Chains with hints of Pearl Jam stylized guitar pieces. Watch the video for “Perfect Violet” below:


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Hailing all the way from Tallahassee, Desgraciadas is a four-piece of ass-kickers that aren’t afraid to stray from the conventions of punk rock. What their material may lack in production quality, it strives in subtle melodic hooks and angsty energy. They released their gutsy debut EP, Tu Madre, last year. Check out tracks “Groin Lock” and “B.M.O.C.” below: