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“Dead Men Don’t Rape” – Delilah Bon July 30, 2022

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Just a few weeks ago the US Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade case, which provided constitutional protections for abortions across the USA for nearly 50 years. The decision to allow abortion now rests with individual states which pushes America ever closer to the fictional land of Gilead in Margaret Attwood’s powerful dystopian novel, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. This decision is partisan and in my opinion reckless and grossly unfair. A woman must have the right to make decisions regarding her life and her body. The US Supreme Court Justices have taken that away. Not all the justices voted to overturn Roe vs. Wade, but five of them did. Just so that you know who these vile individuals are here are their names; Amy Coney Barrett, (yes a woman voted in favour of this), Samuel A. Alito, Jr, Brett Kavanaugh (although he tempered it with a desire to allow women to travel to other states to have an abortion, that hardly helps Brett, does it?), Neil M. Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas. I don’t usually wish harm and horrible luck to anyone, but I will make an exception for these five bigoted, evil scumbags. America, your democracy is far more broken than ours in the UK (although where you lead we will no doubt follow), when just five individuals can make a decision that takes away the rights of self-determination from millions of women you are clearly out of touch with reality. Wake up America, before it is too late. The justices who opposed this move, Justices Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor warned that overturning Roe vs. Wade would threaten other high court decisions in favour of gay rights and even potentially contraception. On top of that, it is now crystal clear that guns are more important in America than women are.

Millions of people across the world have expressed their anger and concern over this decision including Delilah Bon (the alter ego of the obscenely talented Lauren Tate) who is a passionate advocate for women’s and minority rights and is not afraid to be very vocal in support of those rights. Unsurprisingly, Delilah Bon has a lot to say about what has happened to women’s rights in the USA. She has unleashed her righteous fury on rapists and the mostly old white men that make these vile decisions in her new single “Dead Men Don’t Rape”. Here is what she had to say about the USA Supreme Court decision and the new track. “After Roe vs Wade was overturned in the USA, I saw the very real aftermath on social media. So many women feeling completely helpless knowing their human right to bodily autonomy had been stripped from them. It made me think of how the system was failing women and those with uterus’ so badly, especially with such high cases of rape and the majority of those cases not resulting in convictions. Not only are the victims being punished in a system that’s meant to protect them, the punishment of illegal abortion in many countries is worse than that of actual rapists. It’s heartbreaking to see cases of women and girls killing their rapists in self-defence and spending their life behind bars because the system would not protect them. I wrote, mixed and produced this song in three days after being so deeply hurt by everything that’s happening right now.” She is absolutely right, why should women be punished for having an abortion? And why the hell do some rapists get less of a sentence than a woman forced to have an illegal abortion? Protest songs are so much better when the delivery has passion, intelligence and anger and on “Dead Men Don’t Rape” Delilah Bon has all three in abundance. The lyrics are stark, and powerful and should hit a nerve at misogynists everywhere. Although given the nature of misogynists they sadly probably won’t. While women’s and LGBTQ+ rights are being stripped away in this so-called civilised world the planet needs Delilah Bon. Everyone should be more Delilah, that is surely a way to help change the world and make it a better place. Be angry when need to be, but direct that anger at the right things. I have copied the lyrics to the track below the YouTube link, they are perhaps Delilah’s most powerful words to date.

You can see Delilah Bon on tour in the UK soon. Check out the dates below. I will be at the Leeds show on 1st October;

DEAD MEN DON’T RAPE
Lyrics & Music Written by Delilah Bon

Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
They get so offended when I say
Dead men don’t rape
But where is their anger when I say
Women are women are women are dying?
This is my body
My body is mine don’t belong to the government
This is my body
It’s mine to decide what the fuck I can do with it
This is my body
My right to decide is my right to my freedom
This is my body yeah yeah
Not just a body yeah
They’re starting a war creating a scene
My body is not just a playground
For men with their guns religion and greed
They’re taking our freedom to breed now
If freedom to choose is taken away
How many more babies will die now?
How many women will die now?
Tell me how many more people will die now?
It’s never been pro life only been pro white
Black mothers fighting for justice
And what about babies you wanna save them?
You only care when they’re unborn
But you’re from the uk doesn’t affect you?
But in the same ship we’re sinking
Untapped is the anger feminist power
A new generation are screaming no
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
You get so offended when I say
Dead men don’t rape
But where is your anger when I say
Women are women are women are dying?
This is my body
My body is mine don’t belong to the government
This is my body
It’s mine to decide what the fuck I can do with it
This is my body
My right to decide is my right to my freedom
This is my body yeah yeah
I am somebody yeah
All of these men do it in secret
Not ready to be a father
So where are their voices where is their anger?
Acting like it doesn’t matter
Punish the victim making her suffer
Nobody even believed her
Now she is pregnant having his baby
Raped by her very own father
Oh i wanna scream
Scream til I break
They say i’m over reacting
But how can i smile put on a face
When all my sisters are dying?
But free are the rapists child molesters walking round
Tasting their freedom
Because of the system no more abortions
And fuck all the children that need them
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
You get so offended when I say
Dead men don’t rape
But where is your anger when I say
Women are women are women are dying?
Women are dying
And every day my thoughts have been spiralling
How many rights will they take from the women
Non binary trans people? Violence?
Is it the answer?
Maybe it is and they’re scared we’ll discover
The strength of our feminine power
The strength of our anger in numbers
We are the witches they burned at the stake
Black brown indigenous women replaced
With voices of only white women today
Who don’t know the struggles that these women face
But this generation is ready to change
We stand with our sisters of every race
We understand racism still has it’s place
In oppressing so many young women today
So keep your politics out of my uterus
And your hands off my body
Excuse me mr people are dying
People are people are people are dying
My body my choice my future
Keep your hands off my body
Excuse me mr women are dying
Women are women are women are dying
And when a guns got more fucking rights that a girl
Keep your politics out of my body
Excuse me mr children are dying
Children are children are children are dying
My body my choice my future
Keep your hands off my body
Women are dying women are dying
Women are women are women are dying
This generation has the tools to push for a brighter future
Where victims are not punished in a system that is meant
to protect them
Women,
trans, non binary and people with uterus’s will have the
rights to their own bodies
And rapists will not walk free anymore no
No
Dead men don’t rape
What the fuck
Dead men don’t rape
No
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape

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The Mayhem Monthly Top 20 Artist Chart – December 2021 December 13, 2021

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Regular readers will know that I am a keen user of a site called Obscurify. It claims to tell you how obscure your listening on Spotify is. Compared to the rest of the UK I remain 99% more obscure than other users in the UK. It also lists my most obscure artists, (the top two of which have been there since I began doing these posts) which currently are;

Woke Up Dead (Ever present excellent band)

Promethium (This metal bunch also made it to number 11 in this months top 20)

The Dead Zoo (This fabulous band made an appearance at number 19 in this months top 20)

Hans Deville (Hans makes an appearance at number 12 in this weeks chart while his band, ska punkers King Prawn sit at number 17)

The Suncharms (Not only did the majestic Suncharms get themselves into my most obscure list, they also made their first Mayhem chart number 1, well done lads!)

So who were the top artists for December (12th)? Check the full lists below, but I have already revealed that the Suncharms were number one. Delilah Bon was a chart-topper in October, and for her fifth appearance overall she has hit the number two spot. Radiohead is at number three. There are a few new artists in there, notably Gabby Barrett, Alanna Lyes, Efterklang, and the aforementioned Hans Deville and King Prawn. Also, plenty of the usual classic acts, including David Bowie at a very lowly 16, KLF, Frank Zappa and Paul Weller. Give Obscurify a spin and let me know what your chart looks like and how obscure your tastes are 🙂

Mayhem’s Top 20 Artists on Spotify (December 12th 2021)

1 Suncharms
2 Delilah Bon
3 Radiohead
4 Ch-Lites
5 Paul Weller
6 Gabby Barrett
7 Alanna Lyes
8 Frank Zappa
9 Silk Sonic
10 Millie Manders and the Shut Up
11 Promethium
12 Hans Deville
13 Gregory Porter
14 Joy Crookes
15 KLF
16 David Bowie
17 King Prawn
18 Efterklang
19 The Dead Zoo
20 Dave Gahan

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Mayhem’s – Top 20 Albums of 2021 December 1, 2021


I don’t often put together the best albums of the year list, but I do love a good list so here are my favourite albums of 2021. What were yours?

  1. ‘Delilah Bon’ – Delilah Bon – An absolutely sublime, sassy debut from Lauren Tate’s magnificent, impassioned alter ego. This has been my album of the year since I first heard it
  2. ‘Shout Out! To Freedom…’ – Nightmares On Wax The perfect late night chill album that you can listen to anytime
  3. ‘Blue Weekend’ – Wolf AliceAn album that proves Wolf Alice continue to grow and are becoming an iconic British band
  4. ‘All In’ – Apollo JunctionThese Leeds lads smash that difficult sophomore album myth out of the park with a total belter
  5. ‘The Myth of the Happily Ever After’ – Biffy Clyro – Biffy are for me perhaps the best band on the planet right now, yet another great release proves it
  6. ‘Happier Than Ever’ – Billie EilishA fantastically accomplished album from a talent that will be around for a lifetime
  7. ‘The Yearbook’ – Baby QueenNot many bands care as much about their fans as Baby Queen, but they are so much more than caring, they really are a stunning band
  8. ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ – Lana Del Rey – Probably Lana Del Ray’s best album so far, I loved this after one spin
  9. ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’ – Damon Albarn – Uber polymath Mr Albarn proves once again how wide ranging his abundant talent stretches
  10. ‘Discover Effortless Living’ – BullA fine debut album with echoes of the best of 60s rock from one of York’s greatest bands
  11. ‘Carnage’ – Nick Cave and Warren EllisIt’s Cave and Ellis, what more does one need to say, a truly awesome collection.
  12. ‘Not Your Muse’ – CelesteJazzy, modern R&B, fabulous tunes and most of all a voice that encapsulates so many beautiful emotions
  13. ‘She Walks In Beauty’ – Marianne Faithful and Warren EllisThis has been essential late night listening for me, it is soothing, mindful and close to perfect
  14. ‘We Live Here’ – Bob VylanAn incredibly powerful political album from a band that has got this far without the backing of a huge corporation
  15. ‘21st Century Love Songs’ – Wildhearts The Wildhearts are back baby, with one of their best albums
  16. ‘Amazing Things’ – Don Broco – An album that captures everything that is great with current rock and is showcased by an underlying pop sensibility
  17. ‘The Crippling Space Between’ – Carol Hodge – Another flawless album from the supremely talented wonderful human being known as Carol Hodge
  18. ‘Passions’ – Thirst Dom White steps up from the drum stool to release a beautiful album that is grandly cinematic in its scope
  19. ‘Who Am I’ – Pale WavesIs there anyone that doesn’t love Pale Waves, this set establishes them as one of Blighty’s best bands
  20. ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ – DaveSharp, passionate, caring, honest and with a large side order of vitriol, Dave tells it like it is expertly

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The Mayhem Monthly Top 20 Artist Chart – November 2021 (and October 2021) November 30, 2021


Thanks to a site called Obscurify. It claims to tell you how obscure your listening on Spotify is. Compared to the rest of the UK I am now supposedly 99% more obscure than other users in the UK, which has increased from a mere 90% in July! It also lists my most obscure artists, (the top three of which have been there since I began doing these posts) which currently are

Woke Up Dead

Promethium

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate

Seagoth

The Notorious Lightbulbs – this lot also made it to number 7 in the top 20 for November!

So who were the top artists for October (29th) and November (20th)? Check the full lists below, but I can reveal that Delilah Bon was the chart-topper in October, her second time at the top and her fourth appearance overall. Once again it was Dame David Bowie in November for his fifth time at the top. There are a few new artists in there, notably Dea Matrona, Joy Crookes and, Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton. I was pleased to see Apollo Junction, Emily Capell and, Nightmares On Wax making an appearance too. Also plenty of the usual classic acts, including Elton John, Amy Winehouse and, the Biffy Clyro. Regular readers know that as I share this Spotify account with my wonderful wife Catherine (a.k.a. Catwoman) a few artists finished much higher than they might have done if they were only my choices 🙂 Notably the Carpenters and Rick Astley. Give Obscurify a spin and let me know what your chart looks like and how obscure your tastes are 🙂

Mayhem’s Top 20 Artists on Spotify (November 20th 2021)

David Bowie
Nightmares On Wax
Damon Albarn
Radiohead
Carpenters
Rick Astley
Notorious Lightbulbs
Avalanches
Emily Capell
Biffy Clyro
Blur
Apollo Junction
Ima Robot
Bruno Mars
Millie Manders & the Shut Up
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bunny Wailer
Norman Connors
Joy Crookes
Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton

Mayhem’s Top 20 Artists on Spotify (October 29th 2021)

Delilah Bon
Elton John
David Bowie
Steven Wilson
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Durand Jones and the Indications
Amy Winehouse
Emily Capell
Billy Nomates
Biffy Clyro
Strange Bones
T Rex
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Darts
Counting Crows
Nightmares On Wax
Cleopatrick
Beans On Toast
Be Bop Deluxe
Dea Matrona

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The Mayhem Monthly Top 20 Artist Chart – June 2021 June 25, 2021


Back in January I discovered a site called Obscurify. It claims to tell you how obscure your listening on Spotify is. Compared to the rest of the UK I am supposedly 91% more obscure than other users, I’ll take that! It also lists my most obscure artists, which are currently

Woke Up Dead

Alice Simmons

Promethium

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate

Avalanche Party

It really shows me that I do have eclectic taste. But the thing I love most about it is that roughly every month it tells you who your top artists are for that period based on your Spotify listening habits. So I simply had to start publishing a monthly With Just A Hint Of Mayhem Top 20. I’ll kick off with June. Scroll down to the bottom and you will see all the rest of this years charts! No surprise that David Bowie has been top three times but five other artists have held the top spot too; The Avalanches, Millie Manders and the ShutUp, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Saint Agnes and this month it is the supremely talented Delilah Bon!

Mayhem’s Top 20 Artists on Spotify (June 15th 2021)

1 Delilah Bon
2 Penfriend
3 David Bowie
4 Beatles
5 Simon & Garfunkel
6 Norah Jones
7 Beck
8 Carole King
9 Wolf Alice
10 Twenty One Pilots
11 Kate Bush
12 Babii
13 Liz Phair
14 Avalanche Party
15 Sam Cooke
16 James Brown
17 The Howl and the Hum
18 Biig Piig
19 Children Of Zeus
20 Lachlan

 03 January 202127 January 202118 February 202112 March 202104 April 202126 April 202120 May 2021
1AvalanchesMillie Manders & The Shut UpDavid BowieBob Marley & The WailersSaint AgnesDavid BowieDavid Bowie
2CarpentersBeatlesRadioheadPentastoneEstereElton JohnApollo Junction
3London Symphony OrchestraYusuf/ Cat StevensMink DevillePale WavesBeatlesBeatlesAmy Winehouse
4Los Angeles PhilharmonicPink FloydCall Me MalcolmArchitectsCarole KingBilly JoelRumer
5Jones GirlsEaglesTemptationsPaul WellerSheryl CrowCarole KingRag N Bone Man
6Taylor SwiftEvie SandsDenise SherwoodDavid BowieNormandieSnutsElivis Presley
7Jean CarnRumerCelesteDusty SpringfieldBobby WomackMeatLoafStevie Wonder
8Steely DanJackson BrowneMarvin GayeKate BushCaptain SkaBullBetty Wright
9Norman ConnorsDavid BowieWeezerBiffy ClyroFrank ZappaDr Buzzard’s Original Savannah BandKristina Train
10George MichaelBobbie GentryAmy WinehouseBunny WailerArctic MonkeysShowaddywaddyBilly Joel 
11Sing Sing RabbitHarry StylesPale WavesU-RoyMillie JacksonKid Creole & The CoconutsPaul Weller
12David BowieJoni MitchellIsley BrothersKaty J PearsonJoni MitchellLinda RonstadtFour Tops
13Paul McCartneyDusty SpringfieldStevie WonderAvalanchesBob DylanShaNaNaSam Cooke
14WhamKLFDiana Ross & The SupremesBring Me The HorizonTender CentralBeach BoysEnter Shikari
15New OrderArctic MonkeysMartha Reeves & The VandellasSweetNick CaveDolly PartonMeatLoaf
16Elton JohnJim CroceDenise JohnsonT RexGary NumanElvis PresleyCarly Simon
17Elvis PresleyEminemEstereStackridgeDr Buzzard’s Original Savannah BandSupremesLadysmith Black Mambazo
18Bing CrosbyPaul SimonGAYLIPSNick CaveBohannnonQueenLift
19Stevie WonderJazmine SullivanSweetNot Now NormanKid Creole & The CoconutsCreedence Clearwater RevivalHoly Fuck
20Uriah HeepWingsT RexThin LizzyAmerican West OrchestraT RexJohnny Nash

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‘Delilah Bon’ – Delilah Bon May 18, 2021

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Delilah Bon has crashed into a music industry that has not seen anything this fresh for a long time. She is like a rap rock comet that is laying waste to the world in the best way possible, with truly fucking awesome music. Many of you know that Delilah Bon is the alter ego of Lauren Tate, frontwoman of Hands Off Gretel. Delilah is like a wonderfully wicked cartoon that lives, she is a huge icon and role model for women and female empowerment everywhere. If you are a misogynistic arse then stop reading now! Although to be fair what the fuck is a misogynist doing reading my blog anyway? The tracks that Delilah has released over the past year or so have maintained a level of quality that many artists might kill for. All of her videos have been pretty ace too. Now it is time for her self-titled debut album to be unleashed on the world. I have been lucky enough to have had it spinning for a few weeks already. Delilah/ Lauren plays every note and sings/ raps every line, on top of that she produced it herself.

You may be familiar with a few of the tracks here, but for me, as a complete album it is already nailed on to be among the best albums of 2021, if not the very best. It kicks off with “Freak Of The Week” a track that explodes with the force of multiple megatons and a bass line that is so deep the vibrations rearrange your internal organs. Next up is the new single “Soul Sisters” and I reckon it is perhaps her greatest song to date. She uses the lyrics to tackle the negativity she faces from trolls and arseholes on the internet on a regular basis. Vocally this song goes beyond pure rap or rock and Delilah showcases her incredibly powerful voice and her ability to pull off the perfect hook. “Bad Attitude” is full of anger and venom and some supremely smart lyrical couplets, I particularly love “I do have a Sugar Daddy, Her name is myself and she gives me all the money”. If Eminem had been born in Yorkshire rather than Detroit and had he been a girl then “Where My Girls At” is definitely what he/ she might have sounded like. It is a powerful voice of support for all the girls who are afraid to go out or to dress how they want to. Were you ever bullied, belittled, or ignored at school? You were? Then “School” and “Red Dress” are songs for you. Delilah exposes the hypocrisy of all the people who gave her shit at school, including teachers, and who now what to know her.

“Chiquitita” uses a line from the Abba song of the same name “Chiquitita, you and I know”, but that is the only similarity. This is an explosive track that oozes anger and sticks in your head like an armour-clad leech. Perhaps Delilah’s most powerful attack on inherent and casual sexism that sadly still exists in this world is the stunning “Chop Dicks”. If you are male and this tune scares you then I suspect that you are on the wrong side of the argument. I totally support female empowerment and equality, for fuck’s sake we are in the 21st century! In “Homework” Delilah lashes out at the boys and men who expect nothing to change. Over a harsh and jarring beat, she raps with venom about the patriarchy and how many men just expect things to remain the same. She states her position clearly, “I’m an independent woman and I’m powerful”. Not that most of us need to hear that, Delilah/ Lauren is clearly independent, very powerful, a great role model for girls everywhere, and frankly an obscenely talented artist. Satan himself would be scared shitless by “Devil”. A song on which once again Delilah proves she can mix it with the best in the world of rap. Her ciphers and rhymes are clever, sassy, and classy. How about “If you’re burning down my castle then you know I’ll give you hell” for starters? The self-proclaimed Brat Punk tells it exactly like it is on “War On Women” in a world where it is not safe for women to walk the streets and world leaders telling women to cover up to reduce temptation. Imran Khan, we know where you are! She also uses her lyrics here to throw support behind the LGBTQ community alongside women. A true anthem for our times and a search for a better world. The album closes on an absolute high via “I Get A Feelin'”. I actually felt empty when the album finished, for no other reason than I needed to hear it again, buy this record, you really need Delilah Bon in your life, trust me! On a previous review of Delilah Bon, I said “Delilah Bon stands up for the freaks, the forgotten and the downtrodden, embrace her attitude and sass!” That stands even more now the album is here! As a footnote I would like to send a message to the people making the next Harley Quinn film, you need the soundtrack to be provided by Delilah Bon!

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Podcast Mayhem! April 9, 2021


In case you missed them click here for my most recent interview podcasts, hosted on BuzzSprout!

This series features some very strong and incredibly talented female artists; Lauren Tate (a.k.a. Delilah Bon), Millie Manders (of Millie Manders & the Shutup) and Kaoro Sato (of the Dead Zoo). Keep a good eye and ear on all of them. Delilah Bon releases her first album in May, Millie Manders & the Shutup have just released a new single and the next Dead Zoo single will be out soon! All of these will be reviewed on these very pages. So to whet your appetite please give the interview podcasts a spin! New interviews will be on here soon, watch this space!

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“I Don’t Listen To You” – Delilah Bon March 8, 2021


Delilah Bon, rap rock superhero alter ego of Hands Off Gretel lead singer Lauren Tate released another brilliant single recently. It is called “I Don’t Listen To You” and it is the very definition of bad ass. Once again Delilah takes aim at misogyny, sexism, bullying and the patriarchy. It is clear that her aim is more than true as she smashes the centerpiece of the target into oblivion. Is it possible to enhance such a stunningly great track? When you have the support of thousands of loyal fans who share your ideals it is. Lauren has created a video for the single after 10,000 Spotify streams and more than 60,000 followers on TikTok.

Lauren has spoken about the genesis of the track; “The song began as a short empowering message for my TikTok fans. It blew up overnight with other 60K views and hundreds of fan made videos. My inbox filled up with girls begging me to release the full song, thanking me for the confidence the words gave them. I got to work and in 72 hours I produced an entire song. It was really an empowering moment for myself as a writer and producer knowing my words were so important for people. I told my fans “I want to see you strutting your stuff, screaming along with me, I want you to own your sexuality and give the middle finger.”

The film is made up of mimed contributions from a wide range of her fans. It is made by women, for women and represents empowerment for women on International Women’s Day. This film is a call to arms to help the world take that leap forward that might one day mean that International Women’s Day is no longer needed as women reach a true gender parity of rights and conditions with men. But sadly that is years away. The theme of this years International Women’s Day is “Choose To Challenge” and with this song Delilah/ Lauren is calling on all her fans to challenge the norm. Today is all about awareness but the fight for gender parity never stops, but you know that. So to all those Bad Ass Queen Bees out there keep the fight going, don’t let up and never give up! This bloke is right with you! I am pleased to say I actually recognised one of the contributors to the video, the supremely talented Taylor-Grace Mitchell from a great British band, Not Now Norman.

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Mayhem Virgins – Pentastone February 22, 2021


German metal band Pentastone are the twelfth act to feature in the Mayhem Virgins series, maybe I need to sort out a Mayhem Virgins playlist! I came across this band thanks to the obscenely gifted singer Lauren Tate (Hands Off Gretel, Delilah Bon) sharing one of their songs on Twitter. Pentastone, from Darmstadt, and founded in 2016, are extraordinarily talented vocalist Luisa Knauß, drummer Timo Schwab a man who could trigger avalanches with his beats, lead guitarist Joschka Ihlefeld who is the complete master of his instrument, rhythm guitarist and riff supremo Dennis Ludwig and last but not least bass player Fabio Brauer who adds an intense heartbeat to the bands songs. For all the people who constantly moan that there are no great female fronted bands around you need to check out Pentastone now!

The band are from Germany and released the ‘Poisoned Mind’ EP in 2018. It contains five blistering and explosive tracks that clearly mark out the Pentastone metal manifesto. “Fuck This” is probably my favourite closely followed by the title track. Two tracks from the EP were good enough to turn up again on the bands debut album ‘Stuck In The Sky’ which was released earlier this month. That album has so far spawned four ace singles; “Stuck In The Sky” and “Keep Falling” from 2019, “How It Feels” from last year and “Get Better” from this year. All four tracks showcase the power and venomous emotion generated by Pentastone and Luisa sings like she means it. Support from BONASSIS of GUT on “Get Better” adds incredible depth to a great tune. If there was a test to write and perform the perfect metal song, “Stuck In The Sky” would be a contender. “How It Feels and “Stuck In The Sky” are two tracks that would ramp up the power in the mosh pit to super nova levels. Every track on this album is a future classic the riffs could split a planet in two, the rhythm section generate enough power to light the the Boötes Void all of this is made perfect by vocals that could be responsible for the Big Bang. Luisa has a magnificent range of styles from softer melodic to full on metal roar. If you have not listened to Pentastone yet, then you need to start NOW! The videos up to now are challengingly different to Pentastone‘s peers and are at times weird and challenging in a good way. I can see massive success in the future for this band and we need to demand their presence at UK Festivals when they resume post Covid!

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The WJAHOM Interview Podcast – Delilah Bon! January 14, 2021

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Towards the end of last year I had a great blast interviewing the fabulously talented Delilah Bon the (not so) secret identity of Lauren Tate. Music fans will also know her as singer with Hands Off Gretel. Delilah will have a first album out in 2021. What I learned from interviewing Delilah/ Lauren is that she is not only a talented artist but also a passionate, funny and caring human being. Click here to take a listen to the interview on Spotify (apologies for a few seconds of silence at the start) and afterwards check out some of Delilah Bon’s ace singles in the videos below. Including a fabulous rap based version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Then click here to avail yourself of some rather spiffing Delilah Bon merch!

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