The Slits

10 Songs: Monday, February 2nd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2015

o say they don’t make songs like this first recording by the fantastic early punk all girl band the slits is not to say they really should do. It makes you miss Ari Upp all the more and reading Viv Albertine’s autobiography, it is amazing how hard they had to fight with men in the industry to get heard the way she wanted to be heard. Not John Peel, the engineers – A

10 Songs, Sunday May 11th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2014

Typical Girls – The Slits – M.I.A. mentioned the late great Ari Upp at yesterdays Webster Hall gig, and listening to this great song from back when the fractured rhythms sound so much like an ancestor of M.I.A. and in a way the entire modern House scene it is worrying, it makes you think we didn’t give the Slits their due – A