Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Layla Smethurst

Name: Layla Smethurst
The Girls Are... Photographer

Age: 26
Location: East London
Occupation: Photographer
Skills: I'm a bit handy with a camera, I'm also a bit talented in the kitchen :O)
Current musical obsession: Fever Ray, Bloc Party, The xx, Foals, The Drums, Florence & The Machine...

Monday, 4 January 2010

Rachel Ferriman

Name: Rachel Ferriman
The Girls Are... Photographer

Age: 28
Location: Hackney, London
Occupation: Photographer
Skills: PCSO dodging in Westminster, lugging camera bags, daydreaming in pictures
Current musical obsession: at the moment - A Fine Frenzy, Camille, Tristram, Kate Bush, Alela Diane, Doves 

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Hannah McCormack

Name: Hannah McCormack
The Girls Are... Music Minded Meanderer

Age: 22
Location: London
Occupation: Unemployed graduate statistic and writer.
Skills: A piece of paper says I'm degree levelled in Creative wordery, enjoying this time to float from day to day pondering the big "What next?" question. Other skills include singing to anything and everything, playing guitar badly, baking and being vociferous.
Current musical obsession: This morning it's anything that suits the weather. "...you're the only song I want to hear, a melody soaring softly through my atmosphere..."

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Sini Timonen

Name: Sini Timonen
The Girls Are... Thought Thinker

Location: Haringey, North London
Age: 27
Occupation: Research Student
Skills: Mainly academic. Plus guitar, songwriting, singing, DJing.
Current Musical Obsession: 1960s garage/beat/psych/pop, New York punk, Finnish protest songs. In fact my obsessions tend to stay the same - I need new ones!!

Dee Sada

Dee Sada
The Girls Are... Podcast Host, Thought Thinker and Word Writer

Location: Bethnal Green, London
Age: Infinite
Occupation: Musician, writer, club promoter
Skills: Eternal ranting and raving
Current Musical Obsession: Discovering new new music and new old music. Currently loving Swedish girl band The Shermans as well as true British English indie queen, Theoretical Girl.

Sunday, 29 November 2009


Name: Kim
The Girls Are... Thought Thinker and Word Writer

Location: North London
Age: 32
Occupation: Web stuff
Skills: Pop culture nerdery
Current Musical Obsession: Country boys playing punk rock and punk rock boys playing country.


Name: James
The Girls Are...Researcher and informant

Location: London
Age: 22
Occupation: Office Stooge / Music Man
Skills: To help see more girls in 21st century rock/alternative making a name for themselves as great instrumentalists + composers. Plain and simple.
Current Musical Obsession: Getting my prog/alt-rock band going. Vacancy open for a 2nd guitarist- inquire within! (Don't mind me including that, do you Annette?)

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Name: Jay
The Girls Are.... Thought Thinker

Location: London town.
Age: 26
Occupation: Budding scribe.
Skills: Possessing a creative writing degree, writing a music column for UKEvents.net, being comedic (in a troupe, and everything).
Current musical obsession: From Puressence, to Police, via Alanis, Doves, Manics and Editors. A video can be found of Jay singing to Message In A Bottle on a friends Facebook page, health warning dully attached.

Monday, 5 October 2009


The Girls Are.... Thought Thinker

Location: North London
Occupation: Student
Skills: Writing, travelling, general misbehaviour and getting lost in London.
Current musical obsession:

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Dee James

Dee James
The Girls Are.... Thought Thinker

Location: London
Age: 20 something
Occupation: Songwriter & Philospher. Though not necessarily in that order.
Skills: Cookie Monster. Yoga. Avoidance of Mass Media (TV newspapers etc). 90s revival.
Current musical obsession: Judy Fights Back. Dan Arborise new album. Eric Johnson. Flight of the Conchords.

Steph Hamill

Name: Steph Hamill
The Girls Are.... Thought Thinker

Location: London
Age: Young, footloose and fancy free.
Occupation: Digital Producer/Coordinator
Skills: Produce things you look at and read on your laptop. Folky female vocalist going cheap! She plays piano and clarinet, but "I'm not going to fib, I'm far from amazing". Loves her bike, has adored ballet from the age of 2 and 3/5 and could whip up a decent meal from whatever you have in your cupboards.
Current musical obsession: "I was ALL about The Cure growing up".

Sunday, 23 August 2009


Name: Leila
The Girls Are.... Thought Thinker

Location: Watford
Age: No answer (What are you hiding Leila?)
Occupation: Media Sales (keeps her out of trouble)
Skills: Human percussive instrument, Jack Black impressions, endeavouring to do the splits.
Current musical obsession: "I like it loud, I like riffs, I like epic, I like to be moved, I like to dance, I like to have my socks rocked off, I like music that reaches from Sonic Youth to Cher, via Gang of Four and Fleetwood Mac"

Sunday, 9 August 2009


Name: Trickey
The Girls Are.... Resident tech-nerd and thought contributor.

Location: London Town
Age: Old enough to know better.
Occupation: Broadcast knob-twiddler.
Skills: Part-time, art bothering, rock climbing, music-making guitar shyster.
Current musical obsession: The Backlash, The Hellacopters, New Bomb Turks.

Friday, 31 July 2009

Little Miss Barlow

Name: Little Miss B
The Girls Are.... Editor in Chief, Staff Writer

Location: London Town
Age: 26 (or, according to the manager of my local Budgens, 'surely not old enough to buy cider'...)
Occupation: Writer of words
Skills: Comedy wizard, toucher of owls, mouth-noise maker, fellationer extraordinaire.
Current musical obsession: The Backlash, The Coathangers, Kenny G.