Suburban Mousewife
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Suburban Mousewife

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Pop Punk


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"AMAZING" - Tatty Devine

"Unique sounding vocals and scuzzy dark post punk backing, the discordant scratchy guitars remind me of The Yummy Fur which is a very good thing" - Camilla Pia (BBC)

"Distinctive. Got some real life to it" - Viv Albertine (The Slits)

"I really like this band - think they can totally deliver live and I like their vibe. The stand out 'singles in waiting' are Botox Skin, Gulags for Slags (great name by the way), and Shop Shop." The Girls Are

"Funny as well as catchy" - Artrocker

"An incredible night with Eel Zine, Suburban Mousewife and position normal - a bunch of happy people, entirely independent and punky and a total triumph of what can be achieved through hanging out and having fun with no ulterior motive - I can't honestly think of anything more radical - absolutely bloody brilliant." - Jonny Mugwump, Resonance FM

“I LOVE what you do, your style, attitude and energy” – Amy Lamé, Broadcaster/Performer/Writer, Mayoress of Camden
- BBC/Viv Albertine/Artrocker/ResonanceFM/The Girls Are/Tatty Devine


EP release May 2011




A passionate mix of punk, glam, dance and pop, the five grrrls in Suburban Mousewife write spiky songs with mean hooks that you sing on the way home.

Suburban Mousewife began with a bang on a hot Summer’s night as a band blind date between Terry Tyldesley and Melodie Holliday who both wanted to start a girl group with attitude. And for grrrl read women with guitars, style, and something to say, writing their own songs. And for women read real women, who know about life, love and fighting your corner.

They swiftly recruited dubstep afficionado Sarah Byrne on bass, with a nice sideline in sitar. They nabbed dance-groove queen Aine O’Keeffe on keyboards, who is also in The Woodentops. And they lured in devilish drummer Delia Sparrow - a London Indie legend.

They toyed with the band name MILF before settling on a quote from a Charles Shaar Murray book about Hendrix. Suburban Mousewife has a double meaning - it can be a downtrodden homemaker or an internet addict who avoids the housework. For the Mousewives playing music wins over the washing up every time!

The band’s first gig at The Wilmington Arms, London, was a word-of-mouth sell-out and the busiest one the venue had ever had. They were praised for their lo-fi Fall/Crass/Nico/B52s sound. It won them a blistering turn on the Artrocker stage at the 2010 Great Escape festival in Brighton. From street festival to magazine launch or benefit night, 2010 saw the band fine tune their set, culminating in a riotous gig at star jewellers Tatty Devine’s Xmas party at the Buffalo Bar.

Currently recording an EP, and with promises of radio play, the band are booked to play the subversive Camden Mayor and Mayoress’ Ball at The Barfly in May.