Self Esteem kicks off her second online festival PXSSY PANDEMIQUE today, Friday 1st May.
Featuring an all-female-identifying line-up and raising money for Women’s Aid, the event coincides with the release of her new EP ‘Cuddles Please’, which includes alt-versions of songs from her debut album, and a cover of Alex Cameron’s ‘Miami Memory’.
“Before the Pandemic I was pretty annoyed about the discrepancy between male and female acts on festival bills,” says Rebecca. “I had gotten into a dialogue on the internet with some of the replies being ‘there just aren’t as many women making music as men’ which obviously boiled my brain and made my nose bleed.
“So anyway Kelli (collaborator and bestie) and I thought why not organise a femme-only festival online in the first few weeks of the lockdown. I couldn’t believe the amount we raised for Women’s Aid and I felt as soon as the government inevitably announced an extension of the lockdown we should do another one.
“So here we are. Hoping to add to the 6k total and also have a fun joyful weekend of art music and poetry made by femme-identifying legends!”
Give ‘Cuddles Please’ a listen below, and take part in the festival at instagram.com/p_pandemique.