Gaytimes festival will roll out at Lake Mountain later this month and I already have fomo. After you’ve read this chat I had with Wet Lips, I implore you to look up the festival. Lake Mountain provides an almost unreal backdrop for a music event. Grace, who will be playing at the festival tells me that she’s looking forward to “getting to dance to Miss Blanks and Leif!”. The trio is also anticipating playing “on the same bill with mates Porpoise Spit, Callan and Hexdebt”. I’m sure Gaytimes is starting to sound like the kind of festival that has been fabricated from dreams. I assure you that it is real and that tickets are almost sold out.
Recently Wet Lips shared a video to their Facebook of a performance from one of the bands at the Girls Rock showcase. Last year I attended one of the showcases and it was probably the most magical gig I have been to. By the end of it my cheeks were simultaneously wet and sore from grinning so intensely.
“The video of Girls Rock! campers singing our song Money is incredibly important to us. It’s the reason we started a band in the first place. I was lucky enough to be in the audience when Maggie announced that Beautiful Waste were going to play our song and I immediately burst into tears. When we first started Wet Lips, seeing bands like Terrible Truths was absolutely crucial to us thinking that we were entitled to play music and be on stage. The idea that we might be that band for other young people is simply wonderful. It puts all of the shitty things that have happened to us in perspective and it makes all of the work we have poured into this band seem worthwhile. Girls Rock! is a fantastic initiative and it is a crucial part of the movement to change the current dismally disappointing status quo in the music industry. I can’t wait to see and hear all the bands that come out of Girls Rock!”