Adult Mom: "We looked at the songs as buildings and where we could put certain structures"

Stevie Knipe and Allegra Eidinger
(Image credit: Gabi Rudin / Prudence Delilah)

When Stevie Knipe’s long-term relationship turned sour, the New York songwriter moved out of their shared home, quit their job, and headed back to their parents’ house in suburbia. 

“That space was so liminal. For three years, I was like, ‘Am I allowed to make new friends or get a better job?'" Knipe jokes from their new base in Kingston, New York. “I didn’t feel like I could progress in my life." Ironic, given that Adult Mom, the moniker that Knipe performs under, has evolved massively from the solo project it started as back in the dorm rooms of Purchase College. 

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Cheri Amour

Cheri Amour is a writer, editor and broadcaster intent on amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists in print, online and on air. During her twenties, she played lead guitar in a touring two-piece, sharing the stage with The Slits and John Peel-approved punks The Nightingales. Formerly Deputy Editor at TGA Magazine, Cheri headed up its Tech section pouring over pedals with everyone to indie icon Debbie Smith (Echobelly/Curve) to multi-instrumentalist Katie Harkin (Sleater Kinney/Waxahatchee/Wye Oak). She's currently working on an upcoming 33 1/3 book on the unassuming influence of South Bronx sister troupe ESG, out in Spring 2023.