Lande Hekt: "With a new project, there's no pressure to sound a certain way"

Lande Hekt
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If you’ve ever listened to Exeter-based indie trio Muncie Girls, you’ll know that guitarist and songwriter Lande Hekt has always been fairly forthright when it comes to her lyricism. But this full-length solo release isn’t just a confident cuss towards the patriarchy. Going To Hell is an important moment of self-reformation, marking her first release as an outwardly gay person. 

Recorded in Australia after a solo tour with friend Ben David of The Hard Aches, the album was captured before lockdown kicked in for the UK during Spring of last year. The acres of eucalyptus trees with koalas bobbing in their branches provided Hekt with a safe space to reflect on coming out and longstanding feelings of isolation, and fear of being herself. 

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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.