The Surfrajettes on riding the wave of the surf rock revival, and adding '60s reverb twang to Britney Spears and Mariah Carey hits

The Surfrajettes
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While they may have only performed together since 2015, Toronto instrumentalists The Surfrajettes serve up a refreshingly retro sound. With a sprinkling of psychedelia, sky-high beehives and go-go boots, the foursome could easily be the house band for a Tarantino movie. 

It’s true that the director has been given a lot of credit for singing surf’s praises over the years. But, with their debut single Party Line backed by a rollicking revival of Britney Spear's Toxic, The Surfrajettes are also riding the wave of that revival, despite forming on the shores of Lake Ontario.

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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.