IDestroy Reveal Debut Single & EP ‘Vanity Loves Me’

All Girl Bristol Three-Piece IDestroy Reveal Debut Single & EP ‘Vanity Loves Me’


Blasting straight into 2016 comes Bristol three-piece IDestroy, mixing teenage rock’n’roll rebellion with riot grrrl sensibilities, bubblegum pop melodies and a whole heap of sneering, yet charming attitude. Their debut EP, ‘Vanity Loves Me’, is released on February 26th and leads from the off with the infectiously bratty title track.

Perfectly formed at two minutes and eighteen seconds, ‘Vanity Loves Me’ is a sizzling introduction to IDestroy. With nods to the punk-edged sounds of Sleater Kinney and The Stooges, the track features huge guitar riffs, prowling basslines and insistent drums, topped off with gloriously feisty vocals from singer/guitarist Bec Jevons.

Since forming earlier in the year, the youthful trio – completed by Becky Baldwin (bass/backing vocals) and Jenn Haneef (drums) – have built up a loyal following in their hometown, playing regularly in small but packed-out venues, and creating a genuine buzz around their local scene.

The leather-clad, pop-punkers have not been afraid to take their catchy grrrl power to bigger stages either, playing the likes of Anfi Rock Sound festival in Spain and supporting Cherie Currie (The Runaways) at Bristol Bierkeller.

2016 sees them hit the ground running with a string of upcoming dates including a very special EP launch party on February 26th at the Hydra Book Shop, Bristol.

“The band has a great stage presence, looking confident and at ease, with some great funky bass and drum breaks alongside raucous guitar” Bristol 24/7

Upcoming shows:
31st Jan ­ Firebug, Leicester (supporting Courtesans)
4th Feb ­ The Vic, Swindon (supporting Rain)
18th Feb ­ The Rainbow, Birmingham
27th Feb ­ The Cons Club, Chippenham (2pm)
27th Feb – The Cellar, Oxford (7pm)
5th March – T Chances, Tottenham, London
6th March – Three Bridges Venue, Crawley
11th March ­ The Louisiana, Bristol (supporting The Ramonas)
6th April – Bannemans, Edinburgh
7th April ­ O’Rileys, Hull

The Debut EP – out Feb 26th

Listen to the title track here

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!