Every single day in March, a different contributor will be talking about a woman they admire, all in honour of International Women’s Day which is celebrated annually on 8 March. Today, Youth Man vocalist Kaila Whyte shares her love for Kim Deal.
I think I was 16. Discovering noise rock, post-hardcore, riot grrrl, and infinite brands of alternative indie. Everything I thought I knew about music was changing. Wayne Coyne, Cedric Bixlar Zavala, Kathleen Hanna, Black Francis – they were the voices that fronted this musical revolution but above all that, there was Kim. More important to me than any of the women screaming, “We can do it!”. More important than the men who were saying, “Yes, we can!”. Her voice carried over the distortion and fucked me right in the ovaries. Kim fucking Deal.