|Justine & Donna on the cover of Melody Maker, 1995|
Today there are plenty of female singers in the charts (most the by-product of one talent show or another) but girls in bands? I mean proper bands, with instruments.
There's...erm...no, can't think of one! That's shocking isn't it?
Why has this happened? I'm not really sure. Maybe the 90s was the exception after all. One thing is sure though, without seeing female musicians on TV, online, in magazines, without hearing them on the radio, it must be that bit less likely that a bunch of girls will decide to pick up a guitar and form a band.
Britpop showed that the girls could do it just as well as the guys. It just seems a shame that their legacy is only a back catalogue of great music and not future generations of girls in bands.