12 Women In Rock You Should Listen To On International Women's Day

By Lindsey Smith

March 4, 2021

There's no doubt that men seem to dominate the rock scene but there are a plethora of incredibly talented women making music as well.

While you may know the likes of HAIM, Hayley Williams, St. Vincent, and Billie Eilish, we've gathered up a batch of other artists and female-fronted bands you need to listen to during Women's History Month and beyond.

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, check out our list of some of our favorite women in rock (in no particular order) — a few have been around for a long time and some are brand new to the scene.

Meet Me @ The Altar

Ada Juarez, Edith Johnson, and Téa Campbell were recently signed to Fueled By Ramen thanks to their catchy single, "Garden."

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mmataband​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmataband


Hailing from, you guessed it, the UK, Rosie Bones and Carmen Vandenberg are signed to Sumerian Records and are Grammy-nominated thanks to their single "Pretty Waste."

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bonesbandbones

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bonesbandbones

Laura Jane Grace

Laura Jane Grace is no stranger to music and has been singing in her punk rock band Against Me! for almost 25 years. She's also put out her own solo music as well as a book.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanegrace/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraJaneGrace


Beatrice Laus aka Beabadoobee released her debut studio album, Fake It Flowers, last year and is most well-known for her viral hit "Coffee" as well as her "Death Bed" collab with Powfu.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/radvxz/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/beabad00bee

The TxLips

Fronted by founder Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan, the Atlanta-based band (pronounced 'Tulips') is already making a name for itself with the song "Another Tear" and their Queens of the New Age EP.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetxlipsband/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thetxlipsband

Soccer Mommy

Growing up in Nashville, Soccer Mommy (Sophia Allison) opted for indie rock instead of country. She's already released two albums, Clean and Color Theory. The latter reached No. 7 on the US. Alt. charts.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soccermommyband/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sopharela

Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & the Tantrums

Noelle is the co-lead singer of Fitz & the Tantrums and the only woman in the band; which she's been with since 2008. Along with the band's music, she's also released her own and has been featured on a ton of songs.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noellescaggs/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/noellescaggs


The Canadian-born artist known as Lights has spent well over a decade making music and has dipped her toes into rock, EDM, pop, and more making for a truly incredible discography.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lights/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/lights

Nova Twins

English duo Amy Love and Georgia South mix alternative, metal, and hip-hop for an energetic and head-banging good time. The ladies released their debut album, Who are the Girls?, last year.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/novatwinsmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NovaTwinsMusic

Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice

Ellie formed Wolf Alice in the UK just over 10 years ago and the band was nominated at the Grammy Awards in 2016. They'll be releasing their third album, Blue Weekend, this June.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wolfaliceband/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wolfalicemusic


Ashe has quickly made a name for herself thanks to her monster hit "Moral of the Story" which you may recognize from Netflix's To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. While she's yet to release an LP, she's put out three EPs.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashemusic/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AsheMusic

Royal & the Serpent

You may not know Ryan Santiago (aka Royal & the Serpent) by name, but we bet you've heard her viral (and super-relatable) track "Overwhelmed" — and if not, you're missing out! her debut EP, Get a Grip, was released in October 2020.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/royalandtheserpent

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/royalandtheserp

Photos: Getty Images

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