The Austin 100: Petrol Girls Petrol Girls' sonic intensity is barely contained by the boundaries of a single song; the band's rage at corrupt and exploitative systems is never contained, period
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The Austin 100: Petrol Girls

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Petrol Girls.

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Hometown: Graz, Austria

Genre: Punk

Why We're Excited: Petrol Girls' sonic intensity is barely contained by the boundaries of a single song; the band's rage at corrupt and exploitative systems is never contained, period. On 2019's Cut & Stitch, singer Ren Aldridge presides over a magnetic and defiant, furiously feminist set of songs about raising your voice at all costs, in defense of everyone.

Listen to Petrol Girls' "The Sound"

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