• l7 tourOne of the most anticipated acts announced for the Soundwave 2016 festival series was L7. Soundwave collapsed but L7 has been confirmed for a run of Australian club shows in May.

    Torchbearers for the Riot Grrl movement of the ‘90s, L7 were a massive influence worldwide and reformed in 2014 to rave reviews.

    Billboard magazine describes their live show as "one of the hardest, rawest rock bands seen on stage in years”.

    Find out for yourself when L7 plays five Aussie club dates.

    L7 Australian Tour
    13 – PERTH, Metropolis Fremantle
    14 – ADELAIDE, The Gov
    17 – MELBOURNE, 170 Russell
    20 - May BRISBANE Eatons Hill
    21- SYDNEY, Metro Theatre
    Tickets on sale via: http://www.metropolistouring.com/L7
    Presale: Wed 2nd March 9am - Thurs 3rd 5pm
    GA: Friday 4th March on Sale 9am

  • l7 robert faganRobert Fagan photo.

    By tragic coincidence, a few hours before my interview with L7 guitarist and singer Donita Sparks, news broke of the passing of Irish musician and songwriter, Sinead O’Connor

    At first glance, the association between L7 and O’Connor is opaque: L7 was a hard-rocking, all female rock’n’roll band who emerged from Los Angeles; O’Connor was a talented singer and songwriter from Ireland, whose angelic voice belied her outspoken views on religious dogma and practice. 

    But on a cold evening in October 2009 at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, O’Connor had taken to the stage as part of the Melbourne Music Festival’s “Seven Songs to Leave Behind” to belt out a mesmerising version of L7’s “Shitlist” – a track which O’Connor had chosen, per the structure of the evening for the various guest performers featured, as the song she’d wished she’d written.