Sister acts in city festival

The Dogbones
The Dogbones

THE DOGBONES will headline a festival of female-fronted punk, rock and alternative bands at The Doghouse Studios in Nottingham on April 9.

The band was formed by current and past members of Queenadreena, Wendykurk, Daisy Chainsaw and Mediæval Bæbes.

The Dogbones came together as a collaboration between Queenadreena guitarist Crispin Gray and former Wendykurk frontwoman and Queenadreena bassist Nomi Leonard, and they play a mix of the darker side of garage rock, punk rock and grunge.

Also playing the event are Nottingham all-girl punk/grunge band The Smears, who have been writing and making music together for almost seven years.

The Smears are a hard working band whose live shows are fun and likened to ‘being hit by a train driven by Iggy Pop and Courtney Love’.

There are seven bands on the bill, including Kiria, the new pink princess of pop-punk, local band Temporary Asylum, reforming especially for the gig, as well as some up and coming acts plus an opening set from Nottingham horror-punk three-piece Trioxin Cherry.

The gig takes place at The Doghouse Studios, The Eagle Works, on Carlton Road in Nottingham. Doors open at 5pm with the first band being on at 5.30pm.

Tickets are just £6 and it’s £10 on the door. For more information or to purchase tickets email