The Slits’ ‘Cut’ introduced an atypical group at the vanguard of female-fronted punk, influencing everyone from Massive Attack to Sleater-Kinney.
One of punk’s biggest achievements was in balancing gender equality, allowing charismatic female punks to break through and speak with authority.
Music’s myriad subgenres have inspired some of the most enduring documentaries of our age. Here are the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years.
Produced by Dennis Bovell, 'Cut' was originally released in September 1979 and it remains a post-punk touchstone.
The best political punk songs have stood the test of time, remaining wholly relevant in an era when politics thrives on lies and confusion.
Ever since rearing its head in the 70s, punk politics continue to shape our way of thinking, thanks to outspoken bands unafraid of making a stand.
Respecting old and new, the setlist integrated crowd-pleasers with well-chosen cult favourites for long-term fans.
'Kong' is the star's first new track since her 2015 Dev Hynes collaboration 'He, She, We'.
A new documentary, Here To Be Heard, about pioneering all-girl punks The Slits is to premiere in London on 14 October 2017
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
Collecting a number of iconic photos, three key exhibitions in London show that punk's aesthetic was as important as the music and politics.
With Metallica as its ambassadors, Record Store Day 2016 has been announced for 16 April and features must-have 7"s, LPs, box sets and coloured vinyl.