Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Bec - IDestroy Print
Written by Bec - IDestroy   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 04:00



Brought to Uber Rock's attention late last year when supporting Cherie Currie of The Runaways, Bristol-based all-grrrl band IDestroy have started to make 2016 their own with a must-have EP and a buzz surrounding them that most bands would kill for. Fresh from supporting Wendy James, we got singer/guitarist Bec to compile the ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....




1.) 'Standing In The Way Of Control' - Gossip (from the album of the same name)


One of the most important musical discoveries for me was when I saw Gossip perform on a Friday night TV show. I was amazed at Beth Ditto - the power in her voice, the messages behind her screamed vocal really grasped me. I immediately bought all their albums and learned Nathan Howdeshell's guitar parts. I loved the rawness, which was something I’d never known before. Gossip really got me into the riot grrrl sensibilities. I discovered bands I now love (Sleater Kinney, X Ray Spex, Bikini Kill, etc) by reading about their influences.


2.) 'I Don’t Believe You' - The Thermals (from the album 'Personal Life')


The first songs I’ve wrote for IDestroy were inspired by The Thermals' album, ‘Personal Life’. I have a lot of love for The Thermals.


3.) 'Love Interruption' - Jack White (from the album 'Blunderbuss')


I saw Jack White play live a few years ago, it was a huge inspiration to me. His band were super tight, I just wanted to get on stage and join in their jams!


4.) 'Mental Case' - Skaters (from the single of the same name)


I feel like a mental case half the time and this song sums up those feelings quite nicely.



5.) 'You’re So Cheap' - Dead! (from the single of the same name)


We played a show with Dead! a few weeks ago. They’re lovely guys and their live show is full of energy and super tight. We’re loving their new single, ‘You’re So Cheap’, at the moment.


6.) 'Blast Doors' - Everything Everything (from the album 'Get to Heaven')


I became a fan of Everything Everything after hearing their performance at last year's Glastonbury Festival. I didn't actually get to see them play because I was too hungover and confined to my tent. But the tracks sounded that good from the campsite that I went home and bought their latest album. This is my favourite track from it.


7.) 'Pedestrian at Best' - Courtney Barnett (from the album 'Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit')


Courtney is a lyrical genius. This track is great.


8.) 'Heroes' - David Bowie (from the album of the same name)


I love this song and I love David Bowie.




9.) 'Ironclad' - Sleater Kinney (from the album 'All Hands on the Bad One')


Sleater Kinney are another big influence on IDestroy, true legends of the ‘riot grrrl’ movement.


10.) 'Search and Destroy' - Iggy and The Stooges (from the album 'Raw Power')


One of the first songs I learnt how to play, a classic punk anthem.


11.) 'Medication' - Queens Of The Stone Age (from the album 'Lullabies to Paralyze')


QOTSA have such a unique style, fused with excellent musicianship and songwriting. I have a lot of respect for Josh Homme. I also had a dream I gave him a cuddle once.


12.) 'IDentity' - X-Ray Spex (from the album 'Germfree Adolescents')


X-Ray Spex are the coolest punk band with a saxophone player!


13.) 'Killin The Planet' - The Vines (from the album 'Wicked Nature')


Because we are “Killin the planet so well”...



[Photos by Hannah Thomas]