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Newcastle-based Dinky Bossetti prepare to unleash their debut EP, Trans Sister Radio, with a launch event taking place at The Globe, Newcastle on Friday 1st December. Here, we find out more about the band…

Who are you and where are you from?

We are Dinky Bossetti a (nearly) all-trans, DIY, three-piece, punk band from Newcastle. Our little band is made up of Jade Mia Broadhead (she/her) on vocals and guitar, Aria Nash (they/them) on bass and Chris Samuel (he/him) on drums. Jade is also a solo artist who’s been played on BBC radio, and Chris is also in another band called Snow Leopards, although we are secretly plotting to get him fired so we can keep him all to ourselves!

What is it you do?

We play loud guitars and hit things and scream a lot about how rubbish boys – except Chris – and politicians can be. Sometimes we do it a bit quieter, but mostly it’s loud.

How long have you been doing it?

We first formed in a coffee shop in late 2021 after Jade and Aria met on, erm, Grindr! I mean, it’s where all the best bands meet, right? Things didn’t really take off until this year though as our former drummer’s anxiety issues meant she didn’t want to play live. She left after recording our EP in the summer and since then we’ve got a new drummer and played our first shows which people seemed to like, and we also released our debut single, I Kissed A Boy.

What inspires you?

We’re totally into the riot grrrl scene of the 80s and 90s, and love bands like Babes In Toyland, Hole, Bikini Kill and Veruca Salt, but also more recent (not recent) bands like Kenickie and Against Me. Jade has a real love of pop too, and loves girl bands like Spice Girls and Girls Aloud, whilst Aria has a more metal influence which we think makes for a pretty lethal combo! Chris just does whatever we tell him to because he is a boy and that’s what they are there to do!

Tell us about your music

We’re pretty raw and anarchic in terms of how we play, especially live. Jade’s favourite band her whole life has been The Replacements so that ramshackle, loveable loser thing has always appealed to her. Our drummer Chris has made us a lot tighter, but Jade is always one missed step on the pedal away from playing the wrong song! Aria plays their bass like a lead guitarist which is a good thing because we don’t have one. Jade writes the songs and whilst they are obviously from a trans and LGBTQIA+ perspective, we think they are relatable to anyone who is treated like an outcast in Tory Britain today. We relate to trans people, to refugees and to women in general, and deal with topics like slut shaming and unrealistic body ideals, and just generally sing about the gross ways that men treat women.

What have you got coming up in the future?

Lots! We have our debut EP, Trans Sister Radio, set for release on Friday 1st December. We also have a launch party to celebrate the event at Newcastle’s The Globe on the same night, with a cracking line-up including Folding Gold, Snow Leopards (Chris’ other band) and Amasing, all the way from London, who will blow your very minds! There will be free fanzines and badges and maybe even some CDs ‘cos we’re old school! We also recently shot a music video with our friend Jess who is doing all sorts of weird & wonderful things with the footage! And on 25th November we’ll be appearing on the lovely Stephen Ferrell’s Grassroots Music Radio Show!

Where can people find out more about you?

We are on all the usual social media and streaming sites, including Bandcamp which is our fave ‘cos you can make it look really pretty. We also have an Insta like the cool kids, and you can see us dance around on YouTube and rip us off on Spotify. We don’t do Twitter because Elon Musk.



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