Muncie Girls

Musician — Exeter

Name, where are you from?
Lande Hekt from Muncie Girls and I’m from Exeter.

Describe your style in three words?
Punk, skateboarding and feminist.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I saw Sleater-Kinney at the Roundhouse in Camden and it blew my mind. They’re one of the best bands ever and I didn’t think I’d ever get to see them play.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I would've played with The Slits and The Clash because I think they're the two best British punk bands of all time and we’d have had a great time.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
I would say I’ve been influenced by aspects of riot grrrl, especially because it introduced me to feminism when I was 18. And I’ve been influenced by the punk scene in the UK around the time we were beginning to play shows. We connected with the ideas of people in the scene around that time and since then, it’s just got better and better.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I guess I would have to say Sylvia Plath, because I’m a big fan. But also it’d be good to talk to someone like Emma Goldman. I bet she’d have some good chat and weird clothes.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I loved playing at Koko in London because it’s very grand and we felt lucky to be there. But if I stopped playing music, I’d miss playing at The Cavern the most. We played all our first shows there and it’s our hometown venue.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
It’s hard to think of heroes who aren't already sung! But I would have to say Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney. She’s quite sung, but such a great guitarist who plays in a super weird and creative way.


DIY punk/indie rock band Muncie Girls released their second album 'Fixed Ideals' in August 2018. Lande Hekt has also founded a music workshop for women under the name 'School of Frock'.

Find out more at www.munciegirls.co.uk

The first track you played on repeat?
Rancid - 'Time Bomb'
I was probably about 9 or 10 and my older sister had it on a mix CD. A song that defines the teenage you?

A song that defines the teenage you?
Senses Fail - 'Bite to Break Skin' 
I was well ego when I was a teenager. I would go for a Brand New song but I don’t want to.

One record you would keep forever?
The Weakerthans - 'Left and Leaving'
I never tire of that record. 

A song lyric that has inspired you?
“Poor fucking worker, poor little serf,
Working like a mule for half of what he’s worth.”
From 'Systematic Death' by Crass.

A song you wished you had written?
Patti Smith - 'Because the Night'
I think Bruce Springsteen wrote that song. Makes sense.

Best song to turn up loud?
Sleater-Kinney - 'Entertain' 
I used to love DJing this song in between bands in the Cavern. It sounds brilliant really loud.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
I feel like I’m quite transparent with my music taste. I love Laura Marling so 'Walk Alone' by Laura Marling.

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
Paul Simon - 'You Can Call Me Al' 
Lots of songs get me straight on the dance floor but this is a definite.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
The Sundays - 'Here’s Where The Story Ends'
I guess at the end of an all-nighter you’re gonna be quite tired.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?

The Beths - 'Happy Unhappy' 
The Beths are great! They’re from New Zealand and they toured in the UK a few months ago.

Camp Cope - 'The Opener' 
Camp Cope are from Australia and we played a show with them in Melbourne last year. They’re really good.

Breakfast Muff - 'Crocodile' 
Breakfast Muff are a DIY punk band from Glasgow who are brilliant!

Shopping - 'The Hype' 
I really like Shopping. They’re sound like ESG and they’re really fun, from London.

Name, where are you from?
Lande Hekt from Muncie Girls and I’m from Exeter.

Describe your style in three words?
Punk, skateboarding and feminist.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I saw Sleater-Kinney at the Roundhouse in Camden and it blew my mind. They’re one of the best bands ever and I didn’t think I’d ever get to see them play.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I would've played with The Slits and The Clash because I think they're the two best British punk bands of all time and we’d have had a great time.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
I would say I’ve been influenced by aspects of riot grrrl, especially because it introduced me to feminism when I was 18. And I’ve been influenced by the punk scene in the UK around the time we were beginning to play shows. We connected with the ideas of people in the scene around that time and since then, it’s just got better and better.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I guess I would have to say Sylvia Plath, because I’m a big fan. But also it’d be good to talk to someone like Emma Goldman. I bet she’d have some good chat and weird clothes.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I loved playing at Koko in London because it’s very grand and we felt lucky to be there. But if I stopped playing music, I’d miss playing at The Cavern the most. We played all our first shows there and it’s our hometown venue.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
It’s hard to think of heroes who aren't already sung! But I would have to say Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney. She’s quite sung, but such a great guitarist who plays in a super weird and creative way.


DIY punk/indie rock band Muncie Girls released their second album 'Fixed Ideals' in August 2018. Lande Hekt has also founded a music workshop for women under the name 'School of Frock'.

Find out more at www.munciegirls.co.uk

The first track you played on repeat?
Rancid - 'Time Bomb'
I was probably about 9 or 10 and my older sister had it on a mix CD. A song that defines the teenage you?

A song that defines the teenage you?
Senses Fail - 'Bite to Break Skin' 
I was well ego when I was a teenager. I would go for a Brand New song but I don’t want to.

One record you would keep forever?
The Weakerthans - 'Left and Leaving'
I never tire of that record. 

A song lyric that has inspired you?
“Poor fucking worker, poor little serf,
Working like a mule for half of what he’s worth.”
From 'Systematic Death' by Crass.

A song you wished you had written?
Patti Smith - 'Because the Night'
I think Bruce Springsteen wrote that song. Makes sense.

Best song to turn up loud?
Sleater-Kinney - 'Entertain' 
I used to love DJing this song in between bands in the Cavern. It sounds brilliant really loud.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
I feel like I’m quite transparent with my music taste. I love Laura Marling so 'Walk Alone' by Laura Marling.

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
Paul Simon - 'You Can Call Me Al' 
Lots of songs get me straight on the dance floor but this is a definite.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
The Sundays - 'Here’s Where The Story Ends'
I guess at the end of an all-nighter you’re gonna be quite tired.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?

The Beths - 'Happy Unhappy' 
The Beths are great! They’re from New Zealand and they toured in the UK a few months ago.

Camp Cope - 'The Opener' 
Camp Cope are from Australia and we played a show with them in Melbourne last year. They’re really good.

Breakfast Muff - 'Crocodile' 
Breakfast Muff are a DIY punk band from Glasgow who are brilliant!

Shopping - 'The Hype' 
I really like Shopping. They’re sound like ESG and they’re really fun, from London.

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