She's With The Band, hosted by Tori Kravitz, features weekly interviews with the music industry’s greatest female leaders. The podcast is amplifying the voices of women on stage, backstage, and in the business. Supporting women's growth and equality in the music industry starts with showcasing those already accomplishing groundbreaking things. The series is exploring their path to success, highlighting their indispensable contributions to music, and sharing their stories and insights into the past and future.
Episode 40: Kat Leon (HOLY WARS)
51:34The conversation starts with Kat explaining how she had to make her own way in Los Angeles, having no contacts at all when she started her Holy Wars project, leading to her learning a lot about a DIY ethic and resilience. Kat also discusses how the early loss of her parents taught her to be less focused on unnecessary things, and her journey on writing songs to heal her own trauma.
Episode 39: Mixi (STITCHED UP HEART)
43:05The conversation starts on Mixi's musical background and how she started her journey in the industry with open mic nights, until she decided to move and to take things more professionally. Mixi also tells us about the camaraderie that exists between some bands, citing In This Moment and Butcher Babies as examples of women supporting each other. Watch until the end to discover who is the most jaw-dropping female artist that she'd love to collaborate with!
Episode 38: On The Rise Roundtable with Vexed, Frayle, Daedric, and Lexi Layne
1:08:06Today's guests come in the form of Lexi Layne, Vexed, Daedric, and Frayle. All the young artists discuss the latest news, releases and videos from their bands, and how they feel about being a woman in a scene mostly surrounded by men, facing all kind of stereotypes and challenges and addressing them head on.
Episode 37: HANNAH MEE (Hot Milk)
44:04Hannah discusses the beginning of her rockstar life with a rough first touring experience when she was left on her own, having to learn everything by herself. She also opens up about her sexual orientation, telling us that she "didn't want to shag the guys, [she] wanted to be the guys". Watch until the end to find out who Hannah's dream collaboration artists would be!
Episode 36: KITTIE
52:29The band discuss when and how their reunion happened, starting with a couple of shows leading to great offers, until appearing at the biggest festivals again. They also mention the joy of meeting new fans who are children of their old listeners. Kittie also discuss writing new music, and what the differences in that are now to when they were younger.
Episode 35: Samantha Mobley (FROZEN SOUL)
54:43Samantha details the latest live achievements of Frozen Soul leading to their own death metal festival, Wrecking Ball Metal Madness, happening on October 31 in Dallas, Texas. Samantha also tells us her journey in the world of tattoo arts and how hard her path was, until the present day in her own tattoo shop which aims to be a safer space for her clients. She ends up the conversation with her recent endorsement with B.C. Rich and her pride that she can follow the path of her idols such as Kerry King.
Episode 34: Rabab Al-Sharif (LOUDWIRE)
52:13Rabab gives us her professional background and how she started working in the music industry, first with an internship at Alternative Press, to writing for her favorite band Good Charlotte. Rabab also tells some behind-the-scenes stories with artists with interview anecdotes, and shares with us Loudwire's vision which consists of being more inclusive in their articles and sharing more news about diverse people.