Here at Sound Of Pen, we believe diversification in rock music is immensely important – and since International Women’s Day is coming up this Friday, we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate some of our favourite bad-ass female musicians. There’re countless talented women we could choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down to five spread out over the course of the week. So, without further ado…

5. Hot Milk

They might only have one single out at this point, but trust us when we say you’re going to want to keep your eye on this Manchester four piece – this year is set to be HUGE for them. Blending nostalgic-sounding emo-pop à la Riot-era Paramore with fresh-sounding, crisp pop-punk, Hot Milk’s delightfully infectious teen angst will be stuck in your head for days. Their debut single Awful Ever After showcases frontwoman Han Mee’s powerful vocals – having recently supported You Me At Six in Europe and Enter Shikari’s recent Warchild show, and with dates lined up alongside Deaf Havana and Papa Roach as well as numerous festivals, 2019 is going to be the year of Hot Milk, guaranteed.