- Category: Culture
- Created on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 04:00
- Written by Tank Girl
H/T to Robina for the heads up.
From their self-description on myspace:
TANK GIRL is a band with 2 members of the best known DIY punk band in Nepal, RAI KO RIS. The Line up is : Sareena Rai (from Rai Ko Ris): bass guitar,vocals. Sampreety Gurung : Guitar,backing vocals. Olivier Bertin (also from Rai Ko Ris): drums.
Tank girl has been doing many benefit gigs in Nepal for women's rights,women foundation etc. Most of their songs describe the exploitation, hatred, sexism, domestic violence, unequality etc against the women in the Nepalese community. Thus the band being an anarcha-feminist foundation.
Tank Girl / Rai ko ris has also set up an Anarchist infoshop known as "The Infoshop" in Kathmandu Nepal.
The INFOSHOP on Lazimpat (opposite Mahaguthi shop and the Gallery Cafe, in the same compound as Himalayan Cashmere Co. and Gallery 9) is up and running. Many d.i.y releases of all genres, CD-Rs at cheap prices, zines. We’ve so far had film shows (of live bands or documentaries), workshops on silk-screening own t-shirts, music workshops, and pot-luck lunches!!! Anyone can organise an appropriate little event there if they wish. Take it into your own hands. It’s become kind of like a youth club.We just like hanging out there all day and reading all the zines from around the world and talking shit, loudly, in a place where punk is blasting all day!!!
Download their album, Kids With Gun + Choco Fun, here.