IWD/ Underrated Female Artists


By Alexia Kirov, Joe Gorecki and Bethany Marris, Epigram Music Editors

We've compiled a list of tracks from incredibly talented female artists that you may be unfamiliar with.


The opening track to their debut EP, 'LUVU4LYF' was the first we heard of PINS; its opening blend of stubborn drums and poised bassline set a moody scene before a spry change of pace for the titular lyrics.

Chrissie Hynde / Dark Sunglasses

More than three decades into her career, The Pretenders frontwoman released her first solo album, Stockholm; defiant and insightful, ‘Dark Sunglasses’ is one of its highlights.

Snoh Aalegra / Sometimes

Despite her work with Vince Staples, Vic Mensa and Drake, the indulgent, smokey notes and elegant production of Swedish born artist Snoh Aalegra unfortunately remain relatively unacknowledged

Ibeyi / Ghosts

Beautifully unique and atmospheric, ‘Ghosts’ is truly characteristic of Multilingual French twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz’s work.


Formally known as Jennifer Lee, American producer-DJ TOKiMONSTA was the first female artist to be signed to the Brainfeeder label. ‘Realla’ exploits Lee’s sensitive yet futuristic style.

Sharon Van Etten / Seventeen

From Van Etten’s latest album Remind Me Tomorrow, ‘Seventeen’ is written as knowing message to her seventeen-year-old self, capturing carefree teenage existence from an adult perspective with a thrashing chorus

Helena Deland / Claudion

With layered harmonies backed by imposing electronics Helena Deland creates an atypically atmospheric synth-pop groove.

The playlist

Featured Image: Bethany Marris / Epigram

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