Mixing original footage, personal archives and interviews with surviving band members, Here to be Heard is the definitive story the world's first all-girl punk band.
★★★★ “A fascinating exposé of a… groundbreaking female rock group” The Upcoming
Trailblazing, fiercely independent and very loud, The Slits were the world’s first all-girl punk band, and pioneers of the musical movement known as ‘Punky Reggae’. Often overlooked, they were contemporaries of The Clash and The Sex Pistols at a time when women were rarely expected to play instruments, let alone break the mould with their own distinctive sound.
Here To Be Heard tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the pioneering days of punk rock in mid 70s London, through their individual stories of struggle, to the reformation of the band in 2005. Mixing original footage, personal archives and interviews with surviving band members Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt, Paloma McLardy (aka Palmolive), along with friends and punk royalty from Don Letts to Gina Birch, this is the definitive story of a band how have innovated, influenced, and inspired thousands across the globe.