Rachel Aggs

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2022



Rachel Aggs, an exceptionally prolific virtuoso of euphoric post-punk, has achieved international acclaim with their collaborative projects Trash Kit, Shopping and Sacred Paws. 


Alongside their distinctive guitar and vocal style, mixed a with lo-fi pop sensibility, they create zines and co-ordinates workshops that encourage women, non-binary people, and people of colour to form bands. Rachel has galvanised the DIY scene in London, and their current home of Glasgow.  


“The music that drew me into playing electric guitar was riot grrrl and feminist punk and queercore, this music that was full of confrontation but also pride, and I needed that as a quite scrappy, shy person. I needed to create a space for myself that was empowered and strong and loud. Getting up on stage was very, very cathartic.”Rachel Aggs