Today (8 March) we celebrate International Women’s Day, highlighting all of the important women in our collective lives as well as all of the fantastic things they achieve on a daily basis. As part of our celebrations, we’ve lined up fifteen female-fronted bands and solo artists with admirable work ethic, visual identity and societal impact. For each artist we’ve picked out their standout song.

HAIM

SIGRID

CHARLI XCX

BILLIE EILISH

CLAIRO

JANELLE MONAE

DUA LIPA

ST. VINCENT

TONIGHT ALIVE

PARAMORE

WEYES BLOOD

GRIMES

SZA

CHVRCHES

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS