Self-described as "sordid pop", London-based artist/musician Krista Papista has dropped an atmospheric synth-punk anthem called "Modern Girlhood".
Back in November 2014, we premiered Papista galvanising "Bad F", where we said: "skirting the worlds of Crystal Castles, HEALTH, No Bra and other combative experimenters, "Bad F" is stuffed with raw electrics and yowling harmonies. However, it also strikes a melodic vein, with tropical synth earworms and steel pans juxtaposing the deliberate confrontation."
"Modern Girlhood", arguably less enigmatic, furthers Papista's empowering mission. She tackles slut-shaming with aplomb and honesty, backing her message with pulsing synths and airy hooks - despite the sincerity of her words, Papista makes a beguiling piece of punk-flecked pop. It's easy to imagine this whacked up to 11 through a club's PA.
Papista will be playing a free show at London's The Old Blue Last on 4 April - more information can be found here.
Stream "Modern Girlhood" below.