She-Riff is regular Canberra event to showcase female musicians. She-Riff is hosted by Transit Bar, one of Canberra’s premiere music venues, and aims to raise the profile of female musicians playing original music by featuring acts where women are the star of the show.

For the first She-Riff event of 2018, they’ve lined up Perth’s Boat Show with local supports Sodium Sunday and Violet Faye.

Boat Show’s debut album ‘Groundbreaking Masterpiece‘ hit the airwaves less than six months after the band formed and cemented the fun reputation their live show was already building them. Containing songs mostly about being women, and the pros and cons they must deal with in the music industry, ‘Groundbreaking Masterpiece‘ articulates their personal frustrations in their signature brutal and humorous style.

During August and September of 2017, Boat Show toured nationally to promote their first single from their second album ‘The Big Smoke‘, including showcases at Bigsound.


Sodium Sunday is a new four piece from Canberra playing burst-on-your-tongue pop rock. The girls are influenced by; Glitoris, The Jungle Giants, Regina Spektor, San Cisco, The Dandy Warhols and Angel Olsen. As well as headlining shows they have supported acts such as The Clouds, The Falling Joys, Raave Tapes and many more. With an EP set to be released in the coming month these girls are working hard to spread their refreshing sprinkle of vibrant post-pop as far as possible.


Violet Faye began their journey into the musical world in early 2017. With a combined love for music, nothing was going stop these four young Canberran musicians from sharing their tunes with the world. Influenced by the likes of Killing Heidi, Muse and Paramore, the band plays a fusion of pop, punk and rock material, having been quoted as saying, “if we were a flavour of pizza, we would be supreme” – full of flavour and a mix of all the elements everyone loves.


She-Riff Volume 8 is Thursday 22nd February at Transit Bar. Entry is $10 and the night kicks off at 8pm.

She Riff 8

Boat Show photo by Jeff Andersen Jnr