10 Awesome Girl Bands to Know Now

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With the music portion of SXSW beginning this week and Coachella a little over a month away, festival season is upon us —  which means it's time to do a little spring cleaning of our music libraries and focus on the up-and-coming artists that will define the rest of our year.

Over the next few months, there are dozens of new releases and tours by female solo artists and girl bands who range from emerging to more established; women who bring fresh perspectives, new energy, and feminist power to a whole range of genres. From SZA’s trap-influenced R&B to Banks's modern breakup ballads to Tacocat's girl-power surf music, click through our slideshow of the ten new girl bands, singers, and future superstars we're most looking forward to following this spring.

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