The band was established in the Summer of 2018 and released their EP under the name “Alpha Females” in the Fall of the same year. There were four musicians in the group then, and this first album included four songs – each in a slightly different musical style. The release was an experiment aimed at verifying the final tone of the band, and ended in half-success, since the specific sound of the band became defined much later, with the addition of new instruments (cello and keys) to an otherwise standard rock ensemble.
Unexpected, yet very rewarding results of publishing the EP included enthusiastic reactions from the local music community, which in turn led to invitations to participate in music festivals and concerts and a nomination for the Pomeranian Storms Award 2018 in the category of “Discovery of the Year in Culture”.
The finding of own sound and the presence of new musicians inspired the group to change its name to a shorter and fiercer: Alfah Femmes, a nod to Violent Femmes, Dan Kelly & The Alpha Males, the Riot Grrrl movement, and at the same time – a dare to participate in contemporary feminist discourse.