A BAND is taking the fight to gender inequality with their new single.

The Speed Of Sound have released double A-side single I'm Real/I Don't Want Your Attention, out today with purple, white and green artwork ­— the colours of the Women's Social and Political Union, or suffragettes.

The jangle-pop infused alt-rock tracks confront issues including the objectification of women and oppressive relationships; while harnessing a DIY and punk attitude, as the outfit strike out against "a distinct lack of social progress".

Vocalist Ann-Marie Crowley, from Bury, said: "The tracks were written by the band's guitarist and vocalist John Armstrong probably nearly 30 years ago, in around 1985, and are about sexual harassment in the workplace and about women being the underdogs and put in boxes; so they are still pertinent and relevant today."

All profits made from sales of the vinyl, digital single and a special release gig, held at Levenshulme Old Library on Saturday, will go to the Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women's Aid.

Ms Crowley said: "John had been along to the AGM for the Pankhurst Centre and was inspired by what they do and how they raise awareness for women without any government funding. It is also 100 years since women got the vote so it's all part of celebrating women."

Originally active from 1989 to 1991 The Speed Of Sound reformed and released two albums in 2011 and 2012, returning to the live music scene in 2013. The new tracks are the latest in a line of singles and EPs released since Ms Crowley joined the band in 2015, and are out now on Bandcamp.

For more information or to buy the tracks visit thespeedofsound.bandcamp.com/album/im-real-i-dont-want-your-attentions.