After spending the best part of the last year on the road alongside the likes of Yak, and most recently, Lias Saoudi’s conceptual electro-punk super group, The Moonlandingz, it’s no surprise that London upstarts Goat Girl have begun to build quite a reputation for themselves beyond the Capital. Irreverent, and with a staunch belief in Do It Yourself ethics, Goat Girl made their introduction last year with the release of seedy debut single ‘Country Sleaze/Scum’, and have now revealed the first half of two new tracks, due to be released as a double A-side single through Rough Trade Records later next month.
(Image courtesy of DIY Magazine, photographer unknown)
Sneering, dark, and expressive, ‘Crow Cries’ smoulders with familiar discontent and unsurprising teenage angst, given the quartet’s youthful disposition (all are aged just twenty). Thudding kick-drums accompany Lottie ‘Clottie Cream’s’ …Mary Chain-esque drawl, tightly-wound guitar sections descending into the song’s bass heavy anti-chorus, somewhere between the scummy and the supernatural. Edges polished and instruments (and teeth) bared, Goat Girl are raring for the alt-rock crown. It’s not a matter of if, but when.
(Image courtesy of Poppy Marriott for Dork Magazine)
In light of their storming (quite literally!) mid-afternoon Sunrise Arena set at Latitude Festival last weekend, Goat Girl will be heading back out on the road later this year with a UK headline tour, you can find all the dates below, tickets can be purchased through the link here. ‘Crow Cries’ will be released as a limited 7″ single on August 25th, and can be pre-ordered via the Rough Trade website now. Listen to the new song in the Spotify player below.
Goat Girl November 2017 UK Tour
2, Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool
3, Broadcast, Glasgow
4, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
6, Gullivers, Manchester
7, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
9, The Devil’s Disco at The Joker, Brighton
10, Modern Art, Oxford
11, Crofters Rights, Bristol
13, Corsica Studios, London
Words by Joe Bulger
Featured image courtesy of the band’s Facebook page, photography by Charlotte Patmore.