As Goat Girl find themselves back in the North, Getintothis’ Amy Farnworth takes a look at what the band have to offer on their return to our shores.
Following their mesmerising performance during Liverpool Music Week in November, the guttural sounds and politico-smartness of Goat Girl will be gracing the gig venues of the UK in spring 2018.
The quartet embark on their biggest UK headline tour to date with a date at The Shipping Forecast on Thursday April 12.
With The Guardian establishing them as a band who are, ‘ready to turn indie music on its head and rip its guts out’, the young South-Londoners will return to Liverpool to once again provide Merseyside with a style of music that is emerging from a set of new and exciting bands who have been inspired by a burgeoning South London scene.
Taking their band name from a classic sketch by late comedian Bill Hicks and confessing that they don’t even think being in a band is cool, Goat Girl are the antithesis to all that made the last decade of indie music a bit unlovable to some.
Their most recent track, Scream was released on iconic independent record label, Rough Trade, in December, and single, Cracker Drool enjoyed success as a Limited Edition 7” release.
Goat Girl’s intentions to break into the big time are perhaps non-too advertised but with their dark, and politically charged music sounding like updated versions of Elastica or Garbage, they’re making waves all over the nation and this gig at The Ship is sure to set tongues wagging.
- UPDATE: The Mysterines and Hannah’s Little Sister have been included as support.