What? Garage-rock in its grittiest, most gratifying form.
From where? South London.
What’s the story? Super-efficient quartet Goat Girl are Rough Trade’s newest signings, having risen up the gigging ranks in record speed.
They first cut their teeth in South London rock refuges The Windmill and The Montague Arms, before going on to support Parquet Courts, Yak and The Lemon Twigs this autumn.
With a lo-fi grunge sound that’s roomy and deliberate, there’s not one noise out of place, no word too many.
Instead, they run on lean basslines, wiry melodies and a tight band dynamic that shifts and slides around plaintive vocals.
The October debut split single Country Sleaze/Scum was their first proper calling card, recorded by fast-rising producer Margo Broom (Catholic Action, Phobophobes).
It features a video directed by Douglas Hart, a founding member of The Jesus and Mary Chain, and has firmly put them on the list of ‘ones to watch’ going into 2017.
With a spot on The Great Escape 2017 line-up in the bag and features in The Guardian and NME under their belts, these four girls have got everything ready for a cracking new year.
Catch them early – don’t miss their UK dates this week (info below).
Sounds like? The most thrilling thing to have come out of Peckham in ages.
Predicted to? Take The Great Escape by storm next May.
Must hear? The audible grit on Country Sleaze -
5 - Deaf Institute, Manchester (with The Lemon Twigs)
7 – The Haunt, Brighton
8 – Scala, London
9 – Gorilla, Manchester
21 – Arts Club, Liverpool
22 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
24 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
26 – Summerhall, Edinburgh
28 – Kentish Town Forum, London