London’s most thrilling new band Goat Girl – aka Clottie Cream, Rosy Bones, Naima Jelly and L.E.D – have announced that their debut, self-titled album will be released on April 6th. Pre-order your copy here (violet coloured vinyl + a limited edition signed fanzine art and lyrics booklet available from the Rough Trade webstore).
To whet your appetite, the fourpiece have shared the official video for their new single and longtime live favourite The Man, directed by CC Wade and described by the band as “a parody on fandom and a delve into the male psyche”. Watch it via YouTube below.
‘Goat Girl’ was produced by fellow South Londoner Dan Carey in in the Autumn of 2017. It’s a very English album – sharp-eyed observations like The Kinks, louche rage like The Slits – but it’s also full of swampy swaggering guitars and singer Clottie’s filthy drawl. In the group’s words: “Simply put, it’s an album that comes from growing up in London and the first-hand experience of our city’s devolution. We wanted to think of it as this place seen not necessarily just through our eyes, but someone who can’t get past the abnormalities and strange happenings that exist in our city. We think this gives the freedom lyrically and musically to explore unspoken truths and emotions that we all as humans feel”.
Spawned within the burgeoning, close-knit South London scene that includes Shame and Sorry, and having supported the likes of The Fall, Fat White Family and Parquet Courts, Goat Girl are something to behold live! Catch them on tour this year at the following dates – including their first ever US ones (tickets):
March 12-18th Austin @ SXSW
March 20th Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
March 31st Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
April 1st Cardiff, UK @ Goes Pop
April 5th London, UK @ Banquet Records instore
April 6th London, UK @ Rough Trade East instore
April 8th Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade instore
April 8th Bristol, @ UK Rough Trade instore
April 9th Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
April 10th Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
April 12th Liverpool, UK @ Magnet
April 13th Dublin, IE @ Grand Social
April 14th Sheffield, UK @ Picture House
April 16th Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
April 17th London, UK @ Garage
April 19th Leicester, UK @ The Cookie
April 20th Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
April 21st Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
May 5th Hebden Bridge, UK @ Trades Club
August 16-19th Brecon Beacons @ Green Man Festival