Track Of The Day #1050: Goat Girl - Crow Cries

Track Of The Day #1050: Goat Girl – Crow Cries

Following their awesome debut single ‘Country Sleaze’ last year, Goat Girl – aka Clottie Cream, Naima Jelly, L.E.D and Rosy Bones – have been burrowed away in a London studio cooking up new music. The first fruits of this session are the band’s new single ‘Crow Cries’, rumbling with a sinuous menace that takes the intersection between limber post-punk and gothic underbelly, a delirious concoction of swampy basslines and push-and-pull crescendos laced with the brooding intensity of their shadowy tangled harmonies. It entices intriguingly of what’s to come, it’s out on limited edition 7″ b/w ‘Mighty Despair’ via Rough Trade on 25th August. Listen here:

Fresh out of their respective London colleges the group’s furious sound, topped with lyrics which expertly pick through the holes of so-called millennial culture, represents how it feels to live in this current climate: “There’s teenage angst in them,” says L.E.D. “But I think that was inevitable, growing up in London over the last 10 years.”

Having been honing their live show over the past year on tours with the likes of Parquet Courts, Girl Band and The Lemon Twigs, the South London four-piece will now embark on a summer of festival appearances and a slot supporting The Fall in London, followed by their first headline tour.

Tour Dates:

20th: The Windmill – Brixton
27th: 100 Club – London (supporting The Fall)

5th: Visions Festival – London
25th: Cabaret Vert Festival – France

1st: End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens
3rd: Electric Picnic, Stradbally
28th: Moby Dick – Madrid
29th: Lata de Zinc – Oviedo
30th: Dabadaba – Donostia

5th: 16 Toneladas – Valencia
6th: Side Car – Barcelona
7th: La Lopez – Zaragoza

2nd: Liverpool Music Week – Liverpool
3rd: Broadcast – Glasgow
4th: Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
6th: Gullivers – Manchester
7th: Hare & Hounds – Birmingham
9th: The Devil’s Disco at The Joker – Brighton
10th: Modern Art – Oxford
11th: The Crofters Rights – Bristol
13th: Corsica Studio – London

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