Goat Girl

Goat Girl

  • rtradcd884
  • Digipack with bonus CD.
  • Release Date: April 6th 2018
  • £10.99

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No.7

Goat Girl's triumphant self-titled debut album. Available here on limited violet-colored LP, black LP and CD.

Across 19 tracks in just 40 minutes, Goat Girl’s self-titled debut creates a half-fantasy world out of a very dirty, ugly city reality. Goat Girl belong to a burgeoning, close-knit south London scene, born in venues like The Windmill in Brixton and including bands like Shame, Bat-Bike, Madonnatron, Horsey, Sorry, and many more. Goat Girl enlisted producer Dan Carey (The Kills, Bat For Lashes, Franz Ferdinand) to help them capture their vision, set a goal to write and record a piece of music in a day in effort to capture that raw first-creation moment, and chose to record to tape.

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 Lottie’s filthy drawl. Each member brings a diverse range of influences and contributions, ranging from krautrock to bossa nova, jazz to blues. They resist being boxed in to an indie, guitar-based genre, and focused intensely on the layers and textures of each song as well as the different contexts they could sit within. The result, Goat Girl, succeeds in conjuring a complete world all unto itself, and is arranged in segments - divided by improvised interludes - that offer glimpses of an even stranger parallel universe.

All versions come with a 6 Track Bonus CD Udder Sounds.

LP - Black Vinyl with bonus CD.

LP+ - Limited to 1000 copies on Violet Vinyl with Bonus CD

CD - Digipack with Bonus CD.

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