Our Girl

Stranger Today

  • Label Cannibal Hymns
  • Genre UK & EU
  • Released 17/08/18
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With 9 Track Bonus CD of extra tracks and demos. Limited Copies are signed.

Standard Jewel Case CD Version.

Black Vinyl.

Limited Double Orange and Black Version. Comes with a 9 Track Bonus LP of extra tracks and demos. Plus the first few copies come with a signed 12x12 Print.

Stranger Today is a special debut for several reasons: First, because it’s the sound of a band beginning to grasp their own value and place in the world. Secondly, because you can hear the trio’s hunger to finally get in the same room and put to tape years’ worth of scrapbooks, half-finished ideas, and a slowly-forming feel for how their first album would actually sound. The real clincher, however, is Our Girl’s dynamic, and how it plays out across Stranger Today. Best friends in person, the trio share the same close kinship and chemistry on record. On one side is Nathan’s visceral lyricism, which has a habit of detailing and chipping away at precise moments; the first heart-flutter of a new crush; the moment a long-term friendship begins to ebb away. Around her, Tyler and Wilson’s rhythm section carefully mirrors each feeling Nathan conveys. When she sings pointedly about love (I Really Like It), she’s backed by a major-key afterglow. When the subject turns on its head (Josephine), out steps a wall of taut, earth-shaking noise. They each “serve the song,” in Wilson’s words, moving in sync but with their own personal slant. Not least on the closer Boring, where all restraint is thrown aside and the trio let out one final, violent thrash. They inhabit a space bigger than the first loves, sleepless nights and growing pains that define this record. For fans of The Big Moon, Lush and The Breeders.

CD - Standard Jewel Case CD Version.

2CD - With 9 Track Bonus CD of extra tracks and demos. Limited Copies are signed.

LP - Black Vinyl.

2LP - Limited Double Orange and Black Version. Comes with a 9 Track Bonus LP of extra tracks and demos. Plus the first few copies come with a signed 12x12 Print.