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Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls

Time is supposed to mellow us, but for Petrol Girls it has distilled their feminist politics into an ever more potent cocktail. Fitting, given that their logo from day one has been a flaming molotov. Since their formation in 2012, the band has been known for playing fast-paced, chaotic punk that takes aim at everything from sexual violence to immigration policy, but over the last few years their sound has evolved in a more nuanced direction. Their 2016 debut album Talk of Violence was a blast of pure political rage, while 2019’s Cut & Stitch saw vocalist Ren Aldridge exploring familiar themes from a more personal perspective. Now their latest offering, Baby – to be released through the London-based independent label Hassle on June 24th – sees the band turn another new corner. This time, by embracing irreverence.

“We wanted [this album] to be less epic and less preachy from day one,” Aldridge says. “I hate sanctimoniousness. Like, really fucking hate it. But I also know that I have been mega preachy, and felt very pressured to be sanctimonious, because we've always played in a very political punk scene. I lost my fun side, and I really needed to come back to that.”

Petrol Girls

Baby

Hassle Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls by Baby - Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls by Baby - Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls by Baby - Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
LP+

$30.99

Indie Exclusive

Orange Vinyl

Released 06/24/2022Catalogue Number

HOFF390LPB

Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
CD

$14.99

Released 06/24/2022Catalogue Number

HOFF390CDA

Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
LP+

$30.99

Baby Pink Vinyl

Released 06/24/2022Catalogue Number

HOFF390LPA

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Petrol Girls

Baby

Hassle Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls by Baby - Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls by Baby - Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls by Baby - Petrol Girls
Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
LP+

$30.99

Indie Exclusive

Orange Vinyl

Released 06/24/2022Catalogue Number

HOFF390LPB

Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
CD

$14.99

Released 06/24/2022Catalogue Number

HOFF390CDA

Album artwork for Baby by Petrol Girls
LP+

$30.99

Baby Pink Vinyl

Released 06/24/2022Catalogue Number

HOFF390LPA

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Time is supposed to mellow us, but for Petrol Girls it has distilled their feminist politics into an ever more potent cocktail. Fitting, given that their logo from day one has been a flaming molotov. Since their formation in 2012, the band has been known for playing fast-paced, chaotic punk that takes aim at everything from sexual violence to immigration policy, but over the last few years their sound has evolved in a more nuanced direction. Their 2016 debut album Talk of Violence was a blast of pure political rage, while 2019’s Cut & Stitch saw vocalist Ren Aldridge exploring familiar themes from a more personal perspective. Now their latest offering, Baby – to be released through the London-based independent label Hassle on June 24th – sees the band turn another new corner. This time, by embracing irreverence.

“We wanted [this album] to be less epic and less preachy from day one,” Aldridge says. “I hate sanctimoniousness. Like, really fucking hate it. But I also know that I have been mega preachy, and felt very pressured to be sanctimonious, because we've always played in a very political punk scene. I lost my fun side, and I really needed to come back to that.”