Rough Trade Records will release the debut single by teenage South London four piece Goat Girl on October 7th. The band name was inspired by a classic sketch by the late great comedian Bill Hicks.
Listen to “Country Sleaze” here via YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music.
Next month the band will release two songs on Rough Trade, each one a caustic commentary on the England they’ve grown up in. “Country Sleaze” is a brooding two-chord time capsule that sounds like it’s been beamed over from a Seattle divebar in 1989. The other song is called “Scum”. Both tracks were recorded purposefully quickly in a no-nonsense north London studio a few weeks ago with fast-rising producer Margo Broom.
Goat Girl head up an emerging set of groups from South London who have been inspired by the burgeoning local scene there. They write songs that use subtlety as their main ingredient while remaining disarmingly fierce at every turn. Lyrics that mean everything despite being written down in the most simplistic and non-aggressive way possible… they are an anomaly in the UK music scene as 2016 draws to a draggy close: four people playing guitars, bass and drums who have the ability to make you feel //alive// again.
As rare as they are refreshing, the band’s plan from here is simple: get “Country Sleaze” and “Scum” out into the world ASAP, hit the road, and record a debut album that has “spirit, strength and simplicity” at its heart.