Thursday, July 2, 2015

GIRLPOOL - Before The World Was Big - 2015


As Girlpool, Harmony Trividad and Cleo Tucker have distilled the equipment necessary for a direct link between ear canal and heartstrings down to two members, two instruments, one cassette, one EP and one full-length album. That album, Before The World Was Big, is a lo-fi collection of punk songs that have a playful spirit but aren't playing around. Trividad and Tucker specialize in no-frills singing and simple instrumentation that cut through bone and aim for marrow. The title track, in particular, features vocal harmonies that are almost startling in their poignancy and impact, bringing life to lyrics about memory and the loss of things remembered. Girlpool's lack of polish does nothing to diminish its shine, and its free-spirited approach to punk only adds to the power behind their punch. —Katie Presley




Tour Dates:
06/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center For The Arts
06/07 London, UK @ Dalston Roof Park
06/09 London, UK @ Rough Trade East
06/10 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
07/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
08/08-09 Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Festival
08/22-23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
09/04 Bristol, UK @ Exchange
09/06 Salisbury, UK @ End Of The Road Festival
09/08 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
09/09 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
09/10 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
09/11 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
09/12 Isle Of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/14 Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
09/15 London, UK @ Scala
09/16 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
09/18 Cologne, Germany @ King Georg
09/20 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Incubate Festival
09/21 Berlin, Germany @ Monarch
09/25 Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival

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