PETROL GIRLS Release music video for ‘Monstrous’ as UK Tour begins

PETROL GIRLS’ headline tour of the UK kicks off tonight in Newport and the band have shared a glimpse into their life on the road with a new music video for their single ‘Monstrous’. Filmed by Martyna Wisniewska (@gingerdope) over tours with Refused and Thrice and La Dispute, the clip is an intimate portrait of Petrol Girls on tour, both on stage and off. It resonates with the theme of the track, as vocalist Ren Aldridge says that ‘Monstrous’ “is about feeling mined and drained and too much and not enough and, ultimately, monstrous. It’s also about how I sometimes feel on stage or on social media. Sometimes I find fronting a feminist band too much pressure from too many different directions.”

The single features on the band’s latest album ‘Cut & Stitch’ out now
(Hassle Records)

“…‘Cut & Stitch’ is a paean to speaking up and breaking out” – The New York Times 

“Petrol Girls have been giving the patriarchy a much needed kicking since forming” – Kerrang!

“a piece of art” – Upset

“These are songs that rip through time, across borders and into psyches with feminist post-hardcore that engages as it rampages.” – NPR  

As well as this month’s headline tour of the UK and Ireland, Petrol Girls will be headlining mainland Europe in February and they’re getting set to visit North America for the first time, where they’ll be playing SXSW and New Colossus, followed by some headline dates. Further details below. Widely hailed as a visceral, thought-provoking and cathartic experience, Petrol Girls’ live show is not to be missed. 

Featuring on Best Of 2019 lists at NPR, Kerrang!, Visions Magazine (DE) and Upset and garnering praise across the board upon release, Petrol Girls’ recent album ‘Cut & Stitch’ is a patchwork of different sounds, ideas and feelings. With an overall feminist approach, the band addressed a variety of topics across ‘Cut & Stitch’, from the environment to mental health. As vocalist Ren Aldridge explains, “Cutting and stitching is a process that can go on indefinitely – stitches are easily unpicked, new shapes can be cut, everything can be rearranged. We cut our patches off of old clothes and sew them onto something else. Continuity is an idea that underpins the record, from ‘the sound does not arrive’ to ‘we’re not finished, we never fucking will be.’” 

Jan 14: NEWPORT @ Le Pub
Jan 15: BRIGHTON @ Green Door Store
Jan 16: LONDON @ Oslo
Jan 17: NOTTINGHAM @ The Bodega
Jan 18: MANCHESTER @ The Deaf Institute
Jan 19: GLASGOW @ Nice & Sleazy
Jan 21: BELFAST @ McHughs
Jan 22: DUBLIN @ Whelan’s
Jan 23: LIMERICK @ Kasbah Social Club​
Feb 12: Munich, DE @ Folks! Club 
Feb 13: Cologne, DE @ Tsunami Club 
Feb 14: Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere 
Feb 15: Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloof Bar
Feb 16: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg (Upstairs)
Feb 18: Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang 
Feb 19: Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Feb 20: Oslo, NO @ Krosset
Feb 21: Stockholm, SE @ Kafe 44
Feb 22: Malmo, SE @ Enskiftet
Feb 23: Berlin, DE @ Berghain
Mar 11-14: New Colossus Fest, New York US
Mar 17-22: SXSW, Austin US
w/ Typesetter:
Mar 23 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Mar 24 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Shakespeares Lower Level
Mar 25 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Mar 26 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs
Mar 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Government Center
Mar 29 – Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
Mar 31 – Rouyn Noran, QC @ The Trèfle Noir
Apr 01 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Apr 02 – Boston, MA @ Hong Kong
Apr 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Gutter
Apr 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs  

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