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out now via Moshi Moshi Records
Roxy Girls + Du Blonde to play MOTH Club (London) on
“a raucous thing where spiralling guitars and impassioned vocals collide” – NME
“it’s dished up in even shorter, sharper, more frenetic bursts than even the ‘Heads would attempt in their prime” – DIY
“With a nimble post-punk riff, a gyrating groove and frontman Tom Hawick’s talky chirp, Roxy Girls chronicle the quest to remain unfazed by the monotonous daily grind ” – Paste
“ultra-dry guitar lines, all sharp angles and savage twists.” – CLASH
“one of the UK underground’s most exciting new bands” – Gigwise
“a tune to swing from the rafters to” – The i
“the grit of the late 70’s with a precision that can only be the result of relentless rehearsals and revisions.” – tmrw
Playlisted on Radio X
Sunderland post-punk 4-piece Roxy Girls have just announced that they will be supporting label-mates Du Blonde for their London headline show at the MOTH Club this Wednesday (3rd). Having recently signed to Moshi Moshi Records, the announcement follows the release of their acclaimed mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’, which is came out last month.
The last six months have seen Roxy Girls light up their homeland with the recent release of their new single ‘Trials and Tribulations’, which has been playlisted on Radio X whilst also earning plaudits from the likes of BBC 6 Music (inc. sessions for Marc Riley & Tom Robinson), BBC Radio 1, Clash, Gigwise, So Young, NME, DIY, tmrw, Paste and more. Similarly, 2019 has seen the band play a number of shows across the UK earning a reputation for their angular and intoxicatingly idiosyncratic live performances supporting the likes of The Murder Capital, Drahla, Du Blonde, Flamingods, The Rhythm Method, Crocodiles, Mush, Duds, Thee MVPS and more.
Both recent singles are taken from the bands’ forthcoming mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’. Recorded with David Brewis of Field Music their new record sees the band expand on previous material, stripping down the post-punk format and remodelling it for current generation. Whilst their vernacular might make The Futureheads an easy (albeit apt) comparison, there is an added breathless intensity and intricacy to their instrumentation that calls to mind the likes of Omni or Gang of Four. This is interwoven with indie-pop sensibilities and hooks that are reminiscent of XTC, Television and Modern Lovers, which is driven largely by the surreal and often dry humour that permeate frontman Tom Hawick’s vocals with lyrics that centre around the tropes of modern living.
Speaking about the new material the band says “Everyone knows how it feels to be a little lost or to be stuck in a seemingly inescapable rut. Trials and Tribulations does what it says on the tin really… We get bored when we’re on our own and letting other people into our lives can rescue us from this impending insanity.”
Roxy Girls have gone from strength-to-strength at an astonishing rate and with a vast array of critical acclaim, renowned live shows and their recent signing to Moshi Moshi Records, the new mini-album is a thrilling prospect and a huge statement of intent, which is not to be ignored.
‘A Poverty Of Attention’ out now via Moshi Moshi Records – order HERE