Our Girl

Share New Single “In My Head” – Listen Here

 

Our Girl are gearing up for the release of their eagerly awaiting debut album Stranger Today, out August 17th via Cannibal Hymns, and today they share brilliant new single “In My Head”. The track is a quintessential Our Girl shredder that seamlessly blends Soph Nathan’s harmonies and slow burning guitar riffs, with Lauren Wilson’s drums and Josh Tyler’s pulsating bass.

 

“I wrote this song during a big time of change in my life which informed a lot of the record,” explains Soph. “I was feeling particularly confused and regretful about it all one day and the lyrics just came out in one go. Musically it took a bit longer. The bass and vocals were there from the start so it was just figuring out how to build the rest on top. We gave up on it for a while, and about a year after that we played it in a soundcheck in Leeds without thinking, and it all just came out right! It’s one of our favourites to play live now.” 

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Our Girl

Announce Debut Album Stranger Today out 17th August via Cannibal Hymns

 

Today Our Girl announce their eagerly awaited debut album Stranger Today. The album will be released on August 17th via Cannibal Hymns. To celebrate the album announcement, Our Girl share the music video to their single “I Really Like It”. The band shot the video in their living room, they go on to explain, “given how close to home the lyrics are, we wanted the sentiment of the song to speak for itself, so we shot somewhere personal and familiar – it would seem strange to have it set anywhere else than in our home.” Watch here.

  

At first, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes Our Girl so special, or why the Brighton-formed, London-based trio’s music stands out within a busy crowd of fellow guitar-wielding-types. But if an explanation didn’t jump out when they first emerged with a debut EP of mighty fuzz-soaked songs in November 2016, it surfaces with ‘Stranger Today’, a debut album of personal, emotional juggernauts that could have only been made by these three people: Guitarist / vocalist Soph Nathan, bassist Josh Tyler and drummer Lauren Wilson.

 

Since forming in Nathan and Tyler’s Brighton home four years ago – Wilson joining as a late recruit when she was wowed by a demo of their self-titled debut track, and ‘Stranger Today’’s opener – Our Girl’s members have only had pockets of time to work together. A day booked in a local studio here, a soundcheck there, full-time jobs and other projects meant the three rarely had a concentrated, collective patch. This changed in September 2017, when they stayed in Eve Studios in Stockport for a week, recording with Bill Ryder-Jones. Their week in Stockport became a crucial catalyst for what would follow. Ryder-Jones is a guitar virtuoso himself (“He did stuff neither me or Soph had ever seen anyone do before,” Tyler remarks), and he became an unofficial fourth member of the group.

 

‘Stranger Today’ is a special debut for several reasons: First, because it’s the sound of a band beginning to grasp their own value and place in the world. Secondly, because you can hear the trio’s hunger to finally get in the same room and put to tape years’ worth of scrapbooks, half-finished ideas, and a slowly-forming feel for how their first album would actually sound. “What band isn’t itching to make their debut? But it’s quite frightening, knowing you’re about to do it,” Wilson remembers.

 

The real clincher, however, is Our Girl’s dynamic, and how it plays out across ‘Stranger Today’. Best friends in person, the trio share the same close kinship and chemistry on record. On one side is Nathan’s visceral lyricism, which has a habit of detailing and chipping away at precise moments; the first heart-flutter of a new crush; the moment a long-term friendship begins to ebb away. Around her, Tyler and Wilson’s rhythm section carefully mirrors each feeling Nathan conveys. When she sings pointedly about love (‘I Really Like It’), she’s backed by a major-key afterglow. When the subject turns on its head (‘Josephine’), out steps a wall of taut, earth-shaking noise. They each “serve the song,” in Wilson’s words, moving in sync but with their own personal slant. Not least on the closer ‘Boring’, where all restraint is thrown aside and the trio let out one final, violent thrash. They inhabit a space bigger than the first loves, sleepless nights and growing pains that define this record.

 

Nathan remembers being in Brighton four years ago, shortly after Our Girl formed, and realising, “I was finally in the band I wanted to be in.” Almost half a decade later, and this eureka moment is sewn up on ‘Stranger Today’. It’s the sound of three friends totally at ease in their own space, discontent with being anywhere else; a vibrant document of what it’s like to be young, invigorated and amongst people who feel the same.

 

Tour dates:

22 May: Moth Club, London

25 – 27 May: Dot to Dot Festival

9 June: 53 degrees Festival, Hull

6 July: Eurockneennes Festival, France

19 Sept: Chapel Arts, Bath
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20 Sept: QEH Southbank. London++

21 Sept: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
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22 Sept: The Artschool, Glasgow++

23 Sept: Dancehouse, Manchester++

++Bill Ryder-Jones support

Our Girl

Share New Single “I Really Like It”, Out Via Cannibal Hymns Now – Listen HERE

 

Our Girl are excited to share their brilliant new single “I Really Like It”. The track was written by frontwoman Soph Nathan and she explains, "It’s one of our newest songs. I was initially quite nervous to share it because it feels quite different to the others. I’d never written about love in this way before. It has the inevitable moments of craziness and longing that can come with falling in love, but mainly it’s just a really happy song." Listen here.

 

The trio - who formed in Brighton but are now London-based - made a return earlier this year with their self-titled single “Our Girl”, it was their first release since their debut EP came out in November 2016. Our Girl began the recording of their debut album in September last year with Bill Ryder-Jones. “Our Girl” and “I Really Like It” are the first taste of those album sessions and showcases the band at their very best.

 

This year Our Girl made their stateside debut at Austin’s SXSW, which was followed by a sold out headline show at St Pancras Old Church and a UK tour with The Magic Gang. Our Girl will headline London’s Moth Club in May and play several Summer festivals. 

OUR GIRL

Share New Single “Our Girl”, Out Via Cannibal Hymns Now

Announce Headline London Show at Moth Club

 

Our Girl announce their brand new single “Our Girl”. It’s the first single since they released their self-titled debut EP in November 2016. Soph Nathan explains, "Our Girl was the first song I ever wrote, the first song we played together, and the first demo we ever recorded and shared with people. We ended up naming the band after it! So this song feels like the perfect re-introduction to everything we’ve got coming.” 

The trio, who formed in Brighton but are now London-based, began the recording of their debut album in September 2017 with Bill Ryder-Jones (The Wytches, Hooton Tennis Club). “Our Girl” is the first taste of those album sessions, a driving, melodic tour de force that showcases Our Girl at their very best.

Our Girl are capable of switching from stark tenderness to pulverising noise in a flash. Nathan’s honest, personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals.

Yesterday the band headed out on the DIY Class of 2018 tour with Pale Waves which runs through to March before their debut performance stateside at Austin’s SXSW and then they support The Magic Gang. See all dates below.

 

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OUR GIRL

SHARE NEW TRACK ‘NO BIG DEAL'

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
 

‘NORMALLY’ EP OUT ON NOVEMBER 18TH THROUGH CANNIBAL HYMNS

 

Today, Brighton trio Our Girl share new track No Big Deal. The track is taken from their debut EP. The four track EP titledNormally will be released through Cannibal Hymns on Friday 18th November.

The EP, the follow up to their debut single Sleeper, was recorded in the Summer in one day with Steve Ansell of Blood Red Shoes. The track listing of the EP is as follows:

1.     Being Around

2.     No Big Deal

3.     Whatever

4.     Two Life

“Lots of the songs are about emotional distance - not knowing what someone else is thinking, and how that can make you feel crazy. It can cloud my judgment to the point that shrugging it off as indifference is the easiest thing to do. Although it still reflects those feelings of self-doubt, Being Around is probably the most hopeful song on the EP. It focuses on the positivity in the relationships I have, and the gratitude and care I have towards those people for being who they are, and being there for me in the way they are,” explains frontwoman and guitarist Soph Nathan. Nathan's honest and personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals.

Our Girl have shared the stage with the likes of Sunflower Bean, The Wytches, and Dream Wife and head out in support of The Japanese House later this year. See full list of dates below.

October 26th - Scala, London w/ Twin Peaks

October 31st - Birmingham 02 Institute 3 w/ The Japanese House

November 4th - Leeds Wardrobe w/ The Japanese House

November 7th - Heaven, London w/ The Japanese House

Our Girl are: Soph Nathan (vocals and guitar), Josh Tyler (bass) and Lauren Wilson (drums).

04/10/16 OUR GIRL ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP

ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF ‘NORMALLY’ EP
OUT ON NOVEMBER 18TH THROUGH CANNIBAL HYMNS
 
LISTEN TO LEAD TRACK ‘BEING AROUND’ HERE ON MELOGRAPHIC
The EP, the follow up to their debut single Sleeper, was recorded in the Summer in one day with Steve Ansell of Blood Red Shoes. The track listing of the EP is as follows:

1.     Being Around
2.     No Big Deal
3.     Whatever
4.     Two Life

Lots of the songs are about emotional distance - not knowing what someone else is thinking, and how that can make you feel crazy. It can cloud my judgment to the point that shrugging it off as indifference is the easiest thing to do. Although it still reflects those feelings of self-doubt, Being Around is probably the most hopeful song on the EP. It focuses on the positivity in the relationships I have, and the gratitude and care I have towards those people for being who they are, and being there for me in the way they are,” explains frontwoman and guitarist Soph Nathan. Nathan's honest and personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals.
 

Our Girl have shared the stage with the likes of Sunflower Bean, The Wytches, and Dream Wife and head out in support of The Japanese House later this year. See full list of dates below.

October 15th - Roundhouse Rising, London.
October 26th - Scala, London w/ Twin Peaks
October 31st - Birmingham 02 Institute 3 w/ The Japanese House
November 4th - Leeds Wardrobe w/ The Japanese House
November 7th - Heaven, London w/ The Japanese House

 
Our Girl are: Soph Nathan (vocals and guitar), Josh Tyler (bass) and Lauren Wilson (drums).

 

 
 
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