Off the back of their powerhouse showcases at BIGSOUND 2022, Brisbane / Gold Coast-based indie-rock outfit Girl and Girl are today unveiling their highly anticipated sophomore EP â€˜Divorceâ€™, ahead of their national headline tour.
Intriguing fans and critics alike with their unapologetic indie-rock flair, exhilarating stage presence and bold lyrical chops, Girl and Girl are delivering an emotionally sincere six-track experience in â€˜Divorceâ€™, which is a culmination of the bandâ€™s increasing sophistication, both sonically and personally.
â€œâ€˜Divorceâ€™ is a maturing of the Girl and Girl sound, taking the themes, lyrics and music more seriously,â€ frontman Kai James explains. â€œOur debut was a bit of a caricature of teenage Kai, poking fun and mocking the experiences of a late teenage boy, whereas divorce tackles themes much more honestly. My folks divorce and the years that followed truly were some of the most difficult times of my life, and from it came the man I am today. I wanted to pay homage to those trials and tribulations, I wanted little Kai to feel seen and heard.â€
Including groove-laden fan favourite Dance Now, the nostalgic longing of Garden Song and the pure slow-dancing intensity of recent single Divorce 2, the EP is unveiling three unheard songs, from decadent swelling opener Divorce 1 to toe-tapping romper Strangers and riff-rampant I See A Man.
Recorded at Swanpond Studios in Boonah and mixed by frequent collaborator Alistair Richardson (Clea, Zefereli, The Cairos), â€˜Divorceâ€™ is making history as the debut record pressed by Suitcase Records, the first Meanjin record press plant in 40 years – available HERE.
Having recently won the coveted Gold Coast Music Prize at the GCMAâ€™s and garnering ample attention as one of the must-see BIGSOUND 2022 acts, Girl and Girl are set to own the stage during their upcoming national â€˜Divorce Tourâ€™, with unparallelled panache and rollicking rock realism. Tickets are on sale now – HERE.
GIRL AND GIRL TOUR DATES
September 23 | Eleven Dive Bar, Sunshine Coast
September 30 | Bonny Hills Tavern, Port Macquarie
October 1 | Wickham Hotel, Newcastle
October 8 | The Retreat, Melbourne
October 14 | The Rails, Byron Bay
October 22 | Vic On The Park, Sydney
October 23 | Y&O Sundays @ North Gong Hotel, Wollongong
October 28 | Creepshow Festival @ The Zoo, Brisbane
October 29 | Creepshow Festival @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
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