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GIRLPOOL confirm new UK shows & share title track from forthcoming debut album ‘Before The World Was Big’ (June 1st, Wichita)‏

April 16, 2015
Alice Baxley

Alice Baxley

GIRLPOOL

– SHARE TITLE TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

– LONDON RELEASE SHOWS CONFIRMED

– ALBUM ‘BEFORE THE WORLD WAS BIG’
OUT JUNE 1ST ON WICHITA RECORDINGS WORLDWIDE

“If rebellion had a sound, I imagine it would end up sounding a lot like Girlpool… It’s punk in the best sense of the word: fresh, raw, and uncompromising.” – Stereogum
“A minimalist approach to writing urgent, non-conformist and catchy tunes” – The Independent
“An arresting combination” – The Guardian
“Armed with just two guitars, the duo reel you in with seriously catchy hooks and achieve more depth with these songs than any drum kit ever could.” – NME 
“It’s brilliant.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Snarling, quick-witted one-liners are Girlpool’s absolute forte, along with a minimal, as-the-crow-flies approach to writing that wastes no time hitting on each vital melody.” – DIY
“Fever-pitch vocals, lo-fidelity guitar, and endless cool” – Pitchfork

Philadelphia by way of Los Angeles duo, Girlpool recently announced that they’ll be following up their critically acclaimed self-titled EP with the release of their debut album, Before The World Was Big on June 1st via Wichita Recordings.

Today they share the album’s title track & confirm more UK shows for around the record’s release. The UK shows include a headline gig at Dalston Roof Gardens & a Waxahatchee support, in addition to the previously announced festival appearances.

‘Before The World Was Big’ showcases the stripped back, raw compositions & candid lyrics that have charmed crowds & made the duo the toast of both SXSW and CMJ. Proof that great music doesn’t need to be complicated.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Girlpool is a Philadelphia based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). The two met at Los Angeles DIY venue the Smell and quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Cleo and Harmony use this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable and powerful lyrics.

After releasing their self-titled EP, Girlpool relocated to Philadelphia at the end of 2014 looking for change of pace and scenery. There they recorded their debut LP, Before The World Was Big, with Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin’). Before The World Was Big explores the concepts of growth, friendship, and the interaction between identity and environment. The introspective-punk duo captures growing pains and existential quandaries with a honest and true intention.

Before the World Was Big can be pre-ordered at http://smarturl.it/gpoolbefore. The pre-order includes an instant grat download of Ideal World via iTunes and the pre-order bundle on the Wichita store includes signed poster.

Before The Wold Was Big track list:

1. Ideal World
2. Dear Nora
3. Before The World Was Big
4. Chinatown
5. Cherry Picking
6. Magnifying Glass
7. Crowded Stranger
8. Pretty
9. Emily
10. I Like That You Can See It

Girlpool tour dates: 

April
24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
29 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
May
1 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
2 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
3 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
8 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen *
9 – Detroit, MI @ UFO *
10 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
11 – Montreal,  QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *
12 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House *
13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
14 – East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum *
June
1 – Los Angeles @ Eagle Rock
7 – London UK @ Dalston Roof Gardens https://billetto.co.uk/events/girlpool-3
10 – London UK @ Electric Ballrom * www.seetickets.com/event/waxahatchee/electric-ballroom/845134
July
7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Brooklyn w/Alex G
August
8 + 9 – Atlanta @ Wrecking Ball Festival
September
4 – 6 End of the Road Festival, Dorset UK
10 – 13 – Bestival Festival, Isle of Wight UK
* w/ Waxahatchee

Links:

Before The World Was Big pre-order link
Chinatown iTunes link
‘Cut Your Bangs’ in session for NME
Girlpool tour documentary
Blah Blah Blah video
Plants & Worms video
Girlpool on Soundcloud
Girlpool Facebook
Girlpool Twitter

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