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GIRLPOOL confirm debut album ‘Before The World Was Big’ for June 1st via Wichita Recordings

March 9, 2015
 Alice Baxley

Alice Baxley

GIRLPOOL

– DEBUT ALBUM ‘BEFORE THE WORLD WAS BIG’ 

OUT JUNE 1ST ON WICHITA RECORDINGS WORLDWIDE

– SHARE NEW TRACK ‘IDEAL WORLD’

– FESTIVAL DATES INCLUDING BESTIVAL & END OF THE ROAD

“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 are 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.

‘Ideal World’ is the opening track & first single from the band’s debut LP.

 

Girlpool have also announced appearances at Bestival End of the Road festivals, with more UK dates to follow soon.

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/gpoolbeforeThe 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

 

Before The World Was Big artwork:

 

Girlpool UK tour dates: 

 

4 – 6 End of the Road Festival, Dorset UK

10 – 13 – Bestival Festival, Isle of Wight UK

More to be announced soon.

 

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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