Girlpool add London Scala show & share new video. Debut album out June 1st!‏

May 19, 2015
Alice Baxley

Alice Baxley


“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

With 2 weeks until the release of their hotly tipped debut album ‘Before The World Was Big’ (June 1st, Wichita Recordings), GIRLPOOL have added more UK live dates & shared a new video for the record’s title track.

The duo’s previously announced album release show at Dalston Roof Park is now sold out & will be accompanied by an appearance at Rough Trade East followed by a Waxahatchee support slot at Electric Ballroom on June 10th. They have also added a Scala headline show to their September European run. Full dates below.

Speaking of the new video for the album’s title track, director Allyssa Yohana said:

I wanted to put Cleo and Harmony in a space of complete childhood wonderment—Coney Island—and let their pure love shine through. There are few things as special as love for your best pal, and it was an honor to document their universe, and to invite others into that universe, too.”


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 Ticket & album pre-order bundles will be available at

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 European tour dates: 

7 – London UK @ Dalston Roof Gardens SOLD OUT
9 – London UK @ Rough Trade East
10 – London UK @ Electric Ballroom w/ Waxahatchee

4 – Bristol @ Exchange
6 – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
8 – Manchester @ Deaf Institute
9 – Glasgow @ Broadcast
10 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
11 – Birmingham @ Hare And Hounds
12 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
14 – Brighton @ The Hope
15 – London @ Scala

16 – Paris @ Point Ephemere
18- Cologne @ King Georg
20 – Incubate Festival, Tilberg, Netherlands
21 – Berlin @ Monarch
23 – Hamburg @ Reeperbahn Festival


Before The World Was Big pre-order link
Girlpool on Soundcloud
Girlpool Facebook
Girlpool Twitter

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