News

GIRLPOOL new video for punchy 40 sec track ‘Magnifying Glass’. Biggest UK tour to date in September!‏

June 25, 2015

77dcad69-559d-4927-8b55-67f35d9c375c

GIRLPOOL

– NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MAGNIFYING GLASS’
– UK TOUR IN SEPTEMBER
– DEBUT ALBUM ‘BEFORE THE WORLD WAS BIG’
OUT NOW ON WICHITA RECORDINGS

“Girlpool are an unstoppable force” – **** DIY
“It’s big & it’s fearless” – 8.5/10, Crack Magazine
“Introspective, diaristic songs that make a virtue of their simplicity” – **** Uncut
“Girlpool are testament to the fact that you can be precise and heartfelt at the same time” – **** The Skinny
“A record that will make you wanna hug your pals and never let them go” – 8/10, Drowned in Sound
“This brilliant half-hour of punky Americana is a chance to read the journals of the coolest kids in town.” – 8/10, NME
The emotional gravity carried by its brevity and simplicity, a quantum leap from last year’s self-titled EP, is nothing less than astounding.” – 9/10, The Line of Best Fit
“Sharp, penetrating personal insight” – MOJO
“Bristles with the crackling, wistful energy of change and approaching adulthood.” – LA Times 
“It almost doesn’t matter what they’re singing about. The sound of their voices together contains it all.” – NY Times 
“Raw, minimal, yet emotionally fierce… loaded with moments of offhand intimacy and caustic wit.” – Rolling Stone 
 “Somewhere between their formation and now, Tividad and Tucker have divined the starry-eyed power of the purest indie-pop” – 7.8, Pitchfork

Earlier this month Girlpool celebrated the release of their debut album ‘Before The World Was Big’ (out now on Wichita) with a series of packed out London launch shows.

Before they return for an appearance at End of the Road Festival and their biggest UK headline tour to date, including a show at London’s Scala, the duo have shared a new video for ‘Magnifying Glass’.

Clocking in at just 40 seconds long, ‘Magnifying Glass’ is a perfect example of the natty & poignant songs that have won Girlpool fans the world over. In less than a minute & armed only with 2 guitars, they convey more sentiment & conviction than most bands do in a whole album. The equally punchy accompanying video was directed by Craig Scheihing.

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.

Girlpool European tour dates: 

September
4 – Bristol @ Exchange (w/ Quarterbacks)
5 – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
8 – Manchester @ Deaf Institute (w/ Quarterbacks)
9 – Glasgow @ Broadcast (w/ Quarterbacks)
10 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club (w/ Quarterbacks)
11 – Birmingham @ Hare And Hounds (w/ Quarterbacks)
12 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
14 – Brighton @ The Hope (w/ Nai Harvest)
15 – London @ Scala (w/ Nai Harvest)
16 – Paris @ Point Ephemere (w/ Stephen Steinbrink)
18- Cologne @ King Georg (w/ Stephen Steinbrink)
20 – Incubate Festival, Tilberg, Netherlands
21 – Berlin @ Monarch (w/ Stephen Steinbrink)
23 – Hamburg @ Reeperbahn Festival

Links:

Live Outside videos
Before The World Was Big video
Chinatown video
Ideal World on YouTube
Things Are OK Documentary
Girlpool on Soundcloud
Girlpool Facebook
Girlpool Twitter

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.