PETROL GIRLS announce UK Tour

March 14, 2017

PETROL GIRLS announce UK Tour

Open call for video submissions for ‘Touch Me Again’

they’ve constructed a liberating scream against “conservative attitudes,”” – CRACK

“it’s on fire from start to finish.” – Upset Magazine (4/5)

“a bloody furious ten-track barrage.” – DORK (4/5)

“Post-hardcore quartet kick sexism in the nuts on ballsy debut.” – Kerrang! (KKKK)

savage vitriol directed at capitalism, greed and ignorance.” – The Independent

“Breathtaking.” – NARC (4/5)

Petrol Girls’ Ren Aldridge “cannot wait to come back over to the UK, see friends and have a proper good shout.” The band will hit the road in March and April, with several newly-announced headline shows, festival appearances and a stint supporting Strike Anywhere. Ren elaborates “I’m definitely not the only one feeling a bit overwhelmed by the state of politics right now, and touring always ends up being a great way of meeting people to rage, dance, hug and organise with. We’re also collecting phone video submissions to put together a video for our song Touch Me Again, which grew out of the demo chant “MY BODY MY CHOICE” and seems to be something we’ll be shouting a lot more given the escalating political attacks on women, wombs and marginalised bodies in general.” 

On the 29th March, Ren will also perform solo at the book launch for ‘Nasty Women’, a book project which she contributed to. Tickets available here with further info here.

Petrol Girls released their debut album ‘Talk of Violence’ via Bomber Music on 18th November, 2016. Caustic and pertinent, Petrol Girls’ live show has to be seen in the flesh to really be experienced. The band combine manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies. Influenced by Refused, White Lung, Bikini Kill, Fugazi, RVIVR, Propagandhi, At The Drive-In and War On Women, Petrol Girls have sculpted a sound and a performance that is not only explosive, but highly detailed and raucous. They identify as a feminist band and draw on personal experiences to challenge and ridicule sexism, as well as exploring wider political themes, such as alienation, mental health and the current anti-austerity movement. Sometimes desperate and sometimes defiant.

Thurs, 16        UK, Newport, Le Pub – TICKETS
Fri, 17             UK, Guildford, The Boileroom – TICKETS
Sat, 18            UK, Bristol, The Exchange – Fishstock
Sun, 19           UK, Newcastle, Think Tank Underground – TICKETS
Mon, 20          UK, Glasgow, The Garage Attic Bar
Tue, 21           UK, Leeds, Brudenell Games Room – TICKETS
Weds, 22        UK, York, Dusk – EVENT
Fri, 24             UK, Birmingham, Subside – Free entry show
Sat, 25            UK, London, Stagshead Hoxton, Everything Sucks w The Exhausts and Slab City. – EVENT
Fri, 21             UK, Manchester, Manchester Punk Festival
Sat, 22            UK, Bristol, The Exchange *with Strike Anywhere
Sun, 23           UK, London, The Underworld *with Strike Anywhere
Mon, 24          UK, Exeter, Cavern *with Strike Anywhere
Tue, 25           Netherlands, Utrecht, Ekko *with Strike Anywhere
Wed, 26          Germany, Hamburg, Hafenklang *with Strike Anywhere
Thu, 27           Germany, Zwiesel, Juz *with Strike Anywhere (Sold out)
Fri, 28             Germany, Saarwellingen, Flexibel *with Strike Anywhere
Sat, 29             Belgium, Meerhout, Groezrock
Wed, 3            France, Paris, Supersonic – Free entry show
Fri, 5               Germany, Dortmund, Visions Party
6-8                   UK, Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
8-11                 Slovenia, Tolmin, Punk Rock Holiday
10-13               UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Fair


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