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Roxy Girls share new single ‘Spanners For Hands’ | New mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’ out 6th September 2019 via Moshi Moshi Records

August 8, 2019
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Roxy Girls share new single
‘Spanners For Hands’

New mini-album
‘A Poverty Of Attention’ out 6th September 2019 via Moshi Moshi Records

Sunderland post-punk 4-piece Roxy Girls have shared their new single ‘Spanners For Hands’. Having recently signed to Moshi Moshi Records, the single is taken from the bands’ forthcoming mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’, which is due out 6th September.

Fresh, fruity, robust and rebellious- Roxy Girls will win you over. They create fun, inventive orchestrations- honest, raw and harmonious.

The last six months have seen Roxy Girls light up their homeland with the recent release of their new single ‘Trials and Tribulations’, which has been playlisted on Radio X whilst also earning plaudits from the likes of BBC 6 Music (inc. sessions for Marc Riley & Tom Robinson), BBC Radio 1, Clash, Gigwise, So Young, tmrwPaste and more. Similarly, 2019 has seen the band play a number of shows across the UK earning a reputation for their angular and intoxicatingly idiosyncratic live performances supporting the likes of The Murder CapitalDrahla, Du Blonde, Flamingods, The Rhythm Method, Crocodiles, Mush, Duds, Thee MVPS and more.

Both singles are taken from the bands’ forthcoming mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’. Recorded with David Brewis of Field Music their new record sees the band expand on previous material, stripping down the post-punk format and remodelling it for current generation. Whilst their vernacular might make The Futureheads an easy (albeit apt) comparison, there is an added breathless intensity and intricacy to their instrumentation that calls to mind the likes of Omni or Gang of Four. This is interwoven with indie-pop sensibilities and hooks that are reminiscent of XTC, Television and Modern Lovers, which is driven largely by the surreal and often dry humour that permeate frontman Tom Hawick’s vocals with lyrics that centre around the tropes of modern living.

Speaking about the new material the band says “Everyone knows how it feels to be a little lost or to be stuck in a seemingly inescapable rut. Trials and Tribulations does what it says on the tin really… We get bored when we’re on our own and letting other people into our lives can rescue us from this impending insanity.”

Roxy Girls have gone from strength-to-strength at an astonishing rate and with a vast array of critical acclaim, renowned live shows and their recent signing to Moshi Moshi Records, the new single and mini-album is a thrilling prospect and a huge statement of intent, which is not to be ignored.

‘A Poverty Of Attention’ is due out 6th September 2019 via Moshi Moshi Records. Pre-order HERE

The band will also play the following dates across the summer. With further shows TBA.

12th Aug ~ The Chameleon, Nottingham w/Nov3l
23rd Aug ~ The Old Blue Last, London w/Beachtape
26th Aug ~ Head of Steam, Newcastle w/ Pottery
24th Sept ~ Our release gig at Sebright

Roxy Girls
‘A Poverty Of Attention’

6th September 2019
Moshi Moshi Records

1.      Two Dead Nuns
2.      Who Is The Problem?
3.      Responsibilities
4.      Trials and Tribulations
5.      Spanners For Hands
6.      Keep Your Head Above Water
7.      Don’t End Up (In My Position)

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