Debut US release for five-piece girl group from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in September 2011, the band plays reverb soaked noise pop of the finest order, with distant layered harmonies, swirling organ and distorted guitars once described as “sounds from a transistor radio abandoned in a rural cinema.”
The debut September Girls release—a limited cassette single for Glasgow’s Soft Power Records in April 2012—sold out worldwide within a week. The girls spent the summer recording new songs and playing dates across the UK including a lauded performance at the prestigious Indietracks Festival. Autumn sees the band return to the UK for more shows alongside the release of a trio of 7 inch EPs with Soft Power Records in Scotland, Matinée Recordings in California, and Art For Blind Records in Ireland.
The Matinée single features the incredibly catchy lead track ‘Wanting More’ which originally appeared on the Soft Power cassette in demo form. The song has classic girl group vocals, majestic harmonies, chiming guitars, a haze of keyboards, and pounding drums all positively drenched in reverb. With its refrain of “take me back to where the summer lasts forever” it is the ideal opener for an EP released by a label basking in the year-round California sunshine.
The EP features two more superb songs on the B-side. ‘Hells Bells’ is an infectious 60s pop hit combining fuzzy guitars, thundering drums, haunting organ, and swirling melodies to create a hypnotic masterpiece of reverberation. It’s the perfect soundtrack for bikini-clad girls with beehive hairdos dancing like maniacs around a bonfire on the beach. Closing track ‘Man Chats’ is two minutes of sublime noisy pop, with a primitive rhythm, assaulting guitars, and cavernous vocals that add an extra dose of intrigue and suspense to the EP.
Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on milky clear vinyl, this is the ultimate in garage pop perfection and another smash hit for the Matinée discography.
Tracklist: Wanting More / Hells Bells / Man Chats
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