Described by NME this week as “a chance to read the journals of the coolest kids in town”, Girlpool’s debut album Before The World Was Big is released this coming Monday June 1st on Wichita Recordings worldwide.
The band reveal the impossibly catchy live stand out, ‘Cherry Picking’.
Girlpool will be in London for a sold out album launch show at Dalston Roof Park on June 7th, a Rough Trade East instore on the 9th and a show at Electric Ballroom supporting Waxahatchee on the 10th. They return to the UK for a full tour, festivals & headline London show at The Scala in September – details below.
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.
Listen to Cherry Picking:
Before The Wold Was Big track list:
1. Ideal World
2. Dear Nora
3. Before The World Was Big
5. Cherry Picking
6. Magnifying Glass
7. Crowded Stranger
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