London quintet Chemtrails share new single "Headless Pin Up Girl", new EP out May 12

London quintet Chemtrails share new single "Headless Pin Up Girl", new EP out May 12

PNKSLM presents:

Chemtrails – “Headless Pin Up Girl”

From the new EP Headless Pin Up Girl, out May 12 via PNKSLM Recordings

Listen to and embed “Headless Pin Up Girl”

Listen to “Headless Pin Up Girl” via Spotify // Apple Music // Deezer // Tidal // YouTube

Listen to “Deranged” via Spotify // Apple Music // Deezer // Tidal // YouTube

Listen to Love in Toxic Wasteland EP via Spotify // Apple Music // Deezer // Tidal // Bandcamp

Listen, pre-order and embed via Bandcamp

As premiered on Stereogum

Live at The Old Blue Last in London on April 22 w/ Hater + Terror Watts


Mia Lust on “Headless Pin Up Girl”:

“Headless Pin Up Girl is a song I actually wrote a few years ago, and the last song I wrote before deciding to come out as transgender and begin transition. The title was inspired by online crossdressing forums I used to visit, which had a lot of pictures of people dressed up all pretty and femme, but with their heads out of shot to hide their identities. The songs says as much as I could possibly say at the time without just stating the fact that I’m trans, but it could equally well be about anyone that knows the feeling of not being able to be themselves, or anyone that has kept secrets out of shame and embarrassment.”

“Over breezy harmonies and chilled out guitar parts, Lust’s lyrics highlight the dichotomy between being told you can be anything you want and yet still feeling confined and misunderstood by friends, all of which served to broadly describe Lust’s eventual decision to come out as transgender and begin transitioning.” Stereogum


About Chemtrails

Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the London quintet Chemtrails, led by the musical and romantic partnership of Mia Lust and Laura Orlova. After their debut live show at Trans Pride festival in Brighton, and sharing a few demos on online early last year (which quickly picked up praise from the likes of Elvis Depressedly frontman Mat Cothran) Chemtrails introduced themselves with the debut single “Aeons” in late September last year before their debut hometown gig as part of PNKSLM’s Slime Ball weekender.

In December they released the debut EP Love in Toxic Wasteland following praise from ex DIY, The Line of Best Fit, GoldFlakePaint, Amazing Radio, The Le Sigh and KEXP, and on May 12th their second EP Headless Pin Up Girl is set to arrive via PNKSLM Recordings, with lead single “Deranged” leading the way. Chemtrails are also currently working on their upcoming debut LP, which is tentatively scheduled for this fall.

Chemtrails is Mia Lust (vocals, guitar), Laura Orlova (vocals, guitar), Laura Sumner (vocals, bass), Ian Jubb (keyboard) and Sam Nuebär (drums). All songs written and produced by Mia Lust.

Headless Pin Up Girl EP:

1. Headless Pin Up Girl

2. Most Of What They Pour On Me Is Scorn

3. Killer Bees

4. Deranged

5. Digitalis

6. Forever Watching The Skies


Press for Chemtrails

“Powering through words of confusion and dismay with an forceful elation, “Deranged” is a storm of resolution purpose crafted for cutting loose and fancy free.” The Line of Best Fit

“brimming with post-apocalyptic themes not unlike the current U.S. political climate”The Le Sigh

“the end of the world has never sounded so good”The Line of Best Fit

“one of the autumn’s most promising arrivals”GoldFlakePaint

“produces the kind of buzz that levitates above your skin, and transports you out of your headspace, even if for just a few minutes”The Grey Estates 


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