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GIRLI "playful feminist DIY pop embodies new era of indie" GUARDIAN
Tipped by many including Dork, the Guardian, Telegraph, and Clash. London’s most unapologetic, Gen-Z popstar GIRLI shares details of her upcoming ‘Hot Mess’ EP. The EP’s title track is available to buy and stream now via PMR - https://GIRLI.lnk.to/HotMessPR - with the full EP landing Tuesday September 26th.
“Hot Mess is about all the times I’ve been talked down to, patronised, told that i should change my songs, my look, my presentation… just because I’m a woman making music and not a guy.” The title track from GIRLI’s ‘Hot Mess’ EP is her rallying cry; a mantra against the patriarchal music industry. “Women are allowed to be loud, to speak their mind, to wear what they want and not be shamed for it, to be taken seriously whatever makeup they have on their faces or however much of their cleavage is showing. This song is my way of saying that!"
The ‘Hot Mess’ EP is a four-track collection of punchy aggro-pop gems. Described by i-D as “one part riot grrrl with a sprinkling of cybergoth on top”, GIRLI’s tongue-in-cheek lyricism paired with future-facing production has caught global attention over the last 12 months. ‘Hot Mess’ is her latest offering since the release of ‘Feel Ok’, a collab between GIRLI and grime legend Lethal Bizzle.
November see's GIRLI back on the road and doing a free show at the Purple Turtle.
With support from Special Guests
GIRLI Soundcloud I am GIRLI, a young London-based singer/rapper/producer making electronic cyber-sugar pop and garage about girls, kids, rebellion and city life. I write, record and perform my own songs. My influences include M.I.A, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Charli XCX, Hannah Diamonds, GFOTY & Alunageorge to name a few and I combine themes of girlish rebellion and teenage dissatisfaction with fresh, urban, electronica sounds to make quirky music with attitude. Both my music and style are heavily influenced by kawaii, 90s trance, K-pop and J-pop and I love experimenting with my voice as an instrument with endless possibilities, also incorporating London child-like spoken-word phrases and half-rap into my songs. I have a very wide vocal range. I have just started at the new Music Industry Academy established by Chase & Status and backed by Universal Music in London, East London Arts and Music. This year I've performed in venues around London solo and as lead singer/guitarist in my previous all female band Ask Martin, during which I have worked with a number of a high profile industry professionals including recording with producer Spider L Johnson, who worked with Estelle, Tinie Tempah and Stevie Wonder; co-produced and recorded a track with Will Kennard from Chase and Status; recorded in L.A with the production partner of rapper Tate Tucker, who worked on the Harlem Shake hit last year, and caught the attention of agents at Primary Talent International, MamaCo and publishers from SONY in London. I am also currently working with the rapper Infecta on several pop tracks for Red Bull Music.
My live shows are exciting and I'm a bundle of energy who loves to shake up the crowd, having gigged at coveted London venues and festivals including at Lovebox Festival 2014 on the Aperol Spritz Social Stage, The 02 Islington Academy, Jazz Cafe Camden, The Garage in Islington as well as having worked with numerous promoters including Mama Group, Hotvox, Symptomatic Presents, Discovery Artists and Absent Kelly. I also recently played on the same bill as members of Earth, Wind and Fire at the Sessions 58 event in Hackney and will shortly be officially releasing new material, including a music video, from my recording sessions in L.A and London.
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