Golden Grrrls – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – April 3rd, 2013

Golden Grrrls

Golden Grrrls

Sea Lions, What Next?, Slonk Donkerson

Wed, April 3, 2013

8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Golden Grrrls
Golden Grrrls
Glasgow's Golden Grrrls are Eilidh Rodgers, Ruari MacLean and Rachel Aggs. What began as bedroom guitar experimentation soon bloomed into a fully-formed pop language inspired by the 80s New Zealand and Australian indie pop scenes, DIY punk and Glasgow's own rich pop history (think The Vaselines, The Pastels). Drummer Eilidh Rodgers' inventive, loose-cannon drumming and lead vocals have framed MacLean's baritone from the beginning, with newest member Rachel Aggs (also of Trash Kit) bringing an effortless melodic sensibility on guitar and backing vocals. Golden Grrrls’ first releases exemplified the lo-fi aesthetic they came from. Now long sold out, the two previous 7”s on Night School married the roughed-up recording dynamic with a boisterous, inventive melodic sense that has blossomed further on this, their self-titled debut LP.



For Golden Grrrls the band has written eleven perfect songs about life's realities dressed in three-part harmonies, heart-tugging changes and a playing style derived from punk and classic crash-pop enthusiasm. Like contemporaries Twerps and Sea Lions, they've joined a storied lineage of pop essentialists such as The Clean, The Bats and The Feelies -- bands who eschew complexity for concision and never sacrifice melody to mere primitivism. Each chord, beat and vocal line is perfectly placed, essential and simply has to exist as it is in its moment in time.



With all three members singing throughout, the harmonies and guitar lines interweaving, there’s a warmth in every song that adds to the poignant punch of the album as a whole. Opener ‘New Pop’ is a blast of breakneck spiked power pop while "Think Of The Ways" is a sweetly melancholic song that plays MacLean and Rodgers’ vocals against each other. "Take Your Time" and "Date It" are a punked-up indie pop gems, while album closer "We’ve Got…" is the catchiest 'anthem’ you’ll hear from a band that would be repulsed at the idea of writing anthems.
Sea Lions
Sea Lions
SEA LIONS, it seems, at this point need no introduction. PTP faves since their birth as a band back in 2005 (when the lads were still teenagers), and now touring the world by storm on the heels of their first hit LP on Slumberland, and in preparation for what promises to be an even bigger second. (Trust me here, I've already heard the breathtaking demos!)
What Next?
Slonk Donkerson
Slonk Donkerson
"[Slonk Donkerson is] three smart-alecs recently busting out in the Brooklyn scene and while their hilarious name and penchant for 80's hard-rock chugging distortion sometimes reads as downright silliness, their lyrics and song-writing reveal a deep complexity and certain intelligence.... It's these deep emotions playing out behind funny allusions to Mary Hartmanand To Catch A Predator that perfectly encapsulate Slonk's penchant for turning humor into a trojan horse full of real feels." -- Noisey

"Slonk Donkerson's name screams apathy, but its hook-filled, fuzz-bathed indie-rock tunes—a good bet for Cloud Nothings fans—send a different message. There's real promise in the band's latest EP, Watching Every Channel at Once." - Time Out New York
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/