Across 19 tracks in 40 minutes, Goat Girl’s debut creates a half-fantasy world out of a very dirty, ugly city reality. In the group’s words: “simply put, it’s an album that comes from growing up in London and the first hand experience of our cities devolution. I wanted to think of it as this place seen not necessarily just through my eyes but someone who can’t get past the abnormalities and strange happenings that exist in our city. I think this gives the freedom lyrically and musically to explore unspoken truths and emotions that we all as humans feel”.
This world is populated by creeps and liars, lovers, dreamers and wonderful lunatics. It’s a very English album – sharp-eyed observations like The Kinks, louche rage like The Slits – but it’s also full of swampy swaggering guitars and Lottie’s filthy drawl. “It wasn’t exactly intentional to have this warped country sound, but I think that was initially what we were all drawn to and inspired by, bands that existed in a lo-fi, dissonant, scratchy context”.