Monday, November 5, 2012
New single from September Girls
Today's news is the first official US release from Ireland's September Girls. Out soon on Matinee Recordings, the Wanting More 7" features the title track A-side and two B-sides. These ladies have graced our pages before, and I expect that they will continue to do so. Their music is excellent, and the vinyl versions always sell out (their April release for Scotland's Soft Power sold out in a week), but this record is available in both vinyl (with a digital download included) and digital-only.
"Wanting More" may cause you vinyl purchasers to wear out the A-side -- girl-group vocals soaring on a retro melody, all swathed in reverb and distortion. The Ronettes never fronted The Jesus and Mary Chain in a recording produced by Phil Spector, but this might give you an idea of what it would have sounded like if they had.
Here is B-side, "Hells Bells" presented in a fun video --
September Girls - Hells Bells from jessie ward on Vimeo.
Someone cleverer than I one described the sound of this five-piece as that of a transistor radio abandoned in a rural cinema. After listening to several releases, I think it is a fair and evocative description. In the second B-Side, September Girls showcase their ability to deliver the noise. This isn't a sweet collection of female singers, this is a rock band.
We look forward to more from Sarah, Lauren, Jessie, Caoimhe, and Paula.