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London band Goat Girl announce debut LP, playing NYC & SXSW (listen to 2 songs)

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Nearly two years on from their debut 7″, South London quartet Goat Girl will release their self-titled debut album, produced by Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, Kate Tempest, TOY), on April 6 via Rough Trade. “Simply put, it’s an album that comes from growing up in London and the first-hand experience of our city’s devolution,” say the band. “We wanted to think of it as this place seen not necessarily just through our eyes, but someone who can’t get past the abnormalities and strange happenings that exist in our city. We think this gives the freedom lyrically and musically to explore unspoken truths and emotions that we all as humans feel.” While they come from the same scene as Fat White Family and Shame, their sound recalls The Kinks by way of early-’80s Rough Trade acts like The Fall and The Raincoats. The video for new single “The Man” tips its hat to Beatlemania and you can watch that, along with the video for “Cracker Drool,” below.

Goat Girl will be visiting the U.S. for the first time this spring to play SXSW. On their way home they’ll stop in NYC for a show at Union Pool on March 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, along with album art and tracklist, below.

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Goat Girl tracklist:
1. Salty Sounds (interlude)
2. Burn the Stake
3. Creep
4. Viper Fish
5. A Swamp Dogs Tale (interlude)
6. Cracker Drool
7. Slowly Reactions
8. The Man with No Heart & Brain
9. Moonlight Monkey (interlude)
10. The Man
11. Lay Down
12. I Don’t Care Part 1
13. Hanks Theme (interlude)
14. I Don’t Care Part 2
15. Throw Me A Bone
16. Dance On Dirty Leftovers (interlude)
17. Little Liar
18. Country Sleaze
19. Tomorrow

Goat Girl – 2018 Tour Dates
March 12-18th Austin @ SXSW
March 20th Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
March 31st Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
April 1st Cardiff, UK @ Goes Pop
April 9th Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
April 10th Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
April 12th Liverpool, UK @ Magnet
April 13th Dublin, IE @ Grand Social
April 14th Sheffield, UK @ Picture House
April 16th Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
April 17th London, UK @ Garage
April 19th Leicester, UK @ The Cookie
April 20th Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
April 21st Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
May 5th Hebden Bridge, UK @ Trades Club
August 16-19th Brecon Beacons @ Green Man Festival

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