Posts Tagged ‘Cannibal Hymns Records’

Our Girl (Credit: Charlotte Patmore)

Brighton trio Our Girl have been among bands to watch especially as Soph Nathan doubles as guitarist in the Big Moon. Live, the three-piece are a blizzard of energy and ideas, with those ideas gradually coming into clearer and clearer contrast. Their new EP ‘Normally’ was recorded over the course of just one day this summer, with the session being overseen by Steve Ansell of Blood Red Shoes.
Its a righteous four-tracker, to be released on November 18th via Cannibal Hymns and it seems to nail some indefinable sense of atmosphere. The video for languid slacker jam ‘No Big Deal’, with its hazy melancholia being contrasted with some underwater visuals. Our Girl’s Soph Nathan explains:
“We wanted to film the video to ‘No Big Deal’ under water to reflect the erratic nature of the song: the sense of not being able to breathe or move as quickly as you need to, like in a bad dream where you can’t get away from something that’s chasing you. We liked the idea that under water there’s a fine line between that kind of claustrophobia and complete tranquillity. You can also create an immense sense of calm under water – the sound of silence when you’re floating, weightless. It’s this sense of volatility that we thought would suit the feeling of the song so well.”

Dream Wife are a trio who are equal parts Brighton, London, Reykjavik and were formed in a rather unlikely manner. Members Rakel Mjöll, Alice Go and Bella Podpadec were studying together at art college in Brighton and decided to form a fake girl band as an art project for a gallery exhibition where they’d star in a fake mockumentary. So they wrote some songs, recorded them and quite liked it, so decided to press on. They’ve now toured all over the place and are signed to indie label Cannibal Hymns.

Dream Wife, all riffs out

Angular guitars, doo-wop inspired harmonies and driving pop melodies. This is Bikini Kill’s power with Grimes’ wondrous melodies and the hooks of Haim, a potent mixture. Why Should I Be Excited? They just write gorgeous, but really odd pop songs, it’s a wonderful combination.

Their new EP EP01 is out now and available here. You can hear the lead-off track ‘Hey Heartbreaker’ below. 

DREAM WIFE EP01 out now via Cannibal Hymns
Limited edition cassette: Members: Dream Wife are Alice, Bella & Rakel


There must be something in the water in Brighton as they seem to be producing new bands faster than we can write about them.

The latest are Our Girl will release their debut single “Sleeper” through Cannibal Hymns on Friday December 11th. The single, which features “Level” on the flipside, is a luscious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs then cut suddenly to beautiful, intimate moments of just guitar and reverb hugged vocals.