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Nearly three years after their self-titled debut, Goat Girl return with their sophomore record, “On All Fours”. In the time between albums, the London group have matured in their approach to music making; for On All Fours, the band collectively collaborated on song writing, often switching instruments and exploring new sonic territory. Lead singles “Sad Cowboy” and “The Crack” are exciting new examples of Goat Girl’s growth.

Goat Girl’s new album On All Fours was produced by Dan Carey (Kae Tempest, Black Midi and Franz Ferdinand) in South London in early 2020. This new record sees the band veer away from the confrontational lyricism of their debut and indicates Goat Girl’s maturing perspectives in discussing the world’s injustices and social prejudices, using the music to explore global, humanitarian, environmental and mindful well being. Goat Girl’s frequent use of sci-fi synthesisers, off-beat chord progressions, analogue drum machines, diverse vocal styles and distinct, gritty guitars fuse a musical language that expresses both former characteristics and newer developments of the band’s sound and vision On All Fours.

For their follow-up to their very good 2018 debut LP, UK group Goat Girl once again worked with producer Dan Carey. Where their first was a rough-and-ragged, guitar-centric record, though, On All Fours adds synthesizers to the mix which, on the singles shared so far, brings bounce to Goat Girl’s swaggering sound.

Released on January 29th

Goat Girl’s “The Crack” video is a surreal embrace of nature

British indie band Goat Girl will kick off 2021 with a brand new album, “On All Fours”. We have already heard lead single “Sad Cowboy” and today brings the arrival of its follow-up, “The Crack.”

Produced by Dan Carey, “The Crack” is written from the perspective of someone starting a new life on a planet free from the problems and injustices facing the one we currently share. The whirl of synths and buzzing guitars remain a constant from the band’s 2018 debut but there’s a new found space and authority to Goat Girl on “The Crack” as they look increasingly outwards in their songwriting. Naturally, for a song about our close relationship with our climate, the band headed to the shore to film “The Crack” video. All four members of the group, plus a selection of dancers, donned the wild outfits you can see below in an effort to portray a journey through a land lost to time.

Speaking about the new song, lead vocalist L.E.D. told us “‘The Crack’ emerged from an imagined post-apocalyptic world whereby people flee into space for a new life on an unruined planet, as the result of the pillaging of Earth. This song transformed from a simple electronic demo with synth bass and electronic drums, to the embellished version that it is now. For recording, we kept it in the family, enlisting Lottie’s Dad Nic Pendlebury to play viola and our good friend Charlie Loane to play trumpet on the chorus, further expanding the collaborative feel of the track. The music video made by Lottie’s sister, Molly Pendlebury, was filmed over two days at Botany Bay, where we shuffled barefoot across the beautifully rugged landscape. The masks and costumes made by Molly really add a surreal edge and a comical undertone to the video.”

On All Fours is out on January 29th via Rough Trade Records.

As long ago as couple years ago, the idiosyncratic UK four-piece Goat Girl released their promising self-titled debut album, and today they’re announcing its follow-up, which will be released next year. They once again teamed up with producer Dan Carey for the album, which is being introduced with lead single “Sad Cowboy,” which starts out as synthy and gliding and builds to something more rickety and off-kilter. “Sad Cowboy centres around the idea of losing a grip on reality and how often this can happen,” the band’s Clottie Cream” said in a statement. “When you’re within a world that constantly makes you feel as though your living out a really bad dream, disillusionment is inevitable.”

The South London outfit return with a brand new single, About the album as a whole, Rough Trade notes that it sees the group “veer away from the confrontational lyricism of their debut and indicates Goat Girl’s maturing perspectives in discussing the world’s injustices and social prejudices, using the music to explore global, humanitarian, environmental and mindful wellbeing.”

Official video by Goat Girl performing ‘Sad Cowboy’ – taken from forthcoming album ‘On All Fours’ the album (out 29th Jan 2021) via Rough Trade Records.