It's time to meet Leeds/London duo Kamikaze Girls, a brand new duo from Leeds intent on putting the spotlight on mental health issues via their own brand of lo-fi riot grrrl influenced punk.
Releasing their new single 'Stitches' today (29th July), you can check out the video below, and the duo will also be heading out on tour this August on select Ireland dates with Belfast emo punks Apartments and UK dates with Dublin indie pop quintet The Winter Passing.
Since 2014 the Riot Grrrl duo, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson, have used music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health, whilst KG’s sound is an amalgamation of their own pop sensibilities and 90s Riot Grrrl, citing the likes of Bikini Kill, L7 and Sleater Kinney as their main inspiration.
Their forthcoming long-awaited debut EP Sad perfectly marries their noisy, effervescent tendencies and their strong sense of principle. Livingstone’s lyrics speak honestly and openly about everything from anxiety and depression to addiction - it’s the way in which Livingstone’s raw lyrics permeate and shine through the songs so strikingly that make the band stand apart.
This pair are a band unafraid to lay their insecurities bare for all of the world to see, and they’re inviting you to join them.
Their debut EP Sad will be released on 2nd September through Bearded Punk Records (UK/EU) and Wiretap Records (US) and is available to pre-order now at: www.itsokaytobesad.com
Kamikaze Girls 2016 Live Dates:
12th August - Green Door Store – Brighton
18th August - Hangar, Dublin - Ireland w/ Apartments
19th August - The Stormy Tea Cup, Limerick - Ireland w/ Apartments
26th August - The Hope & Ruin, Brighton w/ The Winter Passing
27th August – Manchfest - The Star & Garter – Manchester
28th August - The Cricketers, Kingston w/ The Winter Passing
29th August - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (Red Room) w/ The Winter Passing
23rd September - DIY Space for London – London
24th September - The Key Club – Leeds
1st October - Southsea Fest - Portsmouth
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