Today, Sunderland post-punk 4-piece Roxy Girls have shared their new single ‘Get Up (Seize The Day)’. The single is the second to be taken from their much-anticipated new EP ‘A Wealth Of Information’, which is due out tomorrow via Moshi Moshi Records.

Speaking about the new single, the band says, “Get Up (Seize The Day) shares a message that is equally as important to our lives as to everyone else’s. People overthink and feel that some days their peers would do better without their presence, but often all it takes is that one footstep out of bed towards that first sip of shitty instant coffee to lay the foundation for a new, brighter day.”


The last year has seen Roxy Girls light up their homeland with the release of their critically acclaimed debut mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’, which earned plaudits from the likes of BBC 6 Music (inc. sessions for Marc Riley & Tom Robinson), BBC Radio 1, NME, DIY, Gigwise, So Young, tmrw, Paste, Radio X and more. Similarly, late-2019 saw the band play a number of shows across the UK earning a reputation for their angular and intoxicating live performances supporting the likes of Omni, The Futureheads, Nov3l, Pottery, Vant, Girl Ray, The Murder Capital, Drahla, Du Blonde, Flamingods and The Rhythm Method, as well as playing DIY’s Hello 2020 showcase at the turn of the year.

‘A Wealth Of Information’ sees Roxy Girls expand on their unique and idiosyncratic take on the post-punk format. Whilst the band still conveys the same breathless intensity and intricacy in their instrumentation, the new material also finds them developing on their stripped-back sound and experimenting with warmer and more densely structured dynamics. Whereas ‘A Poverty Of Attention’ introduced Roxy Girls high-energy and mordacious lyrical humour to the world, ‘A Wealth Of Information’ exemplifies a more considered insight to the band. Whilst the musicianship is still largely rooted in hook-driven indie-rock territory, the new EP shows a very natural evolution of a sound that has become completely their own.

 

Speaking about the new EP, Tom Hawick (frontman) says, “A progression in musicianship and technicality, A Wealth Of Information takes A Poverty Of Attention and flips it on its head. Focusing on the tropes of 21st century living and the mundanity that comes with it, these songs focus on themes that have, in one way or another, affected each mortal modern human life.”

With the announcement of the new EP and the band hoping to play further shows as soon as possible, Roxy Girls show no signs of slowing as they continue on their rapid upwards trajectory. For the long-term fans this EP is a clear display of bands thirst to adapt and transform, and for those who are hearing them for the first time, there could be no better moment to find them.

 

Roxy Girls
‘A Wealth Of Information’

Moshi Moshi Records

1. Dirtier
2. Commands
3. You Have To Waste Your Time
4. Poor Cow
5. The Droid
6. All Talk
7. Get Up (Seize The Day)

 

“a raucous thing where spiralling guitars and impassioned vocals collide”
– NME

“it’s dished up in even shorter, sharper, more frenetic bursts than even the ‘Heads would attempt in their prime” – DIY

“With a nimble post-punk riff, a gyrating groove and frontman Tom Hawick’s talky chirp, Roxy Girls chronicle the quest to remain unfazed by the monotonous daily grind ”  Paste

“ultra-dry guitar lines, all sharp angles and savage twists.” – CLASH

“one of the UK underground’s most exciting new bands” – Gigwise

“a tune to swing from the rafters to” – The i

“the grit of the late 70’s with a precision that can only be the result of relentless rehearsals and revisions.” – tmrw

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