BPREVIEW: Gaygirl @ The Sunflower Lounge 30.06.19

Words by Ed King

On Sunday 30th June, Gaygirl come to The Sunflower Lounge – with support from (SKETCH), Modern Comforts, and P.E.T.

Doors open at 7:30pm, with tickets priced at £6 (+bf) – as presented by Indie Midlands. For direct gig info, including venue details and links to online ticket sales, click here.

Performing in Birmingham as part of their 14 date tour, Gaygirl take a Sunday night saunter through the second city before heading up, down, and along the UK – ending up in Portsmouth on 20th July. On the road since the start of June, Gaygirl have been traversing taverns and music clubs across the county promoting their latest single, ‘Hair’.

Released on 14th June this year through the Hoxton honed club night turned record label, Permanent Creeps, ‘Hair’ is laconic dark rock pop lament to the delusion of self-love (or the self-love of the deluded). More vocal focused that Gaygirl’s previous 2019 release, the guitar twisting noise fest (and fantastically illustrated) ‘Sick Note’ – ‘Hair’ puts Bex Morrison’s vocals firmly at the helm of this bluesy cry of angst Vs self-analysis.

An indulgent strut through the hallowed halls of our own self-worth, ‘Hair’ is an immediately seductive single – one which Line of Best Fit described as ‘noisy yet delicate, and at once intense and shoegazey’ and lesser journalists would pad out with references to Polly Jean Harvey… damn it.

But considering Morrison’s first ever gig was a Britney Spears concert (and apparently not for the last time either) she’s probably got her own muse in mind. Anyway, always best to check these things out live to be sure – and you’ve a few dates left to choose from until the summer starts to fade. Although if the title of this publcation means anything to you then we’d suggest The Sunflower Lounge on Sunday 30th June.

‘Hair’ – Gaygirl

Gaygirl play at The Sunflower Lounge on Sunday 30th June, with support from (SKETCH), Modern Comforts, and P.E.T – as presented by Indie Midlands. For direct gig info and links to online ticket sales, visit www.thesunflowerlounge.com/event/gaygirl-sketch-modern-comforts

For more on Gaygirl, visit www.gaygirl.band

For more on (SKETCH), visit www.sketchband.com
For more Modern Comforts, visit www.moderncomforts.co.uk
For more P.E.T, visit www.facebook.com/petbanduk

For more from Indie Midlands, including further event listings and stories from the region’s indie and alternative music scene, visit www.indiemidlands.com

For more on The Sunflower Lounge, including venue details and further event listings, visit www.thesunflowerlounge.com

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