Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Indietracks interview #9: September Girls
September Girls are a five piece girl group hailing from Dublin City, playing fuzzy and reverb-soaked garage pop with heaps of harmonies layered underneath. They've been described as "sounds from a transistor radio abandoned in a rural cinema" and "radiant noise pop of the finest order, guitars distorted, verses simple and catchy and drums energetic". Their limited-edition cassette "Wanting More / Secret Lovers" has just been released on Soft Power Records, but be quick as it's possibly already sold out! Jessie and Paul joined us for a quick chat...
Hi, tell us a little bit about September Girls - how do you know each other and how would you describe your songs?
We were all friends for years before we started playing music together. Our songs are inspired by boys and the summer and haunted houses. Four of us sing and our voices are pretty girly so we try and make the rest of the music as dirty as possible.
Tell us about the new single and any more future releases
Our tape has just come out on Soft Power Records - a cassingle in fact! We're going into the studio this month to record some songs. Hopefully we'll have a few 7inches ready by the time we get to Indietracks.
Is Dublin a supportive place for fuzzy garage pop?
We've got a nice little group of friends and bands and clubs we play with, luckily most of the Dublin music scene is supportive no matter the style.
Is this your first trip to the UK as a band? Any plans to turn it into a tour?
We played a few nights in London in February and had such a great time we decided we had to come back. We're definitely planning on UK dates around the time of the festival.
Tell us about any unusual place you've played gigs in the past...
We've only been gigging with this band since November, but even in that time we've played a burger bar as well as a tiki-themed shop.
Do any band members have any particular skills, hobbies or claims to fame you wish to share?
We're all pretty good at 90s hip-hop dancing. Caoimhe was the singer in a toy shop ad!
What's going to be on your compilation tapes as you travel down to Indietracks?
Stuff like Shannon & the Clams, The Byrds, Hunx and his Punx, MBV, The Sonics, JAMC, Ty Segall....Air Supply.
What can people expect from the September Girls show at Indietracks?
Fuzzed up pop songs, with embarrassing in between song banter. We are useless at talking, yet never seem to learn, and spend a large portion of our shows going "um......yeah.....so.............this is a..........nother..........song?"