Today’s new music spotlight is on Stranger Girl.
Line-up: Melissa Douglas (vocals/guitar), Joe Perry (bass), Harvey Dent (lead guitar) and James Bush (drums)
About: Stranger Girl are an indie pop band based in Brighton, taking inspiration from the likes of Blondie and The Strokes with quirky female vocals and vibrant melodies over shimmering guitar arrangements. Having only emerged in early 2017, the band are already developing a unique sound, with their single ‘Thinking Down’ being featured on Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’ playlist. Stranger Girl have also made a splash as part of the Brighton music scene with regular slots at popular local venues, alongside features in blogs and newspapers including The Argus. The group have recently been recording with producer Nick Tauber and have just released ‘Wasting’, the first single in a series of songs coming out this year.
What Hidden Herd say: Stranger Girl’s scruffy guitar-pop anthems are a thing to cherish, pairing the hooks of Blondie’s poppier output with the ramshackle allure of noughties NYC garage rock. Nothing fits this description better than new single ‘Wasting’, a sun-bleached jam that may well be the exuberant soundtrack to your summer.
For fans of: The Strokes, Blondie, Catfish And The Bottlemen
Thursday 25th April – Brighton @ Green Door Store
Latest track: ‘Wasting’