The Windmill presents:
Goat Girl, The Midnight Itch, Honkies, Patrick Lyons
Goat Girl + The Midnight Itch
Entry Requirements: 18+
Join us for a night fundraising for a stop motion animated music documentary about the South London music scene.
Art from various illustrators / painters / designers / photographers will be on display and for sale on the night, as well as tshirts, badges, zines etc.
Poetry from Patrick Lyons. Music from Honkies, Midnight Itch and Goat Girl.
Goat Girl is a special band.
Songs that use subtlety as their main ingredient while remaining disarmingly fierce at every turn. Lyrics that mean everything despite being written down in the most simplistic and non-aggressive way possible… they are an anomaly in the UK music scene as 2016 draws to a draggy close: four people playing guitars, bass and drums who have the ability to make you feel //alive// again.
Goat Girl currently have upwards of 20 completed songs, each one a caustic commentary on the England they’ve grown up in. This week they finally get around to releasing two of them on Rough Trade: ‘Scum’, is as full-on and dead-eyed as British rock music gets, while ‘Country Sleaze’ is a brooding two-chord time capsule that sounds like it’s been beamed over from a Seattle divebar in 1989. Both tracks were recorded purposefully quickly in a no-nonsense north London studio a few weeks ago with fast-rising producer Margo Broom.
All four members of Goat Girl are under 20, but their relative youth isn’t what makes them stand out. Rather, they feel so compelling because of they way they expertly pick through the holes of so-called millennial culture, not to mention the way the media and government are messing with the minds and future plans of an entire generation. They’re truth-tellers, and this is surely the reason why so many people have been leaving Goat Girl gigs open-mouthed recently.
As rare as they are refreshing, the band’s plan from here is simple: get ‘Country Sleaze’ and ‘Scum’ out into the world ASAP, hit the road, and record a debut album that has, as Naima puts it, “spirit, strength and simplicity” at its heart. Savvy and effortlessly inventive, Goat Girl are London in 2017 - and suddenly London feels real again.
The Midnight Itch