PRE-RELEASE: Goth Girl – VENUS GRRRLS review

“VENUS GRRRLS release powerhouse single, ‘Goth Girl’, delving into the outlandish stereotypes associated with Goth Culture and Witchcraft. Opening with a build of tension between the vocals and drums, the song explodes into a full-frontal, unmerciful chorus that will linger in your head for days”. 

By Law Emilia

VENUS GRRRLS release powerhouse single, ‘Goth Girl’, delving into the outlandish stereotypes associated with Goth Culture and Witchcraft. Opening with a build of tension between the vocals and drums, the song explodes into a full-frontal, unmerciful chorus that will linger in your head for days. If you haven’t already heard of VENUS GRRRLS, you’re missing out.

The Leeds based riot grrrls never fail to wow me, and Goth Girl is no exception to this. VENUS GRRRLS are a powerful band of powerful women. Vocalist GK offers up powerful vocals, Gabby, Grace, Hannah and Jess all provide powerful instrumentals… not to mention the powerful lyrics behind every one of their songs. So it’s no surprise that Goth Girl is just as spectacular and well… powerful.

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‘Goth Girl is most definitely a story, there is a running order to it. It begins painting a picture of two friends hanging out, who eventually realise their struggles for their choice of clothes and makeup. It’s no surprise to those that know us that it was Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill that glued all of VENUS GRRRLS together when we first met. My favourite thing about that song was the upmost appreciation it had for women, the idea of empowering each other and holding each other up high. I was thinking about this when writing the lyrics to Goth Girl, I wanted there to be this figure in it that I could bond with. The idea of borrowing each other’s shoes and listening to music together felt comforting, but I quickly began to think about the strange and unique stereotypes people associate with alt/goth people. There are still struggles and strange interpretations of counter-culture, e.g. Witches/Goths ‘hexing’ people, but currently Goth has come more into fashion than it used to be, which is fine. Albeit, I imagine it to be difficult for those who were treated unfairly in the past to accept this, just because something was less socially acceptable at the time. The rest of the song went from there, considering all of these different ideas and feelings. It just got us thinking about how fickle society is, and how it’s always ready to point the finger at something new. Goth Girl clings to all of these notions, and most definitely is an ode to our younger selves.’

Lead singer, GK (SOURCE: Press Pack)

Beginning with pleasant lyrics about sharing shoes and aspiring to look cool before evolving into a more elaborate story, Goth Girl explores the prejudice and stereotypes Goth Culture is subject to. Musically it has VENUS GRRRLS signature rock sound, which I can best describe as fiercely angelic. With a tame first verse that explodes into the catchy and magnificent chorus, Goth Girl is the kind of song that you’ll be happy to have stuck in your head all day. Goth Girl isn’t out yet, but until the 22nd January you can always listen to VENUS GRRRLS’ debut EP Wicked Things on repeat. But when Goth Girl is released, I’m sure you’ll all be as impressed by both the song, and the band themselves as I am.

‘LEEDS QUEENS OF RIOT ARE FAST, FURIOUS AND FANTASTIC’

– THIS FEELING 

SOCIALS & CONTACT 

bob@monomythrecords.info // contact@venusgrrrls.com

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