Support comes from Lo-Fi, psychedelic garage rockers CHEMTRAILS with a spattering of Salford punk from Deco regulars SWINE and dark guitar riffs and animated drums from newcomers to Manchester, DEH-YEY, to open, this is shaping up to be an epic night.
The last two years has seen Roxy Girls light up their homeland with the release of their critically acclaimed mini-album’s “A Poverty of Attention” and “A Wealth of Information”, earning plaudits from the likes of BBC 6 Music (inc. sessions for Marc Riley & Tom Robinson), BBC Radio 1, NME, DIY, Clash, Radio X and more.
Late-2019 saw the band play a number of shows across the UK earning a reputation for their angular and intoxicating live performances supporting the likes of The M**der Capital, Drahla, Du Blonde, Flamingods, The Rhythm Method, Crocodiles, Duds, Thee MVPS and more.
Influenced in part by albums like XTC’s “Drums and Wires”, the EP sees the band build on their unique and idiosyncratic take on the post-punk format, with crisp polyrhythmic guitar lines that interweave with one another, whilst placing more emphasis on the dynamics led by the drums and bass. The new EP strikes an effective balance between frenetic intensity, restraint and fastidious musicianship.
Lyrically, the “Roxy Girls Are in The Drink” is more surreal than previous outings, partly due to the circumstances forced upon the band and the general public by the pandemic. However, they still contain that same high-energy and mordacious, dry lyrical humour that frontman Tom Hawick has instilled across all the band’s releases.
Despite the situation thrust upon the band, the new EP sees Roxy Girls once again find a very natural evolution of a sound that has become completely their own. “Roxy Girls Are in The Drink” sees the band taking a big leap forward in terms of their songwriting ability, and the EP stands as a blistering statement of what is yet to come from the band as they continue to push the boundaries of what they are capable of – lockdown or not.
a raucous thing where spiralling guitars and impassioned vocals collide"
"one of the UK underground’s most exciting new bands" - Gigwise
"it's dished up in even shorter, sharper, more frenetic bursts than even the 'Heads would attempt in their prime" - DIY
"With a nimble post-punk riff, a gyrating groove and frontman Tom Hawick’s talky chirp, Roxy Girls chronicle the quest to remain unfazed by the monotonous daily grind " - Paste
"ultra-dry guitar lines, all sharp angles and savage twists." - CLASH
"a tune to swing from the rafters to" - The i
"the grit of the late 70’s with a precision that can only be the result of relentless rehearsals and revisions." – tmrw
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, M4 1LE Manchester, UK, Manchester, United Kingdom