11 Oct 2016

Goat Girl / Country Sleaze/Scum (single review)


Goat Girl have emerged out of nowhere over the past couple of weeks to bag support slots with Yak, Girl Band, Parquet Courts, and The Fall, and have done so before the release of their debut single, double A-side Country Sleaze/Scum. But now that both tracks from the song have been unveiled, I think we can all agree that the promoters that booked the four piece are one step ahead of the game. Both tracks are raucous, guitar rock dirges, that give off the same vibe as fellow South London filth-rockers Fat White Family.

Country Sleaze is exactly what it says on the tin; a Cramps-style two minute punch of sleazy rock and roll filth, where the singer sounds like a particularly hoarse Courtney Love. Goat Girl have all the elements of a brilliant garage rock band in play, and this is only the first song they've put out.


Scum is a politically charged number that doesn't pack the same punch as the other track, but still fits the bill as a perfect nugget of dirty, dirty garage rock, and instead is satisfying for it's own distinct grimey, greasy tones and lethargic vocal delivery.

Goat Girl are the latest South London band to bring the noise back to the capital, and with their first single they're already seemingly a real force to reckon with.