Welcome to Spotlight – a feature where we take an artist, old or new but often overlooked, and place them on a metaphorical pedestal. This week we have a very promising trio, hailing from the UK’s current indie capital Brighton.
Yet another promising and talented artist to arise from Brighton, UK, are indie outfit Our Girl. Made up of Soph Nathan (vocals, guitar), Josh Tyler (bass) and Lauren Wilson (drums), the trio are currently signed to Cannibal Hymns and prepping the release of their debut long-player. Nathan also takes part in her other project The Big Moon, who released their debut LP earlier this year.
Our Girl first released music back in 2015, taking the form of double-single ‘Sleeper / Level’. Following this, they released their debut-EP ‘Normally’ last year. So, only a handful of tracks in the wild at the moment, yet there’s more than enough to grab your attention (and curiosity).
FOR FANS OF…
- The Big Moon
- Wolf Alice
- Beach House
- Ty Segall
Our Girl are a pop group at heart, with all the scuzz and grit of a grunge outfit. Their debut EP ‘Normally’ offers a short but sweet look into the group’s initial offerings, with ‘Being Around’ being the standout cut. Already arena-ready, Nathan’s vocal performance and the surrounding ethereal melodies lend to the craft of a fine lead single for any debut material.
‘No Big Deal’ channels the spontaneity of Nirvana with its outbursts of distorted guitar and dirty, grunge feel. What Our Girl manage to finely balance, is the squeaky clean with the downright dirty. Nathan’s vocals are often borderline-shoegaze, an obvious stylistic influence, with distorted guitars to offer a stark, attractive contrast.
Fan of Ty Segall? Well, check out Our Girl’s groggy spin on his hit ‘Sad Fuzz’ below.
CATCH THEM LIVE
Our Girl will appear at Leeds’ This Must Be The Place festival on August 26. You can also catch their headline show at London’s Lexington on September 13.