Goat Girl – On All Fours

An evolution to celebrate.

Label: Rough Trade Records
Released: 29th January 2021

On their self-titled debut album, Goat Girl were already an impressive prospect. Like so many of their class, they’ve always felt like a creative collective – more than just a loosely post-punk flash in the pan, but freer and more organic than your average, infinitely more boring band.

With time to ferment those ideas, second effort ‘On All Fours’ instantly feels like a stronger brew. More expressive and never playing safe, from the warm and woozy tones of opener ‘Pest’ there’s an underlying confidence throughout. Lead single ‘Sad Cowboy’ rattles with infectious brilliance, while ‘Badibaba’ marries global politics with discordant, off-kilter melody. The gloriously titled ‘P.T.S.Tea’ even tells the tale of a spilt hot beverage – showing a sense of fun that still sets Goat Girl apart from more po-faced peers. 

An evolution to celebrate, they’re well on their way to being the greatest their name suggests.

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