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Kamikaze Girls Seafoam

Kamikaze Girls

Seafoam

Big Scary Monsters Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Leeds based duo Kamikaze Girls released their debut album, Seafoam, a few days ago on June 9th, the album, which follows on from last years critically acclaimed Sad EP, has been issued via Big Scary Monsters Records in Europe and Wiretap Records in North America. The album marks a shift away from the Sad EP, whilst Seafoam maintains their commitment to political and social change, it demonstrates a broader range of musical influences and styles that doesn’t diminish the impact of their brutally honest and personal lyrics, rather it makes the new album feel somehow more focused and accessible, and this is important for a band whose message is one that I think needs be heard.

Seafoam kicks off with the dark and haunting One Young Man that segues into the intense Berlin, this was the lead single from the album and you can see why it was chosen as the track to grab your attention. There seems to be a more confrontational attitude to the songs, a change that is exemplified on the intense KG Goes To The Pub, a track that challenges attitudes and stereotypes with an enviable level of venom and fury, but this is counterbalanced by tracks that display a greater level of subtlety and harmony. Tracks like the superb Unhealthy Love channel northern post punk influences whilst still lyrically packing as much of a punch, I Don’t Want To Be Sad Forever comes across as a manifesto for much needed change before the bonus track, Anxious, lays bare the realities of managing mental health issues.

From the start it’s clear that a lot has changed since the release of their Sad EP last year, Kamikaze Girls sound like a band whose confidence has grown and their mix of punk, riot grrrl, shoegaze and post punk gives them a unique place in the British punk scene. Whilst the Sad EP sounded like an act of catharthis, Seafoam in comparison comes across as coming from a more hopeful place, issues are still confronted, a change of perspective doesn’t mean that Kamikaze Girls have in anyway abandoned their principles or the attitude that lies at the heart of the band, this just sounds like they have come to terms with the past and are now focused on confronting the future head on.

You can order the digital release of Seafoam here and physical formats can be purchased here (EU) and here (US)

Kamikaze Girls Release ‘Seafoam’ Album

Kamikaze Girls SeafoamSeafoam is the full length follow up to Kamikaze Girls acclaimed debut EP, Sad. Exploring wider musical influences from shoegaze, fuzz-pop and the heavier side of the genre spectrum they call home, Seafoam is a record that feels like a weight being lifted and a focused, sharpened quill being shifted to new targets. Kamikaze Girls are set to play a series of festivals in Europe this summer, including 2000 Trees and Truck Festival, and are confirmed to play FEST 16 in Florida this October, the duo is currently out on a UK co-headline tour with Nervus.

Seafoam can be ordered here (EU) and here (US)

Kamikaze Girls Release ‘Deathcap’ Video And Confirm UK Tour

Kamikaze Girls Nervus Tour May 17Straight off the back of a run of dates supporting Gnarwolves and a ferocious set at The Great Escape Festival, Leeds duo Kamikaze Girls have now revealed the video for Deathcap. The release of the video comes ahead of a further run of tour dates with Nervus and UK festival appearances over the summer, and the track is the latest to be taken from their upcoming debut full-length, Seafoam, that is due for release on the 9th June via Big Scary Monsters Records (UK) and Wiretap Records (US).

Seafoam can be pre-ordered here (UK) and here (US)

You can view the video for the track Deathcap, and Kamikaze Girls tour dates, below Read More…

Kamikaze Girls Reveal Video For ‘Berlin’

Kamikaze Girls SeafoamKamikaze Girls are set to release their forthcoming debut album Seafoam on the 9th June 2017 and the band have now released Berlin, the first single from the album. The Leeds-based duo are joining Gnarwolves on their forthcoming May 2017 UK tour alongside Rough Hands and Thrownups. The band will also be on tour in June with Watford indie-punks Nervus as well as a string of festival appearances.

Seafoam can be pre-ordered here

The video for Berlin, and Kamikaze Girls tour dates, can be viewed below Read More…

Kamikaze Girls Announce UK Tour With Gnarwolves

Kamikaze Girls SeafoamLeeds-based duo Kamikaze Girls have announced they will add to their increasingly busy live schedule for this year as they join Gnarwolves on their forthcoming May 2017 UK tour alongside Rough Hands and Thrownups. The band also recently revealed a stint of June 2017 UK tour dates with Watford indie-punks Nervus as well as a string of festival appearances including The Great Escape, 2000 Trees and Truck Festival to name just a few. Kamikaze Girls are set to release their forthcoming debut album Seafoam on the 9th June 2017.

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Kamikaze Girls To Release ‘Seafoam’ Album

Kamikaze Girls SeafoamKamikaze Girls will release their forthcoming debut album, Seafoam, on 9th June 2017 via Big Scary Monsters Records in the UK and Wiretap Records in the US. Alongside the news, the band have revealed a June 2017 UK tour with Watford indie punks Nervus as well as a string of festival appearances including The Great Escape, 2000 Trees and Truck Festival.

Seafoam can be pre-ordered here (UK) and here (US)

You can view the video for the track Berlin, and Kamikaze Girls tour dates, below Read More…

Wiretap Records Release Latest Charity Compilation for ACLU

Wiretap Attention Feb 17Wiretap Records latest ATTENTION! Charity Compilation is now available to download for Pay What You Want donation, 100% of proceeds after Bandcamp Fees will be donated to the ACLU. It features thirty great tracks from Del Paxton, Regarde, Kamikaze Girls, Super American, Ducking Punches, I’m Fine, Cold Wrecks, Spanish Love Songs, Daydream, The Exquisites, Pinned in Place, Get Married, Low Speech, Odd Robot, Pseudo, Accidente, Movies About Animals, Great Apes, Leveless, Geometers, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Southpaw, Cables & Arms, Nights Like Thieves, The Offseason, Sixteen Scandals, Old Notes, Iris Jupiter, Skoundrel and more. Over the next four years Wiretap Records will continue to release ATTENTION! compilations and will be donating 100% of proceeds to the ACLU.

You can down load the latest ATTENTION! compilation and donate to the ACLU here

Wiretap Records Release ‘Attention’ Compilation

wiretap-recordsThe Wiretap Records Attention Fall 2016 Compilation is live, it features tracks from Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Talk Show Host, Surf Dads, Blowout, Casual Friday, Kamikaze Girls, Same – Band, Get Married, Daydream, Turnaways, Letdown, The Brass Action, Hot Knife, Fourth And Long, Caskitt, Facial, Awkward Age, Lilac Daze, Fossil Youth, No Better, Just Friends, Cedar Spring Motel, Prince Daddy And The Hyena, Forfeit, Stay Wild, Arkless, Sibling, Fox Wound, Spanish Love Songs and Layden And The Lion. Stream it all day long or Pay What You Want for thirty solid tracks. If you discover at least one new band from this comp, the label will have reached their goal. Go support the bands individually, buy their entire album, buy their merch, buy from their store, but also support the indie label that put out the record. 

You can stream and download the Wiretap Records Compilation here 

Kamikaze Girls Sad

Kamikaze Girls

Sad

Bearded Punk Records
By

Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Kamikaze Girls are a UK based duo that is comprised of Lucinda Livingstone, guitars and vocals, and Conor Dawson, drums, that has been in existence since 2014. They have been touring Europe and the USA alongside many well known acts, including Muncie Girls, Pup, The Menzingers and Modern Baseball, all the while building a solid fanbase, now with Sad they have released their eagerly awaited debut release.

Challenging attitudes and stereotypes has been an element of punk since day one, Kamikaze Girls use their music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health and gender inequality. Musically they are rooted in the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990’s, Kamikaze Girls play a fuzzed up discordant take on punk that alternates between aggression and mellow tones, the vocals mirror this approach, Lucinda Livingstone alternates between a deadpan breathless delivery and screams of anguish, which is appropriate given the subject matter they cover. Kamikaze Girls have stated that their aim is to show strength and solidarity with others suffering mental heath issues and to eradicate gender stereotypes in music, worthy ambitions that are backed up with an impressive vitriolic wall of noise that sounds like it was more than the product of just a duo.
 
Sad is an honest and open EP that discusses subjects that are still considered taboo, or are glossed over and ignored by mainstream media, and for that alone they are worthy of your attention, but there’s more to them than just their lyrical content. The music is a discordant fuzzy noise that recalls the likes of Bikini Kill in their prime, if you’re a fan of Riot Grrrl or socially aware punk rock then the Kamikaze Girls debut EP will be something you should investigate. Sad is a grass roots DIY EP whose message says some of the things that need saying.
 
The Kamikaze Girls Sad EP can be ordered here
 

Kamikaze Girls Streams Full EP

Kamikaze GirlsUK’s up-and-coming grungy punk act Kamikaze Girls is streaming their recently released, debut 5-track debut EP Sad.  It’s released through Punktastic and can be found here.
 
Listen to the full disc here.

Interview: Kamikaze Girls

Kamikaze GirlsKamikaze Girls is a UK based two piece who play a unique blend of punk with ingredients from all kinds of genres. The songs often have poppy choruses but they’re emotional, raw and noisy in their own way. The love singer/guitarist Lucinda Livingstone has for fuzzy noises and guitar pedals is no stranger to this sound. Their debut EP Sad is one to watch out for and will be released through Wiretap Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (Europe) in September. Thematically it tackles issues of mental health the band has struggled with in the past: “We wrote it when we weren’t having a very nice time and every time we play it we feel better about it” says Livingstone. We had a chat with Kamikaze Girls’ Lucinda Livingstone and Conor Dawson about their upcoming release, Riot Grrrl and how it was like to play the Fest for the first time. Read More…

Kamikaze Girls

Kamikaze Girls

Lucinda Livingstone & Conor Dawson

Wiretap Records & Bearded Punk Records
By on August, 16th 2016 at Brakrock Ecofest, Belgium

 

 
Kamikaze Girls is a UK based two piece who play a unique blend of punk with ingredients from all kinds of genres. The songs often have poppy choruses but they’re emotional, raw and noisy in their own way. The love singer/guitarist Lucinda Livingstone has for fuzzy noises and guitar pedals is no stranger to this sound. Their debut EP Sad is one to watch out for and will be released through Wiretap Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (Europe) in September. Thematically it tackles issues of mental health the band has struggled with in the past: “We wrote it when we weren’t having a very nice time and every time we play it we feel better about it” says Livingstone. We had a chat with Kamikaze Girls’ Lucinda Livingstone and Conor Dawson about their upcoming release, Riot Grrrl and how it was like to play the Fest for the first time.

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Kamikaze Girls Release Video ‘Ladyfuzz’

 
Kamikaze GirlsUK’s up-and-coming grungy punk act Kamikaze Girls launched a new video for the single Ladyfuzz. The song will be on their forthcoming 5-track debut EP Sad. Ladyfuzz is a metaphor for a period in the life of singer Lucinda Livingston when she was struggling with her mental health. The song features the typical fuzzy sound the band is known for, as well as some poppy elements. The video was shot in Livingston‘s childhood bedroom and the surrounding area. It’s released through Punktastic and can be found here.
 
The upcoming debut EP of the band can be still be pre-ordered here (North America) or here (Europe).