Roxy Girls 'A Poverty Attention' LP
A1. Two Dead Nuns
A2. Who Is The Problem?
A4. Trials and Tribulations
A5. Spanners For Hands
A6. Keep Your Head Above Water
A7. Don't End Up (In My Position)
B1. Two Dead Nuns (Live Version)
B2. Who Is The Problem? (Live Version)
B3. Responsibilities (Live Version)
B4. Trials and Tribulations (Live Version)
B5. Spanners For Hands (Live Version)
B6. Keep Your Head Above Water (Live Version)
B7. Don't End Up (In My Position) (Live Version)
** NOTE: Live Tracks exclusive to Vinyl
The new single is taken from the bands’ forthcoming mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’. Recorded with David Brewis of Field Music their new record sees the band expand on previous material, stripping down the post-punk format and remodelling it for current generation. Whilst their vernacular might make The Futureheads an easy (albeit apt) comparison, there is an added breathless intensity and intricacy to their instrumentation that calls to mind the likes of Omni or Gang of Four. This is interwoven with indie-pop sensibilities and hooks that are reminiscent of XTC, Television and Modern Lovers, which is driven largely by the surreal and often dry humour that permeate frontman Tom Hawick’s vocals with lyrics that centre around the tropes of modern living.
Speaking about the new material the band says “Everyone knows how it feels to be a little lost or to be stuck in a seemingly inescapable rut. Trials and Tribulations does what it says on the tin really... We get bored when we're on our own and letting other people into our lives can rescue us from this impending insanity”
Roxy Girls have gone from strength-to-strength at an astonishing rate and with a vast array of critical acclaim, renowned live shows and their recent signing to Moshi Moshi Records, the new single and mini-album is a thrilling prospect and a huge statement of intent, which is not to be ignored.
Catalogue number: MOSHILP94
Label: Moshi Moshi