Goat Girl

Goat Girl

2018

This album was released 14 weeks ago.

76% ±11% 15 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Salty Sounds
2 Burn the Stake
3 Creep
4 Viper Fish
5 A Swamp Dog's Tale
6 Cracker Drool
7 Slowly Reclines
8 The Man with No Heart or Brain
9 Moonlit Monkey
10 The Man
11 Lay Down
12 I Don't Care Pt. 1
13 Hank's Theme
14 I Don't Care Pt. 2
15 Throw Me a Bone
16 Dance of Dirty Leftovers
17 Little Liar
18 Country Sleaze
19 Tomorrow
Rating Source
76% 4WIM Rating
100% DIY Magazine It’s ambitious and uncompromising, in both structure and content; rather than spoonfeeding, Goat Girl demand more from their listeners and provide more in tandem.
80% The Line of Best Fit Read any piece online about South Londoners Goat Girl and it’s almost certain to be followed by a comments section full of people unable to let go of their past.
80% New Musical Express Wonky, weird and resolutely DIY, South London’s Goat Girl make the kind of ragged, jagged music that’s at once spookily ominous and utterly exhilarating.
80% The Guardian With a debut album due this year, Goat Girl are an aloof, raw proposition – ready to turn indie music on its head and rip its guts out.
80% Pop Matters Over the course of Goat Girl, the band throws punch after punch, laying out blunt takedowns of city façades and the slimy characters that creep in their shadows.
80% The Skinny The band honour the good of the city and shine a spotlight on the bad, not unlike Daniele Luppi’s 2017 album Milano – a conflicted meditation upon 1980s Milan.
80% Soundblab Whether Goat Girl continues tunneling out the same labyrinthine warren they have started here, like The Fall did for forty years, or they surface and explore new paths, they are off to an auspicious beginning.  By not just stepping into the mire, but willingly writhing around in it, Goat Girl are exploding myths and molds that, sadly, continually need to be shattered.
80% Clash There are comparisons be made to peers such as PINS (‘The Man’) and HMLTD (‘Cracker Drool’), but largely Goat Girl retain a dishevelled identity all of their own.
80% Drowned in Sound Hailing from South London with a moniker inspired by one of Bill Hicks' most controversial (some might say grotesque) characters, Goat Girl don't beat about the bush when it comes to making their intentions clear.
75% Under the Radar Magazine Their debut album is at once challenging and concise, finding a satisfying middle ground between bitterness and sweetness with a mix of gothic punk and confrontational politics.
70% Loud & Quiet They put pen to paper with Rough Trade the day after the European Union referendum, which marred what otherwise would have been a celebratory day, and they’ve channeled their anger into ‘Goat Girl’, which is scored through with scathing commentary on everything from Brexit to prejudice, to the slow decay of the band’s hometown.
70% No Ripcord It’s full of songs that slink by in odd fashions and time signatures, a great inversion of assumptions.
69% Earbuddy It’s not particularly the lyrics (though the sexual nature of some songs might cause some to blush).
60% Music OMH First albums by guitar bands tend not to come out in the wake of much hype these days, but as these things go in 2018 Goat Girl have built up quite a sense of expectation for their debut.
50% Exclaim! Music