Dublin, County Dublin
Named for a Big Star song as covered by the Bangles, September Girls are Paula on bass and vocals, Sarah on drums, Caoimhe on rhythm guitar and vocals, Lauren on keys and vocals and Jessie on lead guitar and vocals. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Phil Spector, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain, the five-piece play reverb-soaked noise-pop of the finest order, with distant layered harmonies, swirling organ and distorted guitars once described as "sounds from a transistor radio abandoned in a rural cinema."
Having signed with Fortuna Pop, September Girls are due to release their debut album in January, with a single coming in October. They recently released a limited edition tape for Cassette Store Day on 7 September via PINS’ label Haus of Pins, entitled “Ships”. Since the single began streaming via Haus of PINS soundcloud it has received flattering reviews with Pitchfork describing it as “the most thrilling music they've released in their short existence”.
The Haus of PINS cassette is the quintet's fifth in a string of releases since their formation in 2011. They released their debut tape (and 7” vinyl “Green Eyed”) with Soft Power and two subsequent 7” records ('Wanting More' with Matinee in the U.S.A and 'Talking' with Cork based label Art For Blind).