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Roxy Girls Are In The Drink

by Roxy Girls

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Like A Buoy 02:15
In The Drink 02:03
My New Home 02:52


The new EP “Roxy Girls Are In The Drink” was born out of the band not seeing each other for some time and meeting at the height of the UK’s third lockdown without having much idea of what to record. The resulting 4 tracks taken from this recording session are made up of live takes of tracks written in the studio, but despite the circumstances, the new EP finds the band continuing to develop and expand upon what a Roxy Girls song can be.

Influenced in part by albums like XTC’s “Drums and Wires”, the EP sees the band build on their unique and idiosyncratic take on the post-punk format, with crisp polyrhythmic guitar lines that interweave with one another, whilst placing more emphasis on the dynamics led by the drums and bass. It still conveys the same breathless intensity that Roxy Girls have been lauded for in the past, but not at the expense of the band moving towards warmer, more melodically driven songwriting. Whereas the band’s previous release “A Wealth Of Information” saw the band strip back their sound slightly, the new EP sees them strike the balance between frenetic intensity, restraint and fastidious musicianship.

Lyrically, the “Roxy Girls Are In The Drink” is more surreal than previous outings, partly due to the circumstances forced upon the band and general public by the pandemic. However, they still contain that same high-energy and mordacious, dry lyrical humour that frontman Tom Hawick has instilled across all the band’s releases. Speaking about recording the EP Hawick says, “After being sat in front of the tv for much of the last year, the lines between reality and entertainment started to blur, influencing portions of the EP’s lyrical content. ‘In the drink’ came from countless episodes of Takeshi’s castle and ‘My new home’ after too many grand designs.


released August 27, 2021


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