Five-piece girl band September Girls has just hit our radar and we’re in love. Caolmhe, Jessie, Lauren, Paula and Sarah aren’t just effortlessly cool and stylish – they make damn good music too. And big high fives to any band that names itself after a Bangles song.
Describing their music as ‘fuzzy garage pop’, these Dubliners are heavily influenced by the 60s – in particular anything produced by Phil Spector, whose wall of sound they try to recreate through sheer noise. Eerie shoegaze vocals and distorted guitars are all in place, while Sarah Grimes’s killer drumming adds a slice of power-pop that recalls The Runaways.
Style-wise, the 60′s influence is there again: blunt fringes, fedoras, cropped leather jackets, leopard print and lashings of liquid eyeliner. The September Girls are one cool girl gang, one we’d like to be a part of.
Now signed to Fortuna Pop, the girls are due to release their debut album in January but if you can’t wait until then, catch them at the Waiting Room on October 18th.
Keep up with the September Girls on their Facebook page.