EP will be announced together with "Boy In Blue" June 14th
With EP number one just out and an elusive run of shows at South By South West festival (where they were the talk of the town) under their belt, just ahead of a packed fesitval summer including shows at The Great Escape Festival, Roskilde, Bergenfest or Reeperbahn Festival, Swedish break out act Girl Scout is preparing the release of their second EP
During the release of their debut EP Real Life Human Garbage, the quartet managed to get their name on many people's hot lists, both critic's and listener's alike. NME, DORK, Under The Radar and more tipped them as ones to watch 2023, others augur them the same shooting star career as Wet Leg. Features in Clash, The Times, The Guardian, Gaffa, Atwood, Billboard, diffus, Visions and too many more to name them all here sang the band's paean as one of the most innovative and energetic newcomers around, likening them to Alvvays, Phoebe Bridgers, The Smile or Big Thief. The songs aired on radio stations all over the world, from BBC 1 to 6 Music, P3, Amazing Radio, Triple J, Double J, FluxFM, Puls, egoFM and a lot more. Girl Scout could take a break and bathe in these achievements, instead they keep going.
On their sophomore EP the Swedes explore more musical realms: "There’s some heartland sounding stuff going on, and there’s a power-ballad," the band muses. "And then of course we have a couple rockers in there, too. We wanted to explore some new ground without abandoning the foundation we built with the first EP." Granny Music, like Real Life Human Garbage, was produced by Ali Chant; it features more edge, a rougher tone and an overall even more ambitious interpretation of the Girl Scout sound.
Lyrically, the new songs move away from the nostalgic yearning and anxiousness of the debut: "There’s a lot of divulging into childhood memories, family dynamics and romantic relationships, and more personal stories embedded throughout. The dynamic spectrum of Granny Music is wider; there are both softer and heavier songs on this EP."
Girl Scout's second EP Granny Music arrives September 2023 on made records.
Release plan (tbc):
May 3rd "Monster"
+ music video
June 14th "Boy In Blue"
+ EP and EP pre order announcement
August 30th "Bruises"
+ music video
September 26th EP
focus track "Mothers & Fathers"
+ vinyl with EP1 and EP2
FORMAT: digital ep
RELEASE: September 2023
"Attenborough Beach (Acoustic)"
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North/ South America:
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Girl Scout live:
9 May Waterfront Studio Norwich UK
10 May Third Man Records, London UK
11-12 May The Great Escape, Brighton UK
19 May Supersonic, Paris FR
20 May Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
27 May Park Sounds, Huskvarna SWE
3 June Dauwpop Festival, Haarle NL
16 June Bergenfest, Bergen NO
18 June Kesärauha Festival, Turku FIN
27 June Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
28 July Fres Festival, Fresvik NO
4 Aug Summer Sound, Liepäja LVA
5 Aug Waldstock Festival, Steinhausen CH
18-19 Aug Slaktkyrkan Festival, Stockholm (SE)
20-23 Sept Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, GER
26 Sept Rescue Rooms, Nottingham UK**
27 Sept The Cluny, Newcastle, UK**
28 Sept The Caves, Edinburg, UK**
29 Sept Stereo, Glasgow, UK**
30 Sept Gorilla, Manchester, UK**
2 Oct Rough Trade East In-Store, London, UK
4 Oct Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, UK**
5 Oct Thekla, Bristol, UK**
6 Oct The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK**
7 Oct Hangar 34, Liverpool, UK**
8 Oct The Bullingdon, Oxford, UK**
11 Oct Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK**
12 Oct Scala, London, UK**
13 Oct Patterns, Brighton, UK**
6 Nov Kesselhaus, Wiesbaden, DE**
7 Nov MTC, Cologne, DE**
9 Nov Privatclub, Berlin, DE**
10 Nov Rolling Stone Weekender, Weissenhäuser Strand, GER (tba)