Girlpool – Before The World Was Big

15.04.15

Girlpool write hooky, poppy punk songs using little more than rhythmic guitar strums and bass stabs. Reared in LA and currently based in Philadelphia, Girlpool are readying their debut album, 'Before The World Was Big'.

It's billed as an album about growing up and friendship, and the relationship between identity and environment – all themes that, perhaps unspurprisingly, pop up on the album's title track, which retraces steps in the old neighbourhood during simpler times: I just miss how it felt standing next to you / Wearing matching dresses before the world was big.

Anyway, listen to the song below and take a look at their hefty slew of tour dates, which include a couple of stopovers on UK shores – two dates in London, and festival spots at End of the Road and Bestival.

Girlpool 'Before The Wold Was Big' tracklist:

01. Ideal World
02. Dear Nora
03. Before The World Was Big
04. Chinatown
05. Cherry Picking
06. Magnifying Glass
07. Crowded Stranger
08. Pretty
09. Emily
10. I Like That You Can See It

Girlpool live dates: 

April 24th: Sister (w/ Waxahatchee), Albuquerque
April 25th: Valley Bar (w/ Waxahatchee), Phoenix
April 26th: The Casbah (w/ Waxahatchee), San Diego
April 28th: The Roxy (w/ Waxahatchee), Los Angeles
April 29th: Great American Music Hall (w/ Waxahatchee), San Francisco

May 1st: Doug Fir (w/ Waxahatchee), Portland
May 2nd: Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Waxahatchee), Vancouver
May 3rd: The Crocodile (w/ Waxahatchee), Seattle
May 6th: Triple Rock Social Club (w/ Waxahatchee), Minneapolis
May 8th: The Beat Kitchen (w/ Waxahatchee), Chicago
May 9th: UFO (w/ Waxahatchee), Detroit
May 10th: The Garisson (w/ Waxahatchee), Toronto
May 11th: Bar Le Ritz PDB (w/ Waxahatchee), Montreal
May 12th: The Money House (w/ Waxahatchee), Burlington
May 13th: The Sinclair (w/ Waxahatchee), Boston
May 14th: Greenwich Odeum (w/ Waxahatchee), East Greenwich

June 1st: Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
June 7th: Dalston Roof Gardens, London
June 10th: Electric Ballroom (w/ Waxahatchee), London

July 7th: Music Hall of Brooklyn (w/ Alex G), Brooklyn NY

August 8th-9th: Wrecking Ball Festival, Atlanta

September 4th-6th: End of the Road Festival, Dorset
September 10th-13th: Bestival, Isle of Wight

Wichita release 'Before The World Was Big' on June 1st 2015 (pre-order).