TRACK OF THE DAY: GIRLPOOL  'Magnifying Glass'

Earlier this month Girlpool celebrated the release of their debut album ‘Before The World Was Big’ (out now on Wichita) with a series of packed out London launch shows. Before they return for an appearance at End of the Road Festival and their biggest UK headline tour to date, including a show at London’s Scala, the duo have shared a new video for ‘Magnifying Glass’.

Clocking in at just 40 seconds long, ‘Magnifying Glass’ is a perfect example of the natty & poignant songs that have won Girlpool fans the world over. In less than a minute & armed only with 2 guitars, they convey more sentiment & conviction than most bands do in a whole album. The equally punchy accompanying video was directed by Craig Scheihing.

Watch the video for ‘Magnifying Glass’BELOW:

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Girlpool is a Philadelphia based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). The two met at Los Angeles DIY venue the Smell and quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Cleo and Harmony use this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable and powerful lyrics.

After releasing their self-titled EP, Girlpool relocated to Philadelphia at the end of 2014 looking for change of pace and scenery. There they recorded their debut LP, Before The World Was Big, with Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin’). Before The World Was Big explores the concepts of growth, friendship, and the interaction between identity and environment. The introspective-punk duo captures growing pains and existential quandaries with a honest and true intention.

Girlpool European tour dates:

4 – Bristol @ Exchange (w/ Quarterbacks)
5 – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
8 – Manchester @ Deaf Institute (w/ Quarterbacks)
9 – Glasgow @ Broadcast (w/ Quarterbacks)
10 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club (w/ Quarterbacks)
11 – Birmingham @ Hare And Hounds (w/ Quarterbacks)
12 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
14 – Brighton @ The Hope (w/ Nai Harvest)
15 – London @ Scala (w/ Nai Harvest)
16 – Paris @ Point Ephemere (w/ Stephen Steinbrink)
18- Cologne @ King Georg (w/ Stephen Steinbrink)
20 – Incubate Festival, Tilberg, Netherlands
21 – Berlin @ Monarch (w/ Stephen Steinbrink)
23 – Hamburg @ Reeperbahn Festival

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