SeptemberGirls have done their bit for the moment. They’ve toured to packed venues and are still riding off the back of their latest video – ‘Jaw on the Floor’ (a duet with Oliver Ackerman from A Place to Bury Strangers) from their album Age of Indignation. They’ve got plenty to smile about, but judging from the video, they’re be pretty serious too, marrying melody with menace in a Corbjin-esque promo that’s monochrome and ominous.
The Dublin quintet shot it themselves while driving across the American Southwest, and it’s this DIY ethic that makes them such a strong proposition. That and the feminism themes in the song and big subject matter on their album.
Maybe it’s an Irish thing, or Irish girl band thing but Paula, Caoimhe, Jessie and Lauren have thunder in their souls and sound, creating rich textures and compelling atmosphere. They may sound at odds with the 5 minute summer we’re about to have, but we reckon September Girls are definitely an all-year round treat for any music fan.