About Goat Girl
Goat Girl formed in 2016 after the four members met at various venues in South London. Taking their name from the late comedian Bill Hicks' contentious sketch "Goat Boy," Clottie Cream (Lottie), Naima Jelly (Naima), L.E.D. (Ellie), and Rosy Bones (Rosy) began to develop their very own scuzzy, yet pointed, garage rock. Citing Metronomy and Sonic Youth among their influences, the four-piece emerged at a time when the South London areas Brixton and Peckham were a fertile ground for D.I.Y. bands like HMLTD, Sorry, and Shame. Supported by zines, and making their own flyers and T-shirts, Goat Girl began to play regularly at Brixton venue The Windmill. Quickly gaining momentum, in 2016 the band released its debut split single, "Country Sleaze/"Scum," via British independent label Rough Trade. The following year they opened the Visions Festival in London and put out a second single, "Crow Cries." Later that year (on Halloween), Goat Girl released "Cracker Droll," which was accompanied by a fittingly spooky promo video.
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