Formed in 2013 for an International Women's Day gig, Petrol Girls continue to tour regularly around the UK and mainland Europe
Their music combines manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies. Drawing direct influence from Refused, White Lung, Bikini Kill, Fugazi, RVIVR, Propagandhi, At The Drive-In and War On Women, Petrol Girls have sculpted a sound and a performance that is not only explosive, but highly detailed and raucous.
Petrol Girls identify explicitly as a feminist band and draw on personal experiences to challenge and ridicule sexism, as well as exploring wider political themes, such as alienation, mental health and the current anti-austerity movement. Sometimes desperate and sometimes defiant, ‘Some Thing’ interrogates some big political ideas from an acutely personal perspective. Mental health and relationship issues open up into wider questions about alienation, borders, complicity and control. It draws together different musical influences in a way that reflects this collision of ideas in the context of a culture that feels increasingly less human.
Petrol Girls are:
Liepa Kuraitė - Bass and Vox
Ren Aldridge - Guitar and Vox
Joe York - Guitar and Vox
Zock - Drums