Noisy fuzz pop trio Golden Grrrls have just rolled into town. They’ve been driving all night, having played Leeds yesterday and Newcastle the day before, and after tonight they’re off to Manchester, then home to Glasgow.
They’ve just had a whirlwind setup and soundcheck, and – bar the odd furtive glance out the window to make sure guitarist Ruari’s car is parked okay – the three of them seem remarkably relaxed and cheerful.
Has it been a good tour so far? “Newcastle was great,” enthuses guitarist-come-keyboard player, Lorna. “We had fantastic support.”
All three Golden Grrrls burst out laughing. It was that bad, eh? “Me and my fella, we started a new band,” Lorna explains.
“We’ve never played music together before, so we just wrote six or seven songs the day before the show and played them.
It’s boogie woogie guitar to a little Casio keyboard drum machine. GOLDEN GRRRLS
We’re called Boy’s Bedroom – big plug for Boy’s Bedroom!” She’s also in a group called the National Jazz Trio of Scotland, which is comprised of four people.
“At first I was on drums for them but now I’m just on vocals, which is really good because you don’t have to take any equipment with you, just a packet of Lockets.”
Lorna started out playing drums in a band called Park Attack for about five years, and when they split up the guitarist ended up in a band with Ruari playing drums. “I’ve been in more obnoxious bands before, more noisy bands,” says Ruari.
He met drummer Eilidh when she was working in a record shop in the café where he was working (incidentally, Lorna had worked in the same record shop prior to going to the US).
Ruari had started playing guitar and, as Eilidh played drums, they started discussing the concept of doing something together.
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