Wolf Girl are DIY indiepop darlings and they're coming to play LW Fest – we had a little chat with singer Healey ...
Wolf Girl! We are SO looking forward to welcoming you to LW Fest, especially after the release of your fab new single Toast for Dinner. Tell us all about the song – what’s it about, how did you record it, and what’s the story behind the awesome video?
We can’t wait for LW fest and we’re super excited to play our new material for everyone! ‘Toast for Dinner’ is the first single off our upcoming album that we recorded with the amazingly talented Mark Jasper at Sound Savers. The song itself is mainly about feeling burnt out after taking too much on both physically and emotionally. It’s about that point where you’ve stretched yourself too thin and just want someone to come saw you in half so multiple versions of yourself can get everything done. As a big fan of amateur magic I actually wanted us to cut me in half for the video, but we couldn’t get hold of a big box or a saw and I guess there were health and safety regulations. I then tried to learn a bunch of children’s magic tricks from a Marvellous Marvin’s magic kit, shockingly it turns out magic is actually really hard to master in 24 hours! We had to settle for some sneaky sleight of the hand, camera tricks, spinning plates and Christabel’s secret hidden juggling talents.
Who are your heroes in the DIY scene right now?
We’ve been in the DIY scene for the last few years and it’s been so great to see so many bands with female and queer members flourish and new ones pop up. We really love catching Charmpit live, they came from the amazing First Timers festival which also gave us the equally incredible Big Joanie. Their music is infectious and it’s been so great to watch them grow as performers and songwriters over the last few years. Another upcoming First Timers band is the excellent Panic Pocket, we can’t get enough of there catchy synth pop. Kermes last record has been on repeat for us and there energy live is insane so we highly recommend you see them live! We’re also beyond excited for the new recorded material coming from Witching Waves, Sugar Rush! and Fightmilk. The end of this year is going to be full of great releases.
What can we look forward to from Wolf Girl – any more recording plans? Touring?
We’ve been working really hard for the last few months on our second album. It’s coming out October 19th on Everything Sucks Music and we’re really proud of it. We think it shows a real growth for us and is full of tunes about queer feelings, coming out and dealing with social burnout and mental health. We’ll be doing a bunch of shows later in the year also so keep your eyes peeled.
Who are you looking forward to seeing play at Loud Women Fest?
I’ve seen Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something a bunch of times and they never disappoint, they are one of the best guitarists in the scene right now. Can’t wait to catch Crumbs and Guttfull again also, they are such a great bands to watch live. We’re also really excited for Sister Ghost coming over to London!
Tell us anything else you think it’s important we know about you/your music!
We’re just a bunch of anxious queer nerds making noisy pop songs as a weird kind of therapy and catharsis. You might like our songs if you’re into DIY haircuts, cowboys and non binary queer feelings. You probably won’t like our songs if your a TERF, homophobe or just hate people wearing striped shirts.
If you’re none of those things, make sure to catch Wolf Girl at 2.30 on the Boston Music Room stage at LOUD WOMEN Fest on 15 Sept!