Tomorrow sees the release of Pleasurehead, the debut EP from South London’s Gaygirl, and ahead of that we wanted to flag up stand-out track “Killing It”. Band leader Bex Morrison says:

“”Killing It” is about feeling stuck and the flitting emotions between trying to make things okay, and being on the verge of having a complete meltdown. The extreme up-and-down contradicting lyrical content is reflected throughout the song and as it progresses, falls more and more out of control.”

Gaygirl capture that fraught, almost manic, feeling of just having too many things vying for your attention through their romping rock song. At first measured and alluring, “Killing It” soon explodes into a riotous chorus, and then devolves into a haywire finale that seems to be pulling in several directions at once. Morrison’s voice presides over this beautiful mess, commanding the chaos while admitting: “I’m on the edging of killing it / I’m on the edge of nothing.” It’s a pinpoint moment that we’ve all experienced, but rarely has it felt as cathartic as it does on Gaygirl’s “Killing It”.

Gaygirl’s debut EP Pleasurehead is out tomorrow on Permanent Creeps. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

There’s no doubt that Gaygirl’s sound was meant to be heard in a packed and sweaty room, and, all things being well, you might yet get the chance to do that on these dates:


4th // BLACKPOOL, Bootleg Social
5th // MANCHESTER, Manchester Psych Fest
9th // HULL, Adelphi
10th // LEEDS, Mabgate Bleach
12th // BRIGHTON, Washed Out Festival
14th // BRISTOL, Exchange (Basement)
16th // GUILDFORD, Boileroom
17th // LONDON, The Lexington
18th // PORTSMOUTH, Edge Of The Wedge