SA: I think [on] the second album they sound much better.
SA: I used to work in a venue in Brighton called the Freebutt, doing the sound. Laura-Mary did all kinds of jobs, working in shops, bars, offices – she would work for 3 weeks then have to quit so we could go on tour, then try to get another job as soon as we got back. The photographer had the idea and it had no relation to our band or what we are.
I regret doing those photos because they won’t fucking go away and they don’t suit our band at all. SA: We both just live and breathe music, there’s very little outside of that.
Usually the way we write, we’ll jam on a song and whoever starts singing first ends up singing those parts. I was always really academic in school but I didn’t want to do a degree that had any practical application, I wanted to study something that would make me think.
Very occasionally we change it around – for example [in] “This is Not for You,” I originally sang the verses, but Laura did it better so we changed it around. SA: We did those photos a long time ago, with a friend, before our band was really known at all.
I’ve got a lot better now – for one thing i can actually play properly now so i don’t get so worked up.
I also invested in a couple of fans to stop me overheating [laughs].That fire which BRS refer to on the cover of their album is obviously their own creative intensity, and as our latest concert video can attest, clearly singed and ignited the curiosity of almost everyone in attendance at our showcase. The result was a stunned and overwhelmed kind of gathering...a nice place to put any audience hearing a band for the first time.From the moment a blatant, attention calling drone of cymbal and guitar propelled their set into fast forward, the confines of the Bowery Electric was churning with an inquisitive buzz. So, if our latest concert release is an introduction to you...well, that almost excites us even more. Fire Like This is simply exceptional rock music, steeped in a knowledge of your alt-rock staples Nirvana, Babes In Toyland, Drive Like Jehu but with its own fingerprint. As playful as it is powerful, "Mummy's Boy" is a whirlwind introduction to a band playing by no one's rules but their own.Songs like this are what the repeat button was invented for. Shit Girlfriend perform at PNKSLM's fourth birthday bash alongside Sudakistan, Hater, Luxury Death, HOLY, and Gestures at a secret location in Stockholm on 5 May.Generally speaking a lot of English guitar music (except for the metal scene) has been dominated by a kind of Libertines/Franz Ferdinand style which is really tame and limp to my ears.