NEWS : FRI, MAY 24, 2024 at 6:00 AM

Girl and Girl’s Call A Doctor Out Today, May 24th

Today, May 24th, Australian group Girl and Girl are releasing their vibrant debut full-length, Call A Doctor, on CD/LP/DSP via Virgin Australia (AU/NZ) and Sub Pop (ROW.)  Call A Doctor is an unforgettable first bow from Girl and Girl, an audacious and aggressively tuneful blast of a record from this Australian four-piece garage rock outfit. The band is comprised of frontperson Kai James (singer, guitarist) and his Aunty Liss (drums), along with longtime friends Jayden Williams (guitar) and Fraser Bell (bass). Call A Doctor was recorded at Sundowner Sound in Melbourne, a two-story industrial complex where the band ate, slept, and made music in marathon sessions for two weeks straight with producer Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin).

Following the release of “Hello,” “Mother,” and “Oh Boy!” comes a new video Directed by Tayla Lauren for the self-titled track “Call A Doctor.”
Frontman Kai James shares on the track/video: “For me, ‘Call a Doctor’ needed to be as dramatic and silly and over the top as possible. I needed to trick myself into a deep dive of a lot of very confronting thoughts and feelings, it was the only way I could honestly express and move through them. I like the idea of it playing out like that from an audience’s perspective, too, you don’t realize what’s happening till 2 or 3 listens in, and by then, it’s already too late; you’re self-reflecting and growing as a person, haha sucker.”
Click here to watch.
The band just concluded a 20-date North American run opening for Royel Otis, which ended yesterday in Seattle, WA. They will perform tonight at 7:00 PM at Easy Street Records in West Seattle, with additional AU, UK & EU performances this Summer and Fall. See below for a complete list of shows.

Fri. May 26 - Seattle, WA - Easy Street Records (FREE)
Fri. Jul. 05- Belfort, FR - Les Eurokennees Festival
Sat. Jul. 06 - Hyeres , FR - Midi Fest
Tue. Jul. 09th - Dorset - UK - Academy Bournemouth $
Wed. Jul. 10th - Oxford. UK - Academy 2 $
Thu. Jul. 11th -  Sheffield, UK - Foundry  $
Fri. Jul. 12th - Liverpool, UK - Arts Club $
Fri. Aug. 02 - Gold Coast, AU - Mos Desert Clubhouse
Sat. Aug. 03 - Brisbane, AU - Outpost
Fri. Aug. 09 - Sydney, AU - Waywards
Sat. Aug. 10 - Melbourne, AU - Howler
Fri. Aug. 30th - Brighton, UK -  Brighton Psych Fest
Sat. Aug. 31- Manchester, UK - Manchester Psych Fest
Sun. Sep. 01 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road
Tue. Sep. 03 - London, UK - George Tavern
Wed. Sep. 04 - Bristol, UK - Louisiana
Fri. Sep. 06 - Asten, NL - Misty Fields Festival
Mon. Sep. 09 -  Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
Fri. Sep. 13th - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar
Sat. Sep. 14th - Munich, DE - Strom
Sun. Sep. 15th - Berlin, DE - Lark
Mon. Sep. 16th -  Cologne, DE - MTC
Wed. Sep. 18 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Wed. Sep. 18-Sun Sep. 21 -  Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn Festival

“Girl and Girl recall the stalwarts of 2010s garage rock, their affinity with jangly guitars and buoyant rhythms undercut by feverishly intense playing and a cloying sense of claustrophobia.” - DIY
“A fantastic debut from a sparkly and singular new band.” - NME
 “…every member of Girl and Girl is too young to have experienced the garage rock revivalism of Y2K firsthand, save Aunty Liss, the drummer who supports her nervy nephews in this band of Australian post-punk traditionalists. Fronted by the wiry Kai James — handsome and jittery, never reclusive — the group treated sacred post-punk texts as if they were a common language when they played the 13th Floor, giving their barbed hooks and sideways riffs real kick. They’re carrying a torch without succumbing to nostalgia or formalism, all because they’re intoxicated by the noise they make.” - [Best of SXSW 2024] RollingStone
“Emotional mayhem that’s relatable, and very catchy.” Rolling Stone (AU)
 “Brisbane four-piece Girl and Girl are ones to watch in the world of sharp-tongued raucous-riffed garage rock…Girl and Girl’s all too rare multigenerational collaboration brings a fresh angle on the post-Strokes garage rock sound.” - KUTX Radio
“There’s something special about this group…Their music has a raw and unfiltered feeling which elevates it far above your run-of-the-mill “indie” and gives it a near-euphoric flavour.” - [“Hello”]  Life Without Andy
“A perfect dose of indie – punk rock at its best.” - [“Hello”] Happy Mag
“A warped mix of Talking Heads, Rolling Blackouts and bits of post-punk but led by a man with a mullet and one of their aunts plays drums in the band!” - [SXSW Review] BBC 6 Music with Steve Lamacq

Girl and Girl
Call A Doctor
Track Listing:
2. Call A Doctor
3. Hello
4. Maple Jean and the Anthropocene
5. Oh Boy!
6. Suffocate
7. Mother
8. You’ll Be Alright
9. Comfortable Friends
10. Our Love (Ours Only)

Posted by Abbie Gobeli