Brighton trio Our Girl will shortly release their debut single proper ‘Sleeper’, on December 11. The band are drummer Lauren Wilson, bassist Josh Tyler and are fronted by singer and guitarist Soph Nathan. The latter is clearly a busy person, as her other band is The Big Moon.
Our Girl take the pre-Britpop sound of shoegaze and American alternative bands like Belly, Veruca Salt and the Breeders and bring it right up to the present. Whilst last year’s earliest offering ‘Our girl’ (yes, a self-titled offering still impresses – and you can hear it here, ‘Sleeper’ sees the band take a massive leap forward. It’s dark and dreamy at the same time, music to lose and find yourself in. On the evidence of this track alone, they are a band who have much to offer. If a debut single should serve as a manifesto, then Our Girl clearly have fulfilled that, and produced a song that makes you sit up and listen, and want to play again and again. The track was produced by Andy Savours, who has also worked with like minded acts My Bloody Valentine and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.
You can also stream the single and its b-side ‘Level’ via Spotify. The 7″ of the single is released on Cannibal Hymns on November 11.