Sheffield punk trio All Girls Arson Club bring their riot grllls antics to Manchester this week and we spoke to them before their show to find out why their appeal is ever-growing, MIMR is hooked!
MIMR: Welcome to the blog, last year was a pretty good year for the band, with the release of ‘Dark Fruits’ record being a standout highlight. What’s the latest with the band and what plans do you have for the rest of the year?
AGAC: We’ve just recorded a new EP! We’ve just moved into a basement in Manchester so expect top shelf, sad indie rock anthems. We’re trying to put 25% more effort into life in 2020, so hopefully we’ll put out loads more music and creative stuff and put our art school years to use.
MIMR: What would you say are the musicial influences that shape your sound the most and what era of music are you fond of the most?
AGAC: Alice has listened to Teens of Style for three days straight, and India has been listening to car hole rock straight outta Australia almost exclusively. I think our most genuine influence is Green Day. We listen to A LOT of Green Day together. Our favourite era is probably every year the Grateful Dead played a show.
MIMR: What’s been your most memorable gig you’ve played so far as a band?
AGAC: I know it sounds a bit self indulgent, but we’re already talking about us… so! I think one of our best shows so far was the Friday night of Tramlines 2019. We curated a night at Delicious Clam, and played at midnight after a day full of amazing bands. We had the likes of Faux Machismo, Beige Palace and Self Esteem. We were dressed as cowboys and the room was full of love!
MIMR: Your playing at The Early Mornings single launch at The Peer Hat this friday, we’re really looking forward to seeing you live, what would be the usual routine in a run up to any gigs?
AGAC: You ever seen the movie The Dirt? It’s a lot like that but involves a little bit more anxiety on our parts.
MIMR: ‘Curry Club’ off the ‘Dark Fruits’ is a personal favourite and who doesn’t like a good curry, right? If there was one curry dish you could have all the time which one would it be?
AGAC: Specifically India would go for the Paneer Tikka Masala from Shaan’s on Chesterfield Road in Sheffield, and Alice would go for the King Prawn Karahi from The Clay Oven, a Goan restaurant that used to be on Oakbrook Road, also sheffield.
MIMR: Thanks for chatting to us at MIMR, good luck with everything in 2020, how can people follow you on social media?
AGAC: We’re really bad at using the internet, but get us on:
@allgirlsarsonclub on instagram