MIMR Band Chat: Roxy Girls

We thoroughly enjoyed Roxy Girls recent show in Manchester at The Early Mornings single launch, which was a memorable night. They rip-rawed through a set which largely included tracks from last year’s mini album titled ‘A Poverty of Attention’ which we highly recommend.We caught up with the band to talk about their plans for this year, influences and playing live.MIMR: Great to have a new band on the blog, how best would you describe your sound and what are your main influences?RG: Its hard to put into words because its not a thing we really think about when writing, but punk is the main influence. We try not to put ourselves into any particular bracket in a concious way, just take what comes out naturally because thats what seems to work for us. In terms of bands being an influence, XTC, James Chance, Fire Engines, Captain Beefheart, The Yummy Fur, Parquet Courts, DUDS etc etcMIMR: We’ve been enjoying listening to your mini-album recently, how was this produced and are you happy with the reception it has received?RG: Cheers man, we spent a couple of days with Dave Brewis from Field Music at his studio in Sunderland, it was pretty straight forward all live with a few overdubs here and there. Aye we’re dead happy with how its done cause its allowed us to play more shows and class to release it through Moshi Moshi. It was good to get the record out because once youve released something you immediately want to do it again so it was a good driving force for our 3rd EP which we recorded at Green Door at the start of December.MIMR: You guys look all set for a busy 2020, do you have a plan of what you want to achieve as a band or are you going with the flow?RG: We’re all shite at organising stuff so we take everything as it comes, the more the better. Our aim for this year is to release the 3rd EP and record an album to release by the end of the year. Other than that the plan is just to play as much as possible, we’re going on tour with Mush in April which will be class.MIMR: You’ve got some eye-catching gig dates coming up including one in Manchester this month, what’s your favourite part about playing live?MIMR: Aye we played with The Early Mornings for their single launch who we supported The Raincoats last year, so was class going down to Manchester to play with them. Favourite part is playing together because we never really get the chance to practice so gigs feel fresh and its always good crack. We think of ourselves as a live band so the energy we put in is a big part of our playing.MIMR: If you could of been part of any era of music at any time, which one would it of been and why?RG: Late 70s/early 80s, as you could probably tell from most of our influences. There was some really cool shit going on and just seemed like a really exciting time to be creating music. There were so many bands that came from the punk scene and they all had their own individual take on it which is why we love post-punk.MIMR: Great to have you on the blog and look forward to what the year has in store for you guys, how can people follow you on social media and listen to some tunes?RG: Cheers for having wu on!Facebook: Roxy GirlsInstagram/Twitter: rrroxygirlsSpotify: Roxy GirlsTheres also some live videos on youtube if you look us up on there.Here’s Roxy Girls album from last year:https://open.spotify.com/album/4zGhH2Paus8kD9Rq2eQNuE?si=R5pWhqskSYeCn4Z6w6RE9A

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