Feminist post-hardcore band Petrol Girls have shared a glimpse into life on the road with a music video for new single Monstrous on the day they kick off their headline tour of the UK.
Filmed by Martyna Wisniewska (@gingerdope) over tours with Refused and Thrice and La Dispute, the clip is an intimate portrait of Petrol Girls on tour, both on stage and off.
Vocalist Ren Aldridge says Monstrous “is about feeling mined and drained and too much and not enough and, ultimately, monstrous. It’s also about how I sometimes feel on stage or on social media. Sometimes I find fronting a feminist band too much pressure from too many different directions.”
Petrol Girls were formed in London in 2012 by Aldridge and bassist Liepa Kuraitė, with Joe York and Zock Astpai joining later on guitar and drums respectively.
They released their debut album Talk Of Violence on Bomber Music in 2017, with standout track Touch Me Again rounding furiously on those who think it’s all right to sexually assault women.
As well as this month’s headline tour of the UK and Ireland, Petrol Girls will be headlining mainland Europe in February, and they’re getting set to visit North America for the first time, where they’ll be playing SXSW and New Colossus, followed by some headline dates.
Widely hailed as a visceral, thought-provoking and cathartic experience, Petrol Girls’ live show is not to be missed.
UK & IRELAND TOUR
Jan 14: NEWPORT @ Le Pub
Jan 15: BRIGHTON @ Green Door Store
Jan 16: LONDON @ Oslo
Jan 17: NOTTINGHAM @ The Bodega
Jan 18: MANCHESTER @ The Deaf Institute
Jan 19: GLASGOW @ Nice & Sleazy
Jan 21: BELFAST @ McHughs
Jan 22: DUBLIN @ Whelan’s
Jan 23: LIMERICK @ Kasbah Social Club
Feb 12: Munich, DE @ Folks! Club
Feb 13: Cologne, DE @ Tsunami Club
Feb 14: Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Feb 15: Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloof Bar
Feb 16: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg (Upstairs)
Feb 18: Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Feb 19: Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Feb 20: Oslo, NO @ Krosset
Feb 21: Stockholm, SE @ Kafe 44
Feb 22: Malmo, SE @ Enskiftet
Feb 23: Berlin, DE @ Berghain
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Mar 11-14: New Colossus Fest, New York US
Mar 17-22: SXSW, Austin US
Mar 23 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Mar 24 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Shakespeares Lower Level
Mar 25 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Mar 26 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs
Mar 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Government Center
Mar 29 – Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
Mar 31 – Rouyn Noran, QC @ The Trèfle Noir
Apr 01 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Apr 02 – Boston, MA @ Hong Kong
Apr 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Gutter
Apr 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs