The concept is the same as our yearly Counter Culture compilations, however we aim to give you a taste of what we're loving throughout the year, rather than just annually. Volume 1 features 4 female fronted bands that we LOVE. First up on Side A is London's Big Moon with That Looks Nice which is on vinyl for the first time and is an uptempo gem which twists and turns at every corner and is as good as Elastica in their prime. Next up are Our Girl (who conveniently are fronted by Big Moon member Soph Nathan) with a Ty Segall cover. They take Sad Fuzz and give it a neat lo-fi reworking and make it sound like a female fronted version of the Libertines. Side B starts with another London based band, Girl Ray with the aural confection cut Stupid things which is part Carly Simon and Part Dolly Mixture. Whilst Baltimore-based trio Snail Mail end proceedings with the excellent track Thinning which was originally released on tape by Sister Polygon Records. It oozes emotion and despair and we have not heard anything this instant since the early Best Coast and Veronica Falls singles.
A1) Big Moon - That Looks Nice
A2) Our Girl - Sad Fuzz (Ty Segall Cover)
B1) Girl Ray - Stupid Things
B2) Snail Mail - Thinning