NEW ARTIST FINDS: GIRL FRIEND
We unfortunately don’t know much yet about Manchester-based duo GIRL FRIEND (yup, that’s two words) and their incredibly hard to google band name, but their infectious electropop sound had us here at BitCandy instantly smitten. According to their SoundCloud page, they were “inspired by the classic and refined electronic pop” sound, which totally comes through in their blissful neon-laced pop songs. If you’re a fan of alt-pop artists like Robyn or new Carly Rae Jepsen, or even artists like Classixx, read on because GIRL FRIEND is sure to be your new favorite electronic pop duo.
GIRL FRIEND - NOCTURNAL
“Nocturnal” grabbed a hold of us right away with it’s pulsating synths, light and airy vocals, and drum machine beat that makes for a solid electropop track. The vocals push the track up to a whole other level just before the 0:40 mark with a crazy falsetto as magical electronic bloops sprinkle their way in, before distant echoing guitars and thumping bass add some intensity. “Come in closer/ I want you right now…Don’t you ever stop” he croons in the chorus while you’ll find yourself swaying back and forth to the beat. This track manages to be the perfect blend of moody electronics and uplifting synths that serves as a perfect example of their unique sound.
GIRL FRIEND - WASTE MY TIME
“Waste My Time” gets off on a bubbly start with sunshine-infused synths, a laid back beat, and breathy easy going vocals that make way for the track’s chorus that packs an awesomely tropical punch. Just after the 2:20 mark, soft atmospherics, tropical electronics and softly plucked electronic guitar notes serve as the track’s cool down period. I love when their joined vocals sing, “you were born to break my heart…waste my time/ hoping that you’ll change your mind,” before quickly throwing you back into the track’s playful beat.
If you’d like to hear more from GIRL FRIEND, show them your love and support by liking them on Facebook and tell them we over at BitCandy say “hi!”. And if you need even more awesome new music like this in your life, be sure to head on over here.
About Erin Crider
Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.