London-based post-punk power trio Alien Chicks announce their arrival with eccentric new single ‘Cowboy’, out today (January 25th) via cult indie label Slow Dance Records (Saint Jude, Uma).
Forming the lead single from their upcoming debut EP, the group explore a whole mix of genres including jazz, rap, latin, and math rock in their music, providing a surreal social commentary packed with punchy rhythms and eclectic time signatures.
With widespread BBC 6 Music support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, as well as Radio X airplay courtesy of John Kennedy, Alien Chicks have certainly gained a buzzing grassroots following; dates have already been ticked off alongside acts including Fat Dog, The Queens Head, Medicine Cabinet, Been Stellar and Fraulein over the last twelve months, whilst in 2023 the three-piece will be touring with both Italia 90 and The Wood Burning Savages.
Detailing ‘Cowboy’, an amalgamation of a few riffs that were loitering in frontman Joe Lindsay’s mind over a few weeks, Alien Chicks revealed: “The lyrics explore themes of regret, confusion, self blame and how these evils collude in taunting you through your dreams and subconscious”.
Celebrating with a single launch party at Brixton Windmill for Independent Venue Week on 30th January (with Cowboyy and Lip Filler in support), the band will then be heading out on a mini February tour to Brighton, Portsmouth, and Southampton, preceding a whole host of extensive live dates this spring/summer.
Alien Chicks’ ‘Cowboy’ (single) is out now via Slow Dance and will be available on all digital platforms.
Alien Chicks is Josef Lindsay (guitar, vocals), Stefan Parker-Steele (bass, backing vocals), Martha Daniels (drums, backing vocals)
30th Jan – Windmill Brixton, London
8th Feb – Brixton, London
15th Feb – Rossi Bar, Brighton
16th Feb – Neu Waves, Portsmouth
17th Feb – Heartbreakers, Southampton
23rd Feb – The Exchange, Bristol (w/ Italia 90)
24th Feb – The Old Blue Last, London
11th Mar – Dash The Henge, London
2nd Apr – Gullivers, Manchester*
4th Apr – The Moon, Cardiff*
5th Apr – Crofters Rights*
7th Apr – The Star Inn, Guildford*
8th Apr – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton*
9th Apr – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
13th Apr – EBGBS, Liverpool
14th Apr – Cafe Indie, Liverpool
15th Apr – Little Buildings, Newcastle
19th Apr – The Lexington, London
3-6th August – Outcider Festival, Somerset, UK
*supporting The Wood Burning Savages