OUT TODAY:GIRL SCOUT (STOCKHOLM) RELEASE DEBUT EPREAL LIFE HUMAN GARBAGE+ Features two new singles ‘Run Me Over’ and ‘Attenborough Beach’ ++ Official showcase artist at SXSW Austin 2023 +

“few artists in recent memory have come out of the gates as quickly, and as powerfully, as Girl Scout… the best debut of 2023 so far” – Paste Magazine“it’s the kind of song song that’s an instant earworm, one of those songs you fall in love with from the first few bars” Karen Leng, Double J“a perfectly mellow cut of indie pop”The Line Of Best Fit“they’re going to be huge.”Dave Rowntree / Blur“their bright garage pop laced with a bitterly honest angst breaks through the background noise” – PAPER Magazine [‘Weirdo’ video premiere]“immediately familiar and welcoming” Consequence of Sound“There is an urgency to Girl Scout’s garage-rock sound that demands you pay attention.”NME 10023 For 2023 Under The Radar2023 Hype ListDORK Magazine“…cements them as ones to watch. Chock full of melodies and relatable lyrics” The AU Review (Track of the Week) “Expect Girl Scout to be the new year’s Wet Leg!” The Revue“Perhaps the buzziest four-some in Swedish music right now…fun, punchy, and leaves an impact – a pristine pop song that harks back to the 90s, it finds Girl Scout laying out a mini-manifesto for their indie thrills. ”Clash (Track of the Day)“Translating anxious and awkward panics into breezy pop songs.”FLOOD Magazine“Making sure you’re having a good time”Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1“Platonic ideal Swedish indie-pop”The Guardian“A striking statement of intent… a thunderous ‘80s and ‘90s-inspired garage rock cut”When The Horn Blows“a stunner that pieces together components of contemporary bedroom pop with stems of vintage new wave.”FLOOD Magazine“a fun, fuzzy, and feverish indie rock singalong… as enthralling as it is invigorating”Atwood Magazine“If this is how Girl Scout are coming out of the gate, it’s going to be quite exciting to see where their whims take them next.”Consequence of Sound

Stockholm-based garage pop newcomers GIRL SCOUT today release their highly anticipated debut EP Real Life Human Garbage via Made Records. Featuring the breakout singles ‘Do You Remember Sally Moore?’‘All the Time and Everywhere’ and ‘Weirdo’ plus new singles ‘Run Me Over’ and ‘Attenborough Beach’Real Life Human Garbage is an ambitious debut from the quartet, and a “collection of songs about the turmoils of being human.”Girl Scout – four classically trained jazz musicians with a penchant for the garage rock and brit-pop sounds of the 80s and 90s – have found themselves likened to Alvvays, The RamonesBest Coast and Wet Leg by music critics who haven’t held back on their praise for their singles including BBC Radio 1, The Guardian, DORK, Brooklyn Vegan, Diffus, The Revue, Consequence of Sound and more.Real Life Human Garbage, the band shares, is “about feeling lost, out of place and stuck in your awkward phase. The songs represent our early days, when we had no idea what the band would be and every song came out of the pure excitement of having a band. It encapsulates when we realised the true magic and joy of songwriting.”The EP features their break out track ‘Do You Remember Sally Moore?’, a grunge rock swirl about a high school sweetheart you never forgot, the anxiety hymn ‘All The Time And Everywhere’ as well as ‘Weirdo’, a call for embracing ones weirdness that came with a music video featuring legendary UK actor and comedian Mark Williams.New track ‘Run Me Over With Your Car’, a laid back Brit Pop cut, deals with the FOMO of watching everyone around you seemingly achieve things while you feel like you’re stuck: “The song is kind of tongue in cheek – asking your friend to run you over is pretty melodramatic but it adds some humour to the pity party that the verses wallow in.”

Watch: Girl Scout – ‘Run Me Over’ (Visualiser)
EP closer, the gazey dream-rock number ‘Attenborough Beach’ was born from a funny-turned-sentimental moment on the beach shared between guitarist Viktor Spasov and an old friend. He shares, “I had a friend once who was quite annoying and never really knew when to stop talking, but he could do a killer David Attenborough impression. The whole idea of Attenborough Beach builds on a scene where two people lie on a beach and, while watching birds, one of them points up at the sky and starts narrating in the voice of David Attenborough. Afterwards, they decide to name that place Attenborough Beach.” He continues, “I’m kind of fascinated with the idea of sharing emotional experiences in seemingly ordinary places, and through memories of those experiences creating almost a mythical, magical connection to that location. Like something from a movie or a fairytale, a fantasy which is based in reality but at the same time only exists in the heads of those who experienced it. As a kid I realised that I had a need for processing the world in this way, creating stories around places or people that meant something to me, and it always made me feel a bit weird and different.”
Girl Scout - Attenborough Beach (Visualizer)
Watch: Girl Scout – ‘Attenborough Beach’ (Visualiser)
Girl ScoutEmma Jansson (guitar, vocals), Evelina Arvidsson Eklind (bass, vocals), Per Lindberg (drums) and Viktor Spasov (guitar) – are something of a gang of misfits who met while studying jazz at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Whether it was growing up as the only musician in a small remote town, feeling like they were at the bottom of their graduating class, uprooting to different homes throughout a nomadic childhood, or even just struggling to make small talk with customers at their job, each band member found themselves as an outsider at one point in their lives. And yet, without even realising this thread of commonality, they were drawn to each other at school by-way-of shared musical tastes, and began writing, recording and playing together while being stuck at home in the midst of the pandemic. The four-piece’s spark has led to a style of music that fearlessly grapples with the brutal social challenges that life throws at you. Like a late night conversation with a tight-knit group of friends, Girl Scout’s songs reflect on the cringe-worthy moments we all endure in everyday life through a lens of poignancy and humour, from awkward social interactions to fitting in, anxiety, one-sided romantic crushes, and even just remembering how to be a functioning person. Essentially, the 101’s of being a human. Their music explores these life experiences that everyone can relate to, but in a way that shows how they can be defined and conquered by the friends you go through them with.
Girl Scout – Real Life Human Garbage EPout today (Made Records)girlscout.lnk.to/rlhgEP

TRACK LISTAll The Time And EverywhereRun Me Over WIth Your CarDo You Remember Sally Moore?WeirdoAttenborough BeachUPCOMING TOUR DATESWednesday 1 March – Hus – Stockholm, SWEThursday 2 March – Krøsset – Oslo, NOFriday 3 March – Oceanen – Gothenburg, SWESaturday 4 March – Plan B – Malmö, SWESunday 5 March – Ideal Bar – Copenhagen, DK10-19 March – SXSW – Austin, USAFriday 26 May – Park Sounds – Huskvarna, SWEFriday 16 June – Bergenfest – Bergen, NOSunday 18 June – Kesärauha Festival – Turku, FIN

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