Girl Friday Speak Their Minds and They Have a Lot to Say
In 2020, the voices of the marginalized will need amplification. That is one of the reasons why this year we are excited to hear more from Girl Friday, a local feminist collective that turns the volume way up. Last June the band dropped their sophomore release, an EP called Fashion Conman out on Hardly Art. They briefly toured, but never stopped coming up with ideas for more music. Today fans can look forward to the debut full-length from Girl Friday, expected this summer, as well as a West Coast tour with Disq, including a stop at SXSW.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the simple sophistication of their punk aesthetic, yet there is so much more to be gained from knowing Girl Friday more deeply. The band was founded by bassist Libby Hsieh and guitarist Vera Ellen, who are joined by drummer Virginia Pettis and guitarist Sierra Scott; all four members have equal responsibility in songwriting. And it shows—each person’s personality shines through with every note, and on Fashion Conman, they all took turns letting their individual voices be heard. What they had to say ranged from calling out predatory men to taking jabs at the entertainment industry’s hypocrisy. We can all take notes from their dedication to equity and community, and can’t wait to hear more.
Words: Zoë Elaine