Foto: Sebastian Apel

»I play a bit of guitar and piano and sing pretty badly, but I think that’ll do«, Nat wrote searching for band members for a new music project. It was posted in the Danish Facebook group ‘Lazy feminists’, and it became the starting point for girlcrush who writes minimalist punk songs about mental health, love and sex from a queer and feminine perspective.

 

girlcrush tells stories about lives that don’t meet the heteronormative ideal. Their songs describe the feelings of love, desire and anxiety they experience as non-monogamist, queer and transgender. The band wants to lend their voices to those who can’t be heard and create a feeling of recognition and community for queer and marginalized people.

 

Nat, Andrea and Marie’s punk DIY-sound sounds like a rebirth of the 90’s Riot Grrrl-movement. But at the same time their songs are playful and bright like pop songs, and their inspirations range from sassy Princess Nokia to singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers. 

 

Flat drums, distorted guitars and charming queer feminist lyrics form the backbone of girlcrush’s songs and accompanied by simple chords and naive harmonies they sing about being a The Cure-listening emo kid who is “a little bit scared, a little bit brave, a little bit misbehaved.”

 

Their charmingly sassy songs have brought them to Roskilde Festival and given them airplay on Danish radio station P6 Beat.

Foto: Thit M. B

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"It’s music coming directly from the heart and the rehearsal room. And that’s why the trio is so charming. The DNA of girlcrush is to be raw and imperfected"

 – GAFFA (DK)

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"Seeing girlcrush perform was like witnessing the rebirth of music. The unspoiled almost childish joy of creating something cool without being perfect on your instrument"

 – Undertoner (DK)