Lambrini Girls share new single ‘White Van’ as well as announcing debut EP You’re Welcome out 19th May 2023 via Big Scary Monsters, plus announce a UK headline tour for the start of summer.
Based in Brighton, Phoebe Lunny (Vocals/Guitar – she/they), Lilly Macieira (Bass – she/they) and Catt Jack (Drums – N/A) have a strong artistic bond over their creative common ground – hot button societal issues combined with a biting, tongue in cheek lyrical style all their own.
‘White Van’ is a message to street harassers, with its seething vocals and blistering soundtrack.
“A satirical take on catcalling, the story of being followed around in a white van. We’re taught, systemically, that it’s our sole responsibility to prevent our harassment. ‘What were you wearing?’ or ‘You shouldn’t have walked home by yourself’, implies your body in a public place is considered public property. If you do not modify your behavior in everyday life to protect yourself, then it’s your fault entirely. Instead of blaming us, maybe we should point the finger at Terry with his dick out behind the wheel and the system that has enabled his behavior for years.”
“Rolling down the windows of your Ford Transit and screaming ‘fucking beautiful’ won’t make anyone rip their clothes off and give you head behind a Kwik Fit. Do better, love Lambrini Girls”
The three-piece announce their debut EP You’re Welcome that’ll be released 19th May 2023 via Big Scary Monsters – a collection of songs to empower those who have ever made to feel invalidated and overlooked.
Containing previous single ‘Help Me I’m Gay’ which Phoebe used to come out to her mum, as well as ‘White Van’, other tracks include ‘Boys In The Band’ that’s about calling out abusers in the scene, and ‘Terf Wars’ which is pretty simple – Transphobia has no place in feminism. ‘Mr Lovebomb’ looks at altering behaviour in relationships, and ‘Lads lads lads’ is about toxic masculinity.
Never ones to take themselves too seriously, Lambrini Girls had this to say about the forthcoming release, “Ghost written by Matt Hancock, ‘You’re Welcome’ was considered to be one of the worst EPs ever released and declared a biohazard. Rediscovered by Lambrini Girls whilst bathing in their swamp, the EP can now be exchanged for discounted massage coupons and a selection of cured meats.”
They add, “Medical waste aside, if someone out there has made you feel like a flaming pile of shit, then we hope this EP empowers you to absolutely fucking send it.”