Guitar-toting punk-wranglers Duvet, contrary to their name, drift far from the reaches of comfort. With more than just a passing interest in the thematics of the Wild West, the Manchester-Based quintet whip up a fury with their latest single ‘Girlcow’, out now via Fear Of Missing Out Records.
Sung from the POV of a ‘Pervy Cowboy’ coming onto his “Beach Bunny” (gross yuk urgh), ‘Girlcow’ appropriately bestows upon us an infestation of nausea and sumptuous unease. With guitar squalls piercing your insides with a jubilant edge of death, the band clash and holler as one almighty shit-kicking herd. At one point near the song’s climax, vocalist Grace Walkden is just screaming, screaming, screaming; and the noise from the whole group is just boiling, boiling over, exploding into cataclysmic yee-haw euphoria.
Most beautifully, ‘Girlcow’ is loaded with all that intense relief we crave, yet not always receive, from any attempt at high-horsepower, gunpowder post-punk abandon. Rich with a depraved and fantastic escapism, Duvet’s music resembles the unhinged righteousness of Shame, besmirched with the disruptive urgency of a Riot Grrrl outfit. Hell yeah!
The release also teases us with the news of a 7” single set for release on 6th October. And to everyone’s ribald delight, the soon-to-drop B-Side is called ‘Sweaty Dog’. So Saddle up everybody, it sure as hell should be an exciting ride.
Pre order the 7″ vinyl here.
Photo by Charlie Harris
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