TUNE Girlpool - Powerplant
Girlpool release new album ‘Powerplant’ via ANTI- on 12th May.
The twelve tracks that compose ‘Powerplant’ grow and burn with greater fire than the duo have possessed. Tightknit duo, Harmony and Cleo confront projections, despondency, apathy, romanticism, love and heartbreak with a more devastating emotional pragmatism than before. The pair are now joined by drummer, Miles Wintner as part of a new musical dynamic they’re keen to explore.
Both bandmates believe that radical vulnerability and honesty are essential to discovering oneself, Harmony says “I think what is most important right now is empathy, and in order to have empathy we must first feel that we, ourselves, feel.”
Perhaps what makes ‘Powerplant’ a home run is that Girlpool understand how to use their incisive lyrics, soft textures, hushed harmonies and soaring hooks for maximum emotional impact.
“It’s a bolt-of-inspiration…creative without being belaboured…vivid, cutting and funny, with a seriousness underneath” - Pitchfork
“There will be drums! It’s a powerful sea change.” - SPIN
“Drawing out the emotional detail from places of silence.” - The Guardian
“’Powerplant’’s real success is in its ambition to extend the duo’s core appeal.” - Loud & Quiet