Release Date: Feb 8, 2019
Genre(s): Punk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Record label: HHBTM
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Following a series of increasingly visible self-released EPs, feminist punk combo Skinny Girl Diet made their long-awaited debut with 2016's appealingly cathartic Heavy Flow. At the time, the London-based group consisted of sisters Delilah and Ursula Holliday on guitar and drums, respectively, with their cousin Amelia Cutler on bass. With the subsequent departure of Cutler, the Hollidays opted to forgo bass altogether and carry on as a duo which is where their 2018 follow-up, Ideal Woman, finds them.
Brave, unapologetic and adventurous, riot grrrl punk duo Skinny Girl Diet stay true to their individuality and experimental nature in sophomore album 'Ideal Woman'. Opening with distorted grunge-tinged 'La Sirena', we find ourselves in for a ride; one filled with the confidence the sisters exude in all their music, as the sultry vocals backed by a haunting imagery begin the 13-track journey. Next comes the soulful 'Witch of The Waste', which harkens back to the riot grrrls' signature blend of poignant lyricism and howling instrumentals.
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