Gloom Girl MFG – Factory

Gloom Girl MFG are a post-punk indie rock band from Nashville and their debut EP, Factory, was released on 08/09/2023.

Influenced by the likes of Television, Hole, and The Pretenders this is a band who are not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves, and the result is a sonic ambush on the listeners ears that is full of attitude and, as the band themselves say, “grabs you by the collar and kicks you in the face!”

A great fusion of alternative rock and punk rock, the music side of things is heavy, in your face and totally infectious. The guitars are heavy, with riffs flying everywhere, yet can also handle the more melodic parts of the EP, the drumming has all the energy of punk rock, really driving the tracks forward and the meaty yet groovey basslines that really shine, round off the band’s unique take on this genre of rock perfectly.

This is the kind of music that will have you, the listener moving n one way or another. Whether that is tapping your foot or bounding around the room like a loon is entirely up to you, but the catchiness of the melodies and the hooks will mean you will not be able to sit still.

The vocal side of the EP is immense. The leads are strong, very powerful and full of attitude, very reminiscent of the punk-rock sound of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. With reflective and contemplative lyrics and storytelling, the leads are accompanied by some layered backups, really creating depth and dynamism to the tracks.

There is a variety of pace on the EP, some tracks being full on, in your face rock tunes while others are more melodic. This is great for the listener as they are always engaged and entertained by the EP.

This is a fantastic EP, and it is hard to believe it is actually their debut, as they have the professionalism and musicianship of a band who have been around for many years. Check them out! This is a band with a great future ahead of them!

Track Listing:

1) Litterbug

2) My Brothers Meds

3) I Hope She Knows

4) Side Stitch

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