Church Girls Share “I Hate This House” Ahead Of “Tour To Fest”

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Draped in vulnerable lyrics and obsessive hooks, Philly’s Church Girls play a new breed of indie punk rooted in angsty optimism and bittersweet joy, their new single, I Hate This House, is released today via Anchor Eighty Four in the US and Big Scary Monsters Records in Europe. The track was mixed by Dave Schiffman and comes near the anniversary of their 2021 full length, Still Blooms, their most emotionally affecting album yet. Devastating in one moment, ebullient the next, and yet overcoming any and all obstacles to become a cohesive, succinctly catchy, and uplifting statement of purpose. Church Girls also kick off their Tour To Fest on the 26th October when they hit the Carolinas for the opening three dates, the tour hits the The Fest on the 29th October and then runs through to the 5th November when they appear at DC’s Quarry House.

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“A friend came to stay with me seeking respite from a brutal divorce. We were days away from our recording session, needing lyrics for the instrumental demo we’d worked on as a band. The song is for him, but about the collapse of any relationship where you find yourselves endlessly repeating the same unhealthy patterns. Our producer John Pfiffner really helped shape the melodies for the song and we’re incredibly proud of how it turned out. I sent it to Dave Schiffman on a whim, who I’m a huge fan of, and was thrilled that he was down to mix it.” (vocalist Mariel Beaumont)