Gloom Girl MFG Release “Polycrisis” EP

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At the heart of Music City beats a burgeoning music scene far from the machine of its country roots and bachelorette laden honky tonks. Buzzing in gritty clubs and beloved music venues there is a growing new Nashville indie rock movement, stirring the pot of a city in the midst of a musical evolution. And at the forefront, four-piece Gloom Girl MFG are emerging as a force. Led by dynamic singer and lead guitarist Paige MacKinnon, and backed by Ethan Waggoner (rhythm guitar), Stephen Sobolewski (bass guitar) and Connor McCourt (drums), the band combines a familiar nostalgia with an undeniably fresh fusion of punk, grunge and indie rock, channeling the spirit of trailblazers like The Pretenders, PJ Harvey and Sleater-Kinney with the sneering vibrancy of acts like IDLES.

Their mission: to provide a musical escape from global gloom, one with a community around it, fueled by an inclusivity that sedates the increasingly digitally-fueled need to be a part of something tangible, something powerful. It’s this theme that resonates throughout their new EP, Polycrisis. Produced by Brad Shultz (Cage The Elephant), its title projects the concept of separate pieces compounding to form something bigger. That dichotomy is echoed musically within their stabbing modern riot grrrl tracks that juxtapose unsuspectingly against energetic honesty, lyrical depth and a human quality that is all too often absent in heavier music.