ALBUM REVIEW: Petrol Girls – Baby | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 24.06.22





Petrol Girls’ third album is a more immediate affair than their intensely personal sophomore record. Tracks like Fight For Our Lives recapture Ren Aldridge at her angriest, demanding change to disturbing femicide trends rather than getting lost in the grief.

It’s a more melodious album too. Baby, I Had An Abortion is like the angrier sister of Emmy The Great’s We Almost Had A Baby, both songs made all the more disturbing by their poppy hook-laden choruses. The confrontational Preachers challenges those in glass houses in a time of cancel culture and comments sections, whilst on the high adrenaline Sick & Tired, the band have never felt so vibrant and fresh, confirming there’s still plenty of fuel in their fire.  


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