Girlpool are a folk-punk duo made up of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker that got its start at Los Angeles’s most famous all-ages, DIY venue: The Smell. Tucker and Tividad played together in a band called Dearest with three other friends until they left to explore their musical chemistry.

At their essence, Girlpool are two best friends singing with emotional honesty and changing rock’n’roll because of it. “Cleo and Harmony are symbols of the rawness and honesty that our entire society lacks,” Willow Smith told The Fader. “They represent a way of being that this generation identifies with on a spiritual and subconscious level. Freeing yourself from ideologies that suffocate your innermost self has always been, and will always be, the wave.” They were also featured in a New York Times playlist titled “Rock’s Not Dead, It’s Ruled by Women.”

Their debut Before The World Was So Big (2015) landed them widespread success in the indie community. The album featured Tucker on guitar and Tividad on bass, both singing with quiet, yet intense, harmony. They are the perfect mix of punk attitude and cutesy folk sound. The album signifies a beginning—a beginning of their adulthood and their musical careers. It is a reflection of growing up and remembering what it was like “before the world was so big.”

Girlpool added a drummer to the lineup for their sophomore album Powerplant (2017). While it allowed them to expand their sound, they never lost focus on the intensity and power their voices have together. The album switched from the introspection and raw feelings of Before The World Was So Big to explore the act of observation.

They hit the Paradise Rock Club stage on Friday, February 9th at 8 PM, and we’re giving away two tickets! Fans of Palehound and Waxahatchee don’t want to miss this show. This giveaway closes Wednesday, February 7th at 10 PM, so get your submission in soon.

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