Song of the Day: Murder Club – ‘Pictures of Myself’

Murder Club
Photo Credit: Tom Damsell

Taking influence from names such as Hole and Boygenius, Newport’s Murder Club blend a riot-grrrl-informed attitude with earworm indie pop gems. Don’t believe us? Just take one listen to ‘Pictures of Myself’ and you’ll soon see what we mean.

With its sugary harmonies, indie guitars, and infectious chorus, Murder Club provide a fizzy, fun, and contemporary twist to riot-grrrl indie-punk, which they’ve dubbed “Sugarpunk”. Drawing from shared experiences, as well as a mutual love for the Ramones and The Shangri-La’s, ‘Pictures of Myself’ proves to be a sassy, addictive tune.

“Pictures of Myself is an anthem for the folks who like to take their time when they’re getting ready. We will not be rushed!” reveals bass player and vocalist Kristy Cromwell. “We cover the big issues. Was cutting bangs a bad idea? Am I too old to wear these heels?? What is the best light for my selfie? In all seriousness, getting ready for a night out is a holy act. Whether alone or with your besties, it is a rite of passage to have fun and panic in equal measure. Is it better than the night out itself? That’s a personal decision.”

‘Pictures of Myself’ is taken from their upcoming ‘The Night Out’ EP. As ‘Pictures of Myself’ demonstrates, it promises to see Murder Club explore the realities of being a 21st-century woman with hints of honesty, humour, and bravery. From getting ready (see the video below) through to a drink-fuelled argument of the century at the end of the night, Murder Club

Since forming during lockdown just over four years ago, the quartet completed by Ellie Couburn (guitar, vocals), Elisha Djan (drums), and Lily Gray (synth, vocals) have toured throughout the South East. During that time, they’ve played alongside Shit Present, The Nightmares, and Algernon Cadwalader.

24th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (supporting Skating Polly)
2nd Indie Pop All dayer – Firebug, Leicester
27th Le Pub, Newport (supporting Fresh)
11th DeadPunk All dayer – Various Venues, Bristol

‘Pictures of Myself’ by Murder Club is out now on Venn Records.

Find Murder Club on: Facebook | Instagram | X (formerly Twitter) | Bandcamp

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