Petrol Girls

Petrol Girls release new music video for ‘Weather Warning’

Petrol Girls

Having already released its incendiary singles ‘The Sound’ and ‘Big Mouth’, Petrol Girls’ second album is finally here. ‘Cut & Stitch’ is out today via Hassle Records and the band have also revealed a new music video for album track ‘Weather Warning’. “I struggled to put lyrics to this track for a really long time,” admits vocalist Ren. “But following a week of spectacularly shit mental health in the studio, I made it into a motivational sonic kick up the arse and back into action. I personally find a lot of the discourse around mental health a bit claustrophobic and babying, and that contributes to me feeling worse. Independence, activity and purposefulness are what I need to keep my shit together. I wrote this song for myself – if it’s useful for other people that’s cool, but everyone’s different, and I really want to underline that.”

A companion Rough Trade Publishing ‘Edition’, written by Ren, is also available to buy via the band’s official store. It’s a collection of “some of the in-betweens and the afterthoughts of our latest record ‘Cut & Stitch’, from my perspective”, she says. “It’s a chance for me to think about where some of the lyrics have come from, to write in and out of them and make links between them. It’s set out as a series of mini-essays, using cutting and stitching as a way of thinking about topics such as community, building solidarity, resisting perfectionism, emotional labour, gender & craft.” 

Petrol Girls will be touring extensively in the coming months, with shows including in-stores at Rough Trades next week, tours with War On Women and La Dispute, plus appearances at festivals like 2000trees and Roskilde.


27 – Rough Trade Instore, Nottingham
28 – Rough Trade Instore,  Bristol
29 – Rough Trade Instore, London East
31 – New Cross Inn, London (w/ War on Women)
01 – Hell Hath No Fury Fest, Manchester
03 – Autonomour Space, Glasgow (w/ War on Women)
04 – Red Rum, Stafford  (w/ War on Women)
05 – The Cavern, Exeter  (w/ War on Women)
07 – Magasin 4, Brussels BE  (w/ War on Women)
09 – Booze Cruise, Hamburg DE
10 – Bei Chez Heinz, Hannover DE (w/ War on Women)
11 – Underdogs, Prague CR (w/ War on Women)
12 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden DE (w/ War on Women)
13 – AJZ Bahndamm, Wermelskirchen DE (w/ War on Women)
14 – Jugendhaus West, Stuttgart DE (w/ War on Women)
15 – Gibus Club, Paris FR  (w/ War on Women)
16 – Le Farmer, Lyon FR  (w/ War on Women)
18 – Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich CH (w/ War on Women)
19 – EKH, Vienna AT (w/ War on Women)
20 – Kapu, Linz AT (w/ War on Women)
21 – Glockenbachwerkstatt (w/ War on Women)
22 – Bollwerk 107, Moers (w/ War on Women)
28 – Trabendo – Paris, France (w/ La Dispute)
29 – Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, Germany (w/ La Dispute)
30 – Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom (w/ La Dispute)
01 – Saint Luke’s – Glasgow, United Kingdom (w/ La Dispute)
02 – Electric Brixton – London, United Kingdom (w/ La Dispute)
05 – Astra – Berlin – Berlin, Germany (w/ La Dispute)
06 – Roskilde Festival
07 – Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany (w/ La Dispute)
08 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany (w/ La Dispute)
09 – Legend Club – Milan, Italy (w/ La Dispute)
11 – 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham UK
13 – Kliko Fest, Haarlem, NL

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