club el borracho is proud to present for the first time in Berlin the Atlanta glam/goth sextet Material Girls!
Material Girls only come out at night. The Atlanta sextet indulge in glam and goth while maintaining a percussive no wave edge on their new album Leather. It’s a pointed balan- ce, but the combination comes naturally for these gutter dwelling creatures who cut their teeth on the sweaty Atlanta nightlife, and is enough to summon the ghosts of CBGB and Andy Warhol. The 8 song record explodes with post-modern sleaze and over the course of 30 minutes, the band ride a wave of malaise towards a decrepit paradise.
Their first LP – Leather – is a study in contrasts, an illustration of Material Girls ability to deconstruct the tired tropes of punk while pushing DIY music to new heights of zoned in, drugged out chaos. On the surface, this experiment is artistic and abstract, but the visceral energy of Material Girls leaves no room for hazy intellectualism. They vomit on expectation with makeup smeared faces, toying with desire, and keeping the listener tied up in Leather.
“Leather doesn’t seem motivated by an affection for the past so much as an impulse to burn down rock n’ roll” – Slant Magazine
“Material Girls will not be a sound for everyone, but something tells me that that’s not something they care about. What they do care about is evident and the music they make is evidently a labour of love”. – Back Seat Mafia