Dublin's September Girls first came to our attention following their releases via HAUS OF PINS, the cassette label created by Subculture faves, PINS. Since then they've released their debut LP 'Cursing The Sea' (last January), with fans that include Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Weatherall and Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion) with their follow up EP, 'Veneer' coming out at the tail end of 2014.
Far from the run of the mill post album EP, made up of tracks that didn't make the album, 'Veneer' is made up of four tracks, each written and sung by a different member of the band. Two of the tracks, 'Veneer' and 'Black Oil' have been welded together into a sort of short film/video. A black and white witchy themed lo-fi trip down the rabbit hole, that suits the reverb heavy tracks perfectly, which you can view below.
The two tracks are described by the corresponding band members thus:
"'Veneer' was written to stand up to the force that stifles creativity and expression. Like a critical voice in your head that tells you you're not good enough, it leaves you feeling empty and useless. 'Seductive veneer' refers to the easy option, which is quitting. I think the message of the song is to ignore that voice and do it anyway" - Caoimhe
Black Oil – Sarah and I started jamming out the music one day in the studio. The imagery in the lyrics came from a couple of places, the first being a dream I had, the second being some crazy stuff I had written down on Christmas night last after a few drinks. The meaning of the lyrics 'if I could swim, I'd be dead by now' is about acceptance of ones own limitations and the realisation that perhaps sometimes your perceived shortcomings can be the thing that saves you" - Paula.