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Repeatedly described as “hard rocking” and “high energy”, Grrlz will be BoiZ is an all female, rock foursome based in Austin, Tx with an “Etheridge-esque rasp in the vocals and a Shirley Manson confidence worn very well on stage." (Bright Knife) Their style, which they describe as “Funk-pop, Roots-rock” pulls from varied influences, filtered down into the lyric driven, heavily rhythmic, pop-rock guitar music that defines them. Music once described as “eclectic, bluesy, danceable rock.” (Joseph Wegesa- blogger)
Deidre Newby writes for q-Notes, "Creativity and innovativeness... True lyricists [with] a unique edge to their rock sound... This rock and roll band is to be taken seriously."
It's been three years since the release of their debut album, Burn Through Me. Through personal growth, musical growth, travels, health scares and hospitals stays, Grrlz will be BoiZ are back with their follow up EP, Almost Home. A short collection of songs they hope will tell you where they've been, what they've learned and most importantly, what they've decided was best to hold on to; love.
The project is shorter this time but laser focused both musically and in it's message. Spanning subjects from mental illness, to marriage equality, to fundamentalist upbringings, lgbt youth, lesbian relationships and sex... this time it's a LOT more personal but the underlying message is still the same; be yourself, embrace yourself, love yourself and love all others you can in life. It's short.
Produced by Thawind Mills at RadioZendo Studios in Austin and mixed and mastered by GWbB’s own Amy Williams, it’s a live studio recording, done in that way to capture some of the energy, soul and magic of live performance that the Grrlz believed was the one thing missing from Burn Through Me.
"If you haven’t heard the musical musings of Grrlz will be BoiZ yet, it’s time you did! Their new album, “Burn Through Me” is pretty fantastic." - Amy Smith LezGoAustin.com
Grrlz will be BoiZ formed in the Spring of 2008. What began as four friends spending time jamming together, grew into more serious writing endeavors and real efforts to bring to an audience, music that could be hard but not abrasive, and be fun while carrying a message. The recurring message being, “be yourself and love yourself.” Following the release of their debut EP, How We Ended Up This Way, and their follow up LP Burn Through Me, GWbB's ability to connect to a wide and diverse audience has allowed them to grow at a fast pace in the regional industry. They’ve earned coveted spots in in the annual FriendsFest Women's Music Festival in Dripping Springs, TX in April ‘09, ‘10 and May '11 the Austin Pride Festival in June 2009, Her HRC, Austin- a national night of celebration for women’s rights in Jan. ‘10, '11, and '12 Lickalotta Festival in Dahlonega GA, May ‘10, the Outlander Festival During Austin Pride in 2011 and in the Spring of '12, Houston Pride 2011, The Invasion of the GoGirls Showcase '11 and the kickoff party for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival -(the biggest and longest running LGBTQI film festival in the Southwest) in Sept. 2009.
Through all they’ve done together thus far and for all they plan going forward, GWbB intends to apply the same messages of self love and perseverance that they deliver to their audience on stage and on the album, Burn Through Me...
“You’re not the only one trying to keep the pace. ‘Cause I’ve had my trials, had people spit in my face. But I know who I am now and it’s made me stronger. You can get there too won’t need that mask any longer. But it all comes down to you.” Mask, GWbB Burn Through Me