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Black Girls / Bio

Black Girls were born from the putty of their fore fathers and will continue to do so.

Richmond, Virginia's BLACK GIRLS have become a staple in their hometown almost overnight. In a city where there are probably more bands than actual citizens, they have quickly developed a large and dedicated fan base in their short one year history. As editor of RVA Magazine, Andrew Necci puts it, "they have somehow accomplished the impossible in Richmond--they play out more than any band I can think of, yet still bring out legions of fans and musical peers."

The shorthand for their sound is "snuff rock" -- which the band refers to as psychedelic southern soul. On tape, it sounds like Freddie Mercury was raised by swamp people. Onstage, it sounds like Dick Dale playing at the Apollo.

Beginning with the release of a self-titled anthology of collected demos, Black Girls have turned heads up and down the East Coast. As that album went into it's second pressing, they released a vinyl single of “Broadway” as a split with local heavy hitters NO BS! BRASS BAND – the pet project of Bon Iver's horn man, Reggie Pace. Black Girls have shared stages with bands such as Fucked Up, Wavves, Girl Talk, Best Coast, The Alabama Shakes, Soft Landing, Wild Nothing, and Fang Island.

General Info

Band Members
Drew Gillihan- Lead Vocals, Guitar; Stephen Farris IV-Drums, Vocals; Fletcher Babb- Guitar; Jeff Knight- Bass; Mike Bryant- Lead Guitar, Piano
Artist Name
Black Girls
Home Page
Active Since
Pop / Indie Rock / Psychedelic

Contact Info

Richmond, VA
Erica Jacobs