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Telling it like it is, with no need to dress it up ; OneGirlOneBoy

June 21, 2013


NOTTINGHAM duo OneGirlOneBoy launch a self-titled seven track EP on Tuesday at the Rescue Rooms. It was recorded with Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Spiritualized) and sits somewhere between Goldfrapp and Garbage. We write music that makes people sit up and think; something they can relate to, says OneBoy aka Chris Howarth (OneGirl is Natasha Miller).

What's with the name? It's the essence of the band, so no need to dress it up with something that sounds fancy but means nothing.

What is the history of OneGirlOneBoy? We both were in a band called Patchwork Grace and when that fell apart we decided to embark on a new project together. We had written a song (This One Boy), which was intended for Patchwork but was a very different style. We decided to use that for the basis of OneGirlOneBoy. We've been performing since September and it's been a bit of a whirlwind; writing, gigging, recording. It's been great to receive recognition from organisations like DHP and Nusic at such an early stage and we're excited for the months ahead.

You recorded the EP with Gavin Monaghan. How was that? He's produced records for Spiritualized, Robert Plant and Terry Hall and that was an amazing experience.

The music speaks for itself.

Describe your sound. I'm sure every band wants to say that their sound is indescribable, but if we had to label what we do it might be indie, pop, rock and new wave or a combination of those but with a dark edge.

Who are your biggest influences? OneGirl is into Joy Division and Queens of the Stone Age and OneBoy likes anything from Guns N' Roses to Justin Bieber. We both have big love for Fleetwood Mac and The Doors.

What should we expect at one of your gigs? Art, performance, passion and beautiful music.

Other Notts artists you rare? Band of Jackals, Georgie Rose, Jamie Moon, The Gorgeous Chans, Saint Raymond...

Anything else? Keep your eyes peeled for a brand new video for Wasted and we'll be giving away gig tickets and other signed fanclub paraphernalia on our social networking sites.

OneGirlOneBoy play the Rescue Rooms on Tuesday. They'll also join the sizeable line-up of local bands and musicians at the Splendour Festival on July 20. Find out more at

Simon Wilson

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