Goat Girl release new single ‘motorway’

Goat Girl release new single ‘motorway’





Goat Girl – Lottie Pendlebury (she/her), Rosy Jones (they/them) and Holly Mullineaux (she/her) are excited to announce their second track ‘motorway’ taken from their forthcoming third album “Below the Waste” which is being released on Rough Trade Records on June 7th, 2024. The album was co–produced by the band & John Spud Murphy (Lankum & black midi).

The video for ‘motorway’ was directed by world famous choreographer and director Holly Blakey who has worked with Florence & The Machine, Harry Styles and Rosalia amongst others. The dancers are dressed in archival Vivienne Westwood pieces, styled by notable stylist Matthew Josephs. 

Holly Blakey on ‘motorway’ “Goat Girl are some of the coolest and most inspiring people I’ve met recently and it’s been such a huge pleasure to realise this film with them! We wanted to make something that had a continual exasperation to it, rooted in fantasy, slightly broken and a playful reimagining of our ride on the Motorway.

The band spoke about these long drives they would go on as children or on tour and it reminded me of the times in my life when I’ve arrived at places, and also when I’ve left. I suppose in those moments I’m always observing, and when I do that, I find this curiosity into my own life. I guess I wanted to exploit the privacy we assume of our anonymous lives, our obsessions, our avoidance, our need for togetherness.

motorway marks a further delving into a long collaboration with Vivienne Westwood who never fail to arrive at the identity of my characters, be it in my live work or through film.”

Singer Lottie on ‘motorway’, “motorway was born out of a desire to write a song where the main focal point was the voice. In listening to lots of music where the vocal line commanded all the attention through unexpected turns and developing melodies, I (Lottie) knew I wanted to try something similar. I sat with a simple sub bass line and experimented with letting the voice move however it wanted and recorded a video of myself to capture the moment. ‘Driving on the motorway’ were initially the only lyrics I had and would annoy everyone by repeatedly singing them. It became this really catchy riff that found its place as the track’s opening line and of course, main theme. It conjured up feelings of being a kid in the backseat of a car, not knowing where you’re heading but feeling content, or the fleeting moments you spend in new cities, and how the journey rather than destination sometimes feels like the main component.

                Instrumentally writing together, we naturally gravitated to a more electronic sound which suited the pop-esque style of the track. As a band we have a shared love for pop music of the noughties and would reference tracks like Kid Cudi’s Pursuit of Happiness or Day n Nite to try and reflect in the song. We really lent into the epicness of this track and its pop sensibilities, through holly’s melodic sub bass synth that constantly weaves between the vocals, rosy’s drum beats that in their space create heaviness, and the Juno 60 that chimes away throughout the chorus. Whilst leaning in we also wanted to subvert the classic pop ballad trope and include organic instruments, like the air organ that plays the main chords heard in the chorus, placing the sonic in a unique place.”


7th June – Kingston – Banquet

8th June – London – Rough Trade East

9th June – Nottingham – Rough Trade Nottingham + Bear Tree Foundry

9th June – Sheffield – Bear Tree

10th June – Leeds – Crash Records

11th June – Bristol – Rough Trade

12th June – Brighton – Resident Records




8th Oct – France Paris Point Ephémère

9th Oct – Belgium Brussels AB Club

10th Oct – Luxembourg City Rotondes

11th Oct – Germany Nürnberg Pop Festival

12th Oct- Germany Cologne MTC

13 Oct – Germany Berlin Privatclub

14th Oct – Netherlands Utrecht Ekko


21st Nov – Leeds Irish Centre

22nd Nov – Edinburgh La Belle Angele

23rd Nov – Birmingham the Castle & Falcon

27th Nov Southampton Papillon

28th Nov Heaven, London

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