Sisters Deliah and drummer Ursula recently become a duo after bassist and cousin Amelia left the band, but even as a double act, their grungey, disembowelling alt-rock teems with blazing girl-gang mentality and still packs a sucker punch to the gut. Tracks from their debut, Heavy Flow, combine sneering political angst and feminist fire, tackling social pressures with a special ire reserved for unobtainable standards of female beauty - even the band’s name is an attempt to relegate search engine results for a "skinny girl diet" from the face of the internet. As for the duo themselves, they come across like kind the mates you’d want to have in your corner. Deliah's raw Courtney Love-esque yowl turns to a lacerating shriek that blast the crowd on brash, unapologetic screamer “Teenage Wolfpack” while her guitar work on “Lazy Eye” shrugs with '90s slacker cool. On new tracks “Outsider” and “Ideal Woman” her lip is curled with ice-queen impenetrability. Next to her, Ursula is smacking her drum kit with such ferocity it will have anyone stupid enough to think girls should be seen and not heard making an almighty racket positively quaking in their boots. At a time when shouts against misogyny, body shaming and female inequality couldn’t be louder, SGD are exactly the kind of voices we want, and need, in the mix.

Setlist

Okay

Human zoo

Ideal Woman

Warrior queen

Lazy eye

Witch of the waste

Fire

Yeti

Teenage Wolfpack

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