Chicago-trio Horsegirl Release “Billy” and Cement Their Noisy Musical Style
Four singles into their career the Chicago-based trio Horsegirl seem to have come across a recipe for success. Noisy guitars, fuzzy melodies, and the chants of several voices, give their music an undeniable urgency. Billy, their latest release, explores vocals from an almost spoken-word style to punky shouts, while the distorted guitar riffs create a uniformly noisy backdrop for lyrical experiments. The fictional character, Billy, wanders through the mundanities of life but Horsegirl manage to find a creative way to make the small things in life interesting. When writing the track, the trio was influences by New Zealand underground bands from the 90s. “With that scrappiness in mind, we worked the rest of the song out through improvising together, and ‘Billy’ quickly fell into place”, they say about the writing process.