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Guilty About Girls

21 May 2010 No Comment

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Guilty About Girls new single: Candy Candy

I have to admit, that Vancouver musical movement never cease to amaze me. This duo reminds me a lot of Jesus and Mary Chain, although they say their influences include New Order, Pavement and the Velvet Underground. The band consists of  Jordy Birch, Vocals, Guitar etc. and Mark R Henning Keys, Programming etc. The new single starts like Lou Reed and the chorus is totally New Orderish. The video is very simple, shot in black and white, totally brit pop and it includes a female singer making angelical chorus.

I think I met Mark when I was making an interview with Sex with Strangers, they share the same label, Empire Boutique. But I might have been a little distracted with the beer and the camera, but their band is great. and the new EP is coming out this month with this song Candy Candy as the single.

Here is the video:

Here is the bio

Guilty About Girls is the latest formation of former Pure members Jordy Birch and Mark Henning.  Though the two had not worked together since 1995, they found a very comfortable and productive session turned into a new band, with the first EP being released on October 1st-2008.

Birch and Henning were both founding members of 90’s alternative rock group Pure.  Together they released two albums and one ep, however “creative differences” lead to Henning leaving the band in 1994.  Birch continued on to release two more albums until suspending Pure in 2000, he then went  on to release a solo album, The Fun Machine (Virgin Canada) in 2002, which garnered the top 10 single Moola Moola.   Henning had departed from Pure after a final performance at the Starfish Room on new year’s eve 1995.  He formed the short lived power pop group Blisterene which was disbanded in 1998 after the departure of drummer Tariq Khan.   Focusing on studio work for the next decade he engineered many local Vancouver bands until 2005 when he turned his focus to his own music again in the duo Combine the Victorious.

In the summer of 2007 Jordy and Mark tried their hand at playing together again, joined by Lucas T Poth on drums.  The experiment led to them recording a set of 2 minute indie pop songs and they began performing around Vancouver in the spring of ’08.  The first few songs from those sessions, recorded at Imagined Aire Studio were collected together for the debut release from Guilty About Girls: EP1.   The song Karaoke With Me was selected as track of the Day on the CBC Radio 3 podcast.

Currently Birch and Henning have completed a follow up collection titled “VRGN ANGL MTRL LUV”.   A departure from EP1, the new songs represent something closer to “grunge house” than indie rock.  Expect the second release May 5th 2009 on the Boutique Empire label.

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