Currently working on album number seven, Kansas-born London-based artist Piney Gir has now shared a wonderfully uplifting new offering.
Inspired by taking risks and living life on the edge, ‘Dreamcatcher’ is propelled by swirling, uptempo melodies interwoven with funk-fuelled beats, creating a truly glorious slice of psychedelic art-pop. Filled with Piney Gir’s rich, luscious vocals alongside layers of shimmering orchestration – including groovy blasts of saxophone (courtesy of Sweet Baboo) – it combines sunny, nostalgic surf-rock vibes with its own fresh energy, oozing an effervescent glow that’ll make you want to get up and follow your dreams immediately. A perfect motivational anthem.
Of the track, Piney Gir explains:
“I wrote Dreamcatcher when I was in a dark place, it seemed like absolutely everything had gone wrong… Outwardly I was projecting the usual cheery Piney because that’s what everyone expects from me, but I was the lowest of the low; the lowest I’ve ever been, pretending to be happy was making that isolation even worse. The only way I know how to cope with that emotion is to channel it into something creative and my default setting is hopeful, I am always looking for the silver lining no mater how dark the clouds are…Music is my mental health stabiliser, I feel very lucky to have it as an outlet.”
Featuring members of Gaz Coombes’ band, as well as Tom Greenhalf (Man Without Country) and Sweet Baboo, ‘Dreamcatcher’ is out 12th October.
As well as having music as an outlet, it seems Piney Gir is a woman of many talents, being set to release her own punk zine recipe book this month. A solution to late night trips to the chippy after gigging, rehearsing, or general music-related activities, ‘Drunk Cookery’ is the perfect companion for any of us indie rock chicks who also want to eat well!
Catch Piney Gir live (singing or cooking) at the following dates:
4th October – Truck Records instore, Oxford
10th October – Drunk Cookery demonstration – We Built This City shop, London
15th October – Sebright Arms, London (headline show)
20th October – Ritual Union Festival, O2 Academy, Oxford