hmv's Next Big Thing - December 18, 2019

hmv's Next Big Thing... #250 Girl In Red
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

hmv's Next Big Thing... #250 Girl In Red

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Norwegian singer Girl In Red...


Who Is She?

Girl In Red is 20-year-old Norwegian singer Marie Ulven Ringheim. 

Initially, she began by releasing Norwegian language music to SoundCloud under the moniker of "Lydia X", but then switched to Girl In Red for her release 'I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend'.

That track, a scrappy, sweet and catchy as you like ripper, caught fire online and Ringheim quickly built up an online following.

Taking that following, now she's released two successful EPs and headlined a sold-out European tour that included a packed out Electric Ballroom in Camden. Hopefully, an album will follow in 2020...


What Does She Sound Like?

This is raw, pulsating and headlong-thrust pop-rock. Think Courtney Barnett covering Live Through This Hole with a touch of St Vincent's quirks in there too. 


Why Should I Be Excited?

Energy and passion exude from every part of her songs. It's captivating. 


Can I Hear Something?

Indeed. Her powerhouse new single 'Bad Idea' is below for you:


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