Making Waves: Girlhood

Making Waves: Girlhood

Get to know genre-blending East London pair Girlhood in this week's edition of Making Waves.

LABEL: Team Talk Records 
MANAGEMENT: Memphis Management 
TWITTER: @gurlzinthehood 

WHO: Tessa Cavanna and Christian Pinchbeck started Girlhood after meeting when Cavanna wandered past Pinchbeck’s boat on the Regent’s Canal. 

WHAT: Girlhood’s music is super-chilled. If it was a drink, it would be a Tango Ice Blast, if it was an object, it would surely be a hammock. Electronica, hip-hop jazz, soul and R&B are swept up in their easy sound. 

WHERE: The band are based in East London, where they record on the boat. 


Indeed, not enough groups form on the nation’s canal network. Thankfully, Girlhood did, and in the time since the day Pinchbeck first heard Cavanna singing, they’ve built up a head of steam. Lauren Laverne is a fan and their appeal extends beyond BBC Radio 6 Music to Radio 1 and 1Xtra, too. Not many new bands can say that. 


They’ve taken their time with it, but Girlhood’s self-titled debut album is coming out in October. Its 11 songs offer up a heady, immersive mix of Cavanna’s effortless vocal stylings and producer Pinchbeck’s lightness of touch. It may yet float towards the top of 2020’s year-end lists. 

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