With Petrol Girls’ UK tour set to open in Newport tonight, the band have revealed the video for their single Monstrous.

Petrol Girls are set to headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 18 January.

Monstrous has been filmed by Martyna Wisniewska over tours with Refused and Thrice and La Dispute, showing a portrait of Petrol Girls on tour.  The video features footage both on and off stage.

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Speaking about the track, vocalist Ren Aldridge explained that Monstrous “is about feeling mined and drained and too much and not enough and, ultimately, monstrous. It’s also about how I sometimes feel on stage or on social media. Sometimes I find fronting a feminist band too much pressure from too many different directions.”

As well as this month’s headline tour of the UK and Ireland, Petrol Girls will be headlining mainland Europe in February and they’re getting set to visit North America for the first time, where they’ll be playing SXSW and New Colossus.

Petrol Girls have featured on an array of Best of 2019 lists.  Their recent album Cut & Stitch garnered huge critical acclaim, with the release covered a variety of issues from the environment to mental health.  As Ren explains, “Cutting and stitching is a process that can go on indefinitely – stitches are easily unpicked, new shapes can be cut, everything can be rearranged. We cut our patches off of old clothes and sew them onto something else. Continuity is an idea that underpins the record, from ‘the sound does not arrive’ to ‘we’re not finished, we never fucking will be.’”

When do Petrol Girls headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute?

Petrol Girls headline at the Deaf Institute Manchester on 18 January 2020.