Girlpool announce ‘Before The World Was Big’ video and debut album on Wichita Recordings

By on May 18, 2015

Girlpool have shared a music video for the lead single and title track from their debut LP, “Before The World Was Big.”  The video features the band frolicking around Coney Island.  The Philadelphia by way of Los Angeles duo are following up their critically acclaimed self-titled EP with the release of Before The World Was Big on June 2nd via Wichita Recordings.  The album is available for pre-order now, digitally and physically.


Girlpool have also announced tour dates that include Summer dates in London, record release shows in LA and NY, a performance at FYF Fest and a Fall European tour. All dates below.




photo by Craig Scheihing


6/7 London, EN @ Dalston Roof Gardens

6/9 London, EN @ Rough Trade East

6/10 London, EN @ Electric Ballroom *

7/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts ^

7/7 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %

8/8-9 Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest

8/23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

9/4 Bristol, EN @ Exchange
9/6 Dorset, EN @ End Of The Road Festival
9/8 Manchester, EN @ Deaf Institute
9/9 Glasgow, SC @ Broadcast
9/10 Leeds, EN @ Brudenell Social Club
9/11 Birmingham, EN @ Hare And Hounds
9/12l Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
9/14 Brighton, EN @ The Hope
9/15 London, EN @ Scala
9/16 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
9/18 Cologne, DE @ King Georg
9/20 Tilberg, NE @ Incubate Festival

9/21 Berlin, DE @ Monarch
9/25 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival


* w/ Waxahatchee

^ Record Release Show w/ Stephen Steinbrink and Michael Vidal

% w/ Alex G and Frankie Cosmos



Born and raised in Los Angeles, Girlpool is a Philadelphia based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). The two met at Los Angeles DIY venue the Smell and quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Cleo and Harmony use this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable yet powerful lyrics.


After releasing their self-titled EP, Girlpool relocated to Philadelphia at the end of 2014 looking for change of pace and scenery. There they recorded their debut LP, Before The World Was Big, with Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin’. Engineer behind Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt, Radiator Hospital’s Torch song, etc). Before The World Was Big explores the concepts of growth, friendship, and the interaction between identity and environment. The introspective-punk duo captures growing pains and existential quandaries with a honest and true intention.



Time Magazine Musical Artist to Watch in 2015


New York Times Highlight of 2014


Rolling Stone Top 25 Songs of 2014


“If rebellion had a sound, I imagine it would end up sounding a lot like Girlpool… It’s punk in the best sense of the word: fresh, raw, and uncompromising.” –Stereogum


“Their voices challenge each other in a back-and-forth battle of scream and song, separately unique and together defiant.  It’s a magnetic combination that’s impossible to ignore.” –

Paste Magazine


before the world was big




JUNE 2 2015



  1. Ideal World
  2. Dear Nora
  3. Before The World Was Big
  4. Chinatown
  5. Cherry Picking
  6. Magnifying Glass
  7. Crowded Stranger
  8. Pretty
  9. Emily
  10. I Like That You Can See It






Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.