Barren Girls will release Hell Hymns, their debut EP, on 7-inch vinyl and digital on April 2.
Formed in December of 2011, Barren Girls hail from the tight-knit Raleigh, NC, punk scene. Hell Hymns is a collection of four succinct songs that tackle paranoia, heartbreak and other personal issues through the lens of gritty, rowdy garage rock.
Carla Wolff (vocals, guitar) wanted to start an all-girl punk group, so she connected with former bandmate Ash Van Eijk (drums) and friend Jenny Williams (keyboards), who had never taken up an instrument before. They played together as a trio for three months until Fran Araya joined on bass to complete the line-up.