Formed 2007.

US indie rock band

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Girls were an American indie rock band that formed in San Francisco, California in 2007. The band comprised two key members: Christopher Owens, songwriter and lead singer, and Chet "JR" White, who played bass and produced. The band's sound was heavily inspired by the music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, with their sound being described as lo-fi, surf rock, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, pop rock, country rock and garage rock.

Girls' debut album, Album, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. Their second studio album, 2011's Father, Son, Holy Ghost, was also released to critical acclaim. On July 2, 2012, Owens announced that he was leaving the band and would continue to record as a solo artist.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Father, Son, Holy Ghost

    Father, Son, Holy Ghost 2011

    Reviewed by Darren Loucaides
    A cohesive, polished second collection from the San Francisco band.
  2. Review of Broken Dreams Club

    Broken Dreams Club 2010

    Reviewed by Camilla Pia
    Six-track EP closes with an exhilarating taster of things to come.
  3. Review of Album

    Album 2009

    Reviewed by Rob Webb
    A strong debut boasting a number of surprising twists and stylistic turns.
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