Their debut EP New Kids In America is out on 16 November.
A call to arms from rock legend Bryan Adams back in 1984 “Everywhere I go, the kids wanna rock” is playing itself out in real time with high-energy, power pop trio, Not Ur Girlfrenz. Barely in their teens, this all-girl, Texan rock outfit are here to prove they mean business – busting out show-stealing performances with their high-energy songs, which cleverly combine instant Pop Punk hooks with timeless old-school songwriting.
Inheriting a love of classic rock bands (the likes of Joan Jett, U2 and Heart) from their parents and combining it with a love of current pop and rock, such as Paramore and Fall Out Boy, Not Ur Girlfrenz – Liv Haynes (13) Guitar & Vocals, Maren Alford (14) Drums, Gigi Haynes (12) Bass – quickly forged their own distinct identity. This soon caught the attention of Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup, who saw an opportunity to work with a promising and exciting new band – something vocalist Liv describes as a “pinch me moment” working alongside one of her musical heroes.
The superstar collaboration opened up exciting new doors – a sold outtour with Bowling For Soup, followed by a slot on the final Cross Country US Vans Warped Tour which saw its founder Kevin Lyman declaring them ‘The future of women in rock or just rock in general’ and earned Not Ur Girlfrenz the title of ‘the Youngest Touring Band in Warped’s 24 year history’!
“You look into the crowd before a show and see some of your biggest influences staring back at you!” reveals Maren about the Warped experience.
With a video filmed throughout the Warped Tour, Not Ur Girlfrenz have released the first single Warped from their upcoming debut EP New Kids In America. The video features cameos from a range of the other superstar acts that were on stage alongside the band including Waterparks, As It Is & Mayday Parade. While it’s obvious the girls mean business, they bring with them an infectious fun and energy that only youth can provide.
Liv Haynes explains a bit about the debut EP: “It’s a little pop, a little punk, and a little alt-rock all mixed together! It reflects the journey we’ve been on as a band and is FULL of variety. We didn’t want to corner ourselves in what we “sound like” because we just write and play what we feel. There’s a song here for everyone!”