Girli

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Girli
Birth nameMilly Toomey
Born6 December 1997 (1997-12-06) (age 21)
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitegirlimusic.com

Milly Toomey[1] (born 6 December 1997),[2] known professionally as Girli (stylised in all caps), is an English singer, songwriter and rapper.[3][4][5] Based in London, she has released a number of singles and EPs, that The Guardian has described as veering "between PC Music, bubblegum pop, punk and rap, each one treading a line between catchy and deliberately discomforting."[4] Much of her music is about feminism, sexuality and queer culture, and mental health.[6][7][8] In April 2019, Girli released her debut studio album, Odd One Out, on PMR Records.

Life and career[edit]

Girli is from north west London.[9][10][11] She was born in 1997[12] and went to school to the East London Arts & Music college in Stratford, which she graduated from in 2016.[3][13] Girli began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and performing in the indie rock band Ask Martin, before she got noticed by BBC Radio 1 and starting her solo career in 2014.[1]

Girli previously performed on stage with DJ Kitty (Rosalie Sylvia Fountain).[14] In 2016, Girli toured the UK throughout September and October supporting musician Oscar.[15][16] She took part in stylist Louby McLoughlin's project OKgrl, a fashion and music platform, and Kirsti-Nicole Hadley's GRL PWR, a female-only arts collective.[9]

In 2017, Girli released the Feel OK EP,[17] supported Declan McKenna around the UK and performed at Latitude Festival.[18] She also had a headline UK tour, titled "Hot Mess", in support of an EP of the same name which was released in October 2017 and showed elements of pop punk.

In 2018, Girli performed at the MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling festival.[19] In 2019, she released the single "Deal With It" and released her debut studio album, Odd One Out.[20] In July 2019, Girli released the single “Up & Down”.

Personal life[edit]

Girli is a feminist and she describes her own sexuality as pansexual.[21]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Odd One Out

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Feel OK
Hot Mess

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"So You Think You Can Fuck With Me Do Ya"[25] 2015 Non-album
singles
"Girls Get Angry Too"[26] 2016
"Girl I Met On The Internet"[27]
"Not That Girl"[28] 2017 Feel OK
"Play It Cool"[29] 2018 Non-album
single
"Day Month Second"[30] Odd One Out
"Young"[31]
"Deal With It (Just Kiddin Remix)"[32] 2019

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Breaking My Phone"[33]
(Oscar Scheller featuring Girli)
2016 Non-album
singles
"Mr 10pm Bedtime"[34]
(Girli vs. The Tuts)
2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GIRLI | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "20 today.", @GIRLImusic / Twitter, 6 December 2017. Accessed 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Garland, Emma (22 September 2015). "We Spoke to GIRLI, London's Teenage Answer to Brooke Candy, About Her New Track "ASBOys"". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b Pollard, Alexandra (28 September 2016). "Girli: 'If everyone likes you it means you're inoffensive'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  5. ^ Edgington, Eloise (14 July 2016). "Meet London's Pink-Haired, Hyper Pop Rapper Princess GIRLI". Paper. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  6. ^ Turner, Abi (8 June 2019). "Girli, London-Based Feminist Singer, On Her Sexuality and the LGBTQ+ Community". Keke Magazine. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  7. ^ Damshenas, Sam (16 April 2019). "GIRLI is using her platform to ignite conversations around feminism, sexuality and mental health". Gay Times. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Courtney E. (16 November 2017). "GIRLI Is Using Pop Music To Create A Massive Shift In How We Talk About Gender". Refinery29. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  9. ^ a b Walker, Lily (2 March 2016). "Girli". Wonderland. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  10. ^ Jones, Daisy (2015). "Ten artists you should be listening to in 2016". Dazed. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  11. ^ Milton, Jamie (19 February 2016). "Interview: GIRLI: "I want people to feel uncomfortable!"". DIY. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  12. ^ Lynette Nylander, "class of 2016: 10 things you need to know about girli", i-D, 24 November 2015. Accessed 18 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Alumni". ELAM. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Here's a completely rando interview with Girli + DJ Kitty". Beat. 5 May 2016. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  15. ^ Bartleet, Larry (19 September 2016). "New Music Of The Day: GIRLI – 'Girl I Met on the Internet'". NME. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  16. ^ Hunt, El (6 October 2016). "Watch: GIRLI throws a house party for 'Girl I Met On The Internet'". DIY. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Feel Ok - EP by GIRLI". Genius. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  18. ^ "GIRLI is off on tour with Declan McKenna in May". DIY. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  19. ^ "GIRLI on Instagram: "PLAYING THE COOLEST SHOW THIS WEEKEND!!! so excited to be performing at MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling Music Festival this weekend. tickets…"". Instagram. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  20. ^ "GIRLI to Release Debut Album 'Odd One Out' This Spring". DIY. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  21. ^ Turner, Abi (8 June 2019). "Girli, London-Based Feminist Singer, On Her Sexuality and the LGBTQ+ Community". Keke Magazine. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Odd One Out – Album by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Feel OK – EP by Girli on Amazon". Amazon. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Hot Mess – EP by Girli on itunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  25. ^ "So You Think You Can Fuck With Me Do Ya by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Girls Get Angry Too by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Girl I Met On The Internet by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Not That Girl by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  29. ^ "Play It Cool by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  30. ^ "Day Month Second by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  31. ^ "Young by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  32. ^ "Deal With It (Just Kiddin Remix) by Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  33. ^ "Breaking My Phone by Oscar Scheller feat. Girli on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  34. ^ "Mr 10pm Bedtime by Girli vs The Tuts on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

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