Girli

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Girli
Birth nameMilly Toomey
Born6 December 1997 (1997-12-06) (age 21)
OriginLondon, UK
GenresPop, Electronic, British Rap
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Music Producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Websitehttps://girlimusic.com/

Milly Toomey (born 6 December 1997),[1] better known by the stage name Girli (stylised as GIRLI), is an English singer, songwriter and rapper based in London.[2][3][4]

She has released a number of singles and EPs, that The Guardian described as veering "between PC Music, bubblegum pop, punk and rap, each one treading a line between catchy and deliberately discomforting."[3]

Life and career[edit]

Girli is from north west London.[5][6][7] She was born in 1997[8] and went to school in north London and to the East London Arts & Music college in Stratford, east London, which she graduated from in 2016.[2][9] Girli began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and performing in a rock band Ask Martin before she got noticed by BBC Radio 1 and starting her solo career in 2014.[10] Her stage name “Girli” was inspired by the band Blondie.[10]

Girli performs on stage with DJ Kitty (Rosalie Sylvia Fountain).[11] In 2016 Girli toured the UK throughout September and October supporting musician Oscar.[12][13] 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.[5]

Girli's music influences include M.I.A. (rapper), Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Charli XCX, Tegan and Sara,[14] AlunaGeorge, Hannah Diamond and k-pop.[15] She has been compared to artists such as Lily Allen, Brooke Candy,[16] Charli XCX and Grimes.[10] She is known for her activism and expressing her concerns on issues such as Women's rights and LGBT issues.[17] She wrote her song "Girls Get Angry Too" as a feminist statement.

In May 2017 Girli released the Feel OK EP,[18] supported Declan McKenna around the UK and performed at Latitude Festival.[19] She had her own headline UK tour called the Hot Mess Tour, 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.[20]

Discography[edit]

By Girli[edit]

  • "So You Think You Can Fuck With Me Do Ya" (Pink Plastic, 2015) – single released online
  • "Girls Get Angry Too" (PMR Records, 2016) – produced by Ragz Originale, single released online
  • Girli (PMR Records, 2016) – cassette tape with "So You Think You Can F*ck With Me Do Ya", "ASBOYs" and "ASBOYs (Z Dot and Krunchie Remix)"
  • "Girl I Met On The Internet" (PMR Records, 2016) – single released online
  • "Not That Girl" (PMR Records, 2017) – single released online
  • Feel OK EP (PMR Records, 2017) – EP with "Feel OK" (with Lethal Bizzle), "Not That Girl", and "Find My Friends"
  • Hot Mess - EP (PMR Records, 2017) – EP with "Hot Mess", "Mr 10pm Bedtime", "Neck Contour", and "Can I Say Baby?
  • "Play It Cool" (PMR Records, 2018) – single released online
  • "Day Month Second" (PMR Records, 2018) – single released online
  • "Young" (PMR Records, 2018) – single released online

Appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20 today.", @GIRLImusic / Twitter, 6 December 2017. Accessed 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Pollard, Alexandra (28 September 2016). "Girli: 'If everyone likes you it means you're inoffensive'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ Edgington, Eloise (14 July 2016). "Meet London's Pink-Haired, Hyper Pop Rapper Princess GIRLI". Paper. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b Walker, Lily (2 March 2016). "Girli". Wonderland. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  6. ^ Jones, Daisy (2015). "Ten artists you should be listening to in 2016". Dazed. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  7. ^ Milton, Jamie (19 February 2016). "Interview: GIRLI: "I want people to feel uncomfortable!"". DIY. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  8. ^ Lynette Nylander, "class of 2016: 10 things you need to know about girli", i-D, 24 November 2015. Accessed 18 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Alumni". ELAM. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  10. ^ a b c "GIRLI | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ Bartleet, Larry (19 September 2016). "New Music Of The Day: GIRLI – 'Girl I Met on the Internet'". NME. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  13. ^ Hunt, El (6 October 2016). "Watch: GIRLI throws a house party for 'Girl I Met On The Internet'". DIY. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  14. ^ "We Spoke to GIRLI, London's Teenage Answer to Brooke Candy, About Her New Track "ASBOys"". Noisey. 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  15. ^ "GIRLI - About". GIRLI. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  16. ^ "We Spoke to GIRLI, London's Teenage Answer to Brooke Candy, About Her New Track "ASBOys"". Noisey. 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  17. ^ "From music to politics, GIRLI is sick of young people not being taken seriously". Huck Magazine. 2017-05-25. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  18. ^ "Feel Ok - EP by GIRLI". Genius. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  19. ^ "GIRLI is off on tour with Declan McKenna in May". DIY. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  20. ^ "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 2018-11-18.

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