“Blending the AM-radio aesthetic of Ariel Pink with FM-fidelity 80s pop” The Guardian
“Pizzagirl makes music that sounds like all your fave 80s movies” Noisey
“ambitious ’80s-tinged pop” NME – “wonderfully breezy escapism” DIY
“retro excellence” Highsnobiety – ‘long lost soundtrack to an 80s John Hughes film’ The Sunday Times
Re-commissioned for the season 2 EP mere months after his debut dropped early this year,Pizzagirl releases 6 more 80s-tinged bedroom-pop gems into the ether, bringing his track output to a round dozen is as many months as an artist.
Another clear manifestation of his vision, and the niche space he’s occupying between 80s teen-film nostalgia, 90s dial-up internet culture and the modern meme age, the EP owes as much toPhil Collins and Janet Jackson as it does to fellow purveyors of wide-eyed bedroom-pop,Clairo, Boy Pablo, Gus Dapperton.
From the confines of his bedroom studio (AKA The Beatzzeria) in Liverpool, Pizzagirl’s musical mind wanders through the decades and over the Atlantic. Capturing the wistful, romantic reminiscence and coming-of-age sentiment in classic Brat Pack era films it’s as though Pizzagirlhas planted himself as a character in a John Hughes screenplay.
Sophomore EP season 2 is the follow up to acclaimed debut EP An Extended Play, released at the top of the year. This earned Pizzagirl numerous not-so-secret admirers. Champions come in the form of Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Lauren Laverne and more across the airwaves, as well as The Guardian, Noisey, DIY, Highsnobiety and more. With a tour supporting Her’s up and down the land to boot, there are multiple levels to the ever-growing platform from which Pizzagirlcan now dive further into the cosmos.
He maintains his flair for channelling through his music and visuals the extroversion of 80s electronica, late 90s internet culture and US East Coast sad-indie introversion, calling to mind the likes of Porches, Frankie Cosmos both in esoteric sound and DIY work ethic.
Overall it’s a small operation. With the help of a thrown together flatpack mini studio, Pizzagirlwrites, records and produces all of his music and visuals from the comfort of his home. His best mate shoots his videos and his mum takes his press shots.
As a victory lap around the release, Pizzagirl will be taking his show on the road with a series ofUK tour dates through December, standing solo on stage, accompanied only by his trusty laptop, guitar and sequencer. Catch him displaying the lonesome idiosyncrasies of an introvert married with the larger than life extroverted nature implied by his eccentric, zany and often pensive pop tunes.
season 2, the new EP from Pizzagirl, is out now via Heist or Hit.
1st Dec – Sound Basement, Liverpool
3rd Dec – The Louisiana, Bristol
5th Dec – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton
6th Dec – The Lexington, London