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April 2019

Muncie Girls debut their new track 'Locked Up': "We get trapped by what we don't question"

New album ‘Fixed Ideals’ lands later this month.
Published: 11:31 am, August 02, 2018Words: Sam Taylor.
Muncie Girls debut their new track 'Locked Up': "We get trapped by what we don't question"

Muncie Girls have dropped another taster from their upcoming second album. ‘Locked Up’ follows on from previous cuts 'Falling Down' and ‘Picture of Health’, all taken from ‘Fixed Ideals’, which is set for release on 31st August.

"I’ve never felt like I fit into ‘normal’ life and I often find myself trying to articulate/make sense of it," Lande Hekt tells Fader. "I wrote a list of a lot of things that I find bizarre and overwhelming about (my version of) society that we’re expected to not only accept, but celebrate. It’s kind of depressing really. It has a lot to do with growing up as well and the horrors of being a weird teenage girl.

"The line “I can’t be the only one to see the ghost in the room” is in there because my friend said that she’d heard someone say something similar about veganism. The chorus is about how we get trapped by what we don’t question, but it’s also about the prison system and it’s about being claustrophobic, which was in part inspired by my love of the song 'Franklin Prison Blues' by Onsind. The guitar riff at the start I came up with when I was listening to a lot of the Replacements."

The band are set to head out on tour later this year. You can also find more about the record in the August issue of Upset, out now.

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