Theoretical Girl is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Southend-on-Sea who makes electro-folk-pop on her 8-track in her bedroom. She has been doing so since 2006.
Theoretical Girl has released six limited edition singles, It's All Too Much (Fake Product), Red Mist (Half Machine Records), The Hypocrite and Another Fight both on Salvia/XL Recordings and Rivals and Red Mist both on (Memphis Industries) all to high critical acclaim. Also out is a limited edition 7" split covering a Tokyo Police Club song 'Nursery, Academy', available exclusively from Pure Groove and a Japan only release of acoustic versions of 'The Boy I Left Behind' and 'I Should Have Loved You More'.
In August 2009, Theoretical Girl released her debut album Divided on Memphis Industries and garnered some rave reviews including an 8/10 review in NME and Clash Magazine.
Having gigged tirelessly throughout Europe and the world over the past three years, including a short tour of Japan and Hong Kong and an appearance at SXSW Festival, Theoretical Girl, armed either with just her guitar and backing tracks, accompanied by a string quartet or backed by her band 'The Equations', has built up a formidable following, and an impressive list of bands she’s played with – Robyn, The XX, Little Boots, Maximo Park, Kate Nash, Lethal Bizzle, Calvin Harris, Good Shoes, Metric, amongst many others.
A selection of press reviews…
“….goth-pop genius….” - NME
"…lovely…" - NEU MAGAZINE
"…..stone cold brilliant…." - NME
“this is a recipe for truly amazing, joyous and heavenly simplistic music.” - ARTROCKER
"she's totally genius" - THE PIX
"the brilliant Southend siren" - THE SUNDAY TIMES
“inventive, idiosyncratic and utterly loveable” - MAPS MAGAZINE
“a mix of minimalism and arty sensuality……she’s a pop sensation in waiting.” - GOD IS IN THE TV ZINE
"….immensely talented singer and songwriter…." - MAPS MAGAZINE
“disturbing yet addictive” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“fabulous” - FACT MAGAZINE
“a perfect pop song" - MUSIC WEEK
"more colour and innocence than a stick of her home-cultured Southend rock" - GIGWISE
"there are seeds here that could become something for this country to be very proud of" - MUSIC OMH
"simple, clever and chic……a Chanel suit of a pop track" - ROCKFEEDBACK.COM
"….it is a mystery why anyone in a position to do so has not already signed her up after seeing her play live…..4/5" - THE GUARDIAN
"….takes the girl singer-songwriter to a new level over and above many of her contemporaries……." - FLUX MAGAZINE
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