Heenan's comparisons to Emily Haines are numerous as are girlongirl's to
"the riffy melodic sound of Weezer and the lyrical delivery of The Weakerthans... There is something awesome to be said about a humble band like girlongirl that looks so modest, yet plays with such a loud intensity."
girlongirl is jangle pop experimentation, smothered with grunge and turned way up.
girlongirl (Toronto) arose naturally out of two girls doing what they love. Lauren Heenan (vocals/guitar) and Katie Rawn (drums/vocals) began playing together as a duo in 2011 - hidden away, honing their loud and thunderous sound out of nothing more than a need to be doing just that. When someone heard them through the wall and asked if they wanted play a show, well - they thought that was a great idea. And here we are today. Their tight knit bond can be witnessed on and off stage and has allowed them to musically cement themselves together. 2016 brought the release of their first EP "Jam Candy" and the only addition that could ever make sense, Brandon Heenan (bass/vocals). Even in a simple three-piece form, girlongirl is a multidimensional audioscape.
2016 continued to be a big year for the band - playing at CMW, winning Toronto’s Best Indie Band at the prestigious Toronto Independent Music Awards – as selected by jury members; (Alan Cross, Nicole Fiorentino/The Smashing Pumpkins, Tyler Tasson/A&R at ole — among others) and playing dozens of gigs throughout Ontario.
"...this was a pleasure to listen to. It reminds me of everything I love about music.”
– Errant Entertainment