Scene News: Rachel Maria Cox Launch I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings EP this July

Rachel Maria Cox launch their I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings EP this July.

The EP will be released on Sad Grrrls Club records on Thursday July 28th, with Cox embarking on an 8-date tour to promote the launch. Accompanying them on the NSW dates will be label-mate Antonia Susan, a Blue Mountains based newcomer whose debut album was released by the label at the start of June. The tour will also see Cox playing with the likes of Raave Tapes’ Joab Eastley, HANNAHBAND, Jess Locke, June Jonesof Two Steps On The Water, Bec Stevens and The Girl Fridas.

rachel maria coxThe EP itself explores Cox’s struggles in the last year with mental illness, specifically Borderline Personality Disorder, Social Anxiety and Anorexia and Bulimia, which Cox was hospitalised for at the end of last year. In a statement on their Facebook page last year, Cox came clean about their eating disorder and admitted “I know I need to stop so that I can get on with my life, but I simply can’t”. The track Weighty was written during their inpatient treatment, and Zips, Netflix and Dinner For Six deals with the aftermath of treatment. “After treatment I got stuck in a really bad period of not wanting to leave the house, not wanting people to see me after I gained some weight back” Cox explains, “so I just stayed in and binge watched true crime documentaries and awful romantic comedies, and my bulimia got worse rather than better”.

It’s otherwise been a massive year and a half for Cox. Since the release of their debut EP, Home, in February of last year, they founded Sad Grrrls Club and co-ordinated and performed at all 11 dates of Sad Grrrls Tour 2015. They’ve played alongside acts like Georgia Maq (Camp Cope), Jess Locke, Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb), Jamie Hay, Lincoln Le Fevre, Jen Buxton, Lucy Wilson (The Sugarcanes), and Clea, among others.

I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings was recorded at Sawtooth Studios in Newcastle by Oliver Young, with additional recording being done by Rachel Maria Cox in their garage. Cox plays synth bass on the record, with Jack Lundie (Solo performer and Adeline Pines guitarist) playing rhythm guitar, Brayden “Boots” Porter on lead guitar and Oliver Young (Nailhouse) on drums. The EP will be available for digital download from sadgrrrlsclub.bandcamp.com on Thursday July 28th with a limited run of cassettes also available.

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rachel maria cox tourSad Grrrls Club Presents

Rachel Maria Cox – I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings Tour -with Antonia Susan

Thursday July 28th – The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle

With Joab Eastley (Raave Tapes) and Aitah

Friday July 29th – Jane’s, Wollongong

With Fruit and Moons Of Venus

Sunday July 31st – Blackwire Records, Sydney

With HANNAHBAND and Marina Mitchell

Monday August 1st – Old Bar, Melbourne*

With Jess Locke, June Jones (Two Steps On The Water) and Astrid&

Tuesday August 2nd – Workers Club, Melbourne*

With The Girl Fridas and more TBA

Thursday August 4th – Melbourne St Laundromat, Adelaide*

With Bec Stevens, If I Were A Boy and Heath Anthony

Saturday August 6th – House Show, Canberra

With Helena Pop and Swoon Queen

*Antonia Susan Not Appearing

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Tour/Release Dates:

I Just Have A Lot Of Feelingsreleased through Sad Grrrls Club on Thursday 28th July.

Sad Grrrls Club Presents

I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings EP Launch Tour

THU 28/7 – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle

With Joab Eastley (Raave Tapes), Aitah and Antonia Susan

FRI 29/7 – Jane’s, Wollongong
With Fruit, Moons Of Venus and Antonia Susan

SUN 31/7 – Blackwire Records, Sydney
With HANNAHBAND, Jamie Hay, Antonia Susan and Marina Mitchell

MON 1/8 – The Old Bar, Melbourne
With Jess Locke, June Jones (Two Steps On The Water) and Astrid&

TUE 2/8 – The Worker’s Club, Melbourne

With The Girl Fridas (August Residency)

THU 4/8 – Melbourne St Laundromat, Adelaide

Sad Grrrls Fest Melbourne 2016

Saturday October 1st at The Reverence Hotel, Footscray

Jaala, Jess Ribeiro, Camp Cope, Simona Castricum, Alex Lahey, Miss Destiny, Dark Fair, Kt Spit, Claws & Organs, Beloved Elk, The Girl Fridas, Chelsea Bleach, Shiny Coin, Denim Owl, Dogood. Plus Acoustic Artists: Stellar Addiction, Rin McArdle, Rachel Maria Cox, Samara Cullen, Sandy Hsu, Eli Cash & Jo Neugebauer.

Tickets available from sadgrrrlsclub.com

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