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18th April 2023

Join us in welcoming New York four-piece cumgirl8 (aka cg8) to the 4AD fold.

Made up of Lida Fox (bass), Veronika Vilim (guitar), Chase Lombardo (drums) and Avishag Rodrigues (guitar), the quartet come together to make boundaryless, brilliantly chaotic music that pulls from the likes of Cocteau Twins, ESG, Suicide, B-52s, Madonna and more. Their new single ‘cicciolina’ is a perfect introduction, a four-minute cut that encapsulates the raw and daring energy of its namesake, Hungarian-Italian pornstar turned politician Ilona Staller, aka Cicciolina. 

Speaking on the song, cumgirl8 says: Cicciolina is an Italian icon, porn star and former politician that was elected to parliament in the 90s. She advocated for human rights and the eradication of nuclear weapons. Cicciolina said "make sex not war" and used her divine power of femininity to troll the status quo while disrupting it from the inside. We feel her ideals are foundational to the cumgirl8 philosophy of subversive change, peace, and strength in vulnerability. We hope she loves our song, we love her very much. Cicciolina is cumgirl1.

The video directed by Emmie America is an ode to the daring multi-hyphenate. Starring the four girls as their own video-game version of Cicciolina, the members go through levels that get progressively more and more anarchic, finally climaxing at Staller’s infamous run at Parliament.

cumgirl8 will be headlining Moth Club on 9 May and in the coming months will be playing headline shows and festivals across the UK and Europe, including Primavera, The Great Escape, London Calling, and more. They’ll also open for Le Tigre in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston. A full list tour dates is listed below. More information and tickets can be found here.

cumgirl8 2023 Tour Dates

19th - Baby's All Right, Brooklyn, NY, US [DJ SET]
20th - Nublu, Manhattan, NY, US

9th - Moth Club, London, UK
11th - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
12th - Headrow House, Leeds, UK
13th - Justines, Margate, UK
15th - The Joiners, Southampton, UK
17th - Pop Up!, Paris, France
18th - Trepunt, Gent, Belgium
19th - London Calling Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20th - Foul Weather Festival, Le Havre, France 
25th - Wurlitzer Ballroom, Madrid, Spain
26th - Dabadaba, Donostia, Spain
29th - Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain

9th - Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
17th - B-Sides Festival, Kriens, Switzerland
18th - Maifield Derby, Mannheim, Germany

21st - History, Toronto, CA *
22nd - L'Olympia, Montreal, Canada *
24th - Royale, Boston, MA, US *

10th - 11th - Pitchfork Paris, Paris, France

* - with Le Tigre