Neon Presents - The Soap Girls Supported by Holoson & The Foreign Quarter - 14th October 2017 - Tickets £5 - Doors Open: 7pm
The Soap Girls - Straight from their sell out European tour!
Genre: Revolt Rock
Band Members: Ca(Mille) and Noe(MIE) Debray
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned these road warriors a formidable reputation.
Performing continuously throughout 2016, these fearless French born sisters Ca(Millie) and Noe(MIE) Debray, backed by their strong songwriting abilities, dedication and determination to their craft, have slayed critics and earned a dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, who follow the band across the UK and Europe.
With a venomous swagger and catchy, riff-oriented guitar grind, The SoapGirls released their debut European single Bad Bitch last year and this caustic slice of vitriolic rock’n’roll, was feted by the media and fans alike.
Alluring, hypnotic and nonchalant The SoapGirls originally hail from South Africa where they performed on the street for eight years, and were given their name by the general public. “We have been The SoapGirls since we were 8 and 9 selling hand made soap and street performing for various causes, we did this 365 days of the year for 9 years”.
After quickly gaining the hearts of the masses throughout Cape Town and only aged twelve and thirteen, they had their first real experience in a recording studio and from there they were hooked. Signed by Universal Records at fifteen, in 2011 The SoapGirls released their South African debut album, which topped the domestic charts.
After conquering South Africa The SoapGirls with their thirst for knowledge and justice, wanted to broaden their musical horizons, leading them first to stages in the United States and then the UK and Europe, with a determination to fight against struggle and heartache. The SoapGirls first toured the UK 2015, releasing their first independent well received album Calls For Rebellion, with one critic accurately calling the album “Raw, catchy, anarchistic Rock and Roll.”
Mie on guitar and vocals sets the pace beautifully as she powers through each song with a certain style and grace that captivates every audience.
Her biggest musical influences are Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Heart, Nirvana,The Butthole Surfers and R.E.M and prefers more chilled out melancholy music.
Millie on bass and vocals is influenced by Alice in Chains, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Alanis Morrissette, Hole, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, Napalm Death and L7 and tends to prefer heavy angry music. This is evident in her performance as she connects and hypnotises the crowd.
Bad Bitch saw the girls developing a recognized ‘sound’ with their ever-so-edgy vocals, Mille’s heavy throbbing bass lines and Mie letting rip with searing lead guitar work, creating an insouciant blast of filthy rock’n’roll.
The release of Bad Bitch and their intensive touring schedule saw the band featured in both the Music and National press including the Daily Mirror, while the Bad Bitch was played on BBC Radio and play listed by Planet Rock Radio.
HOLOSON 3 Piece rock band
Alternative hard hitting rock
(Multi battle of the bands winners)
THE FOREIGN QUARTER
4 piece rock band
Hard hitting 4 piece with powerful vocals