Glowing reviews from the usually cynical music press lead some to proclaim The SoapGirls as claimants to other South African mega-stars – Die Antwoord’s throne… I can fully see this, the girls are raw, gutsy and a little crazy, in a good way.
‘Bad Bitch’ is the epitome of pop punk, it has guitars, a sassy melody and quirky lyrics that you can’t help but sing along to.
It takes me back to my teenage years where I listened to the likes of Avril Lavigne, Blink 182, Sum 41 and other similar bands, but this is the first time in a long time I have heard two girls successfully master the art of pop punk.
The video is just great too, the girls look great and sound great, it is a black and white video with just the colour red highlighted, this works really well and adds to the punk affect. The single ‘Bad Bitch’ was written after the girls suffered an unprovoked attack at a gig in Hastings, where someone threw fake blood over the girls damaging equipment and burning their eyes, it made them stronger than ever though and hasn’t put them off of performing – I have heard some wild things about their performances, such as performing topless, fish eyes and pubic hairs – it all adds to the ‘Punk’ effect…
Although just the mention of fish eyes, seems to make me feel a little queasy, but having said that, I would love to hear ‘Bad Bitch’ performed live.
Check the video here:
Also to highlight and emphasise on why I want to see them live, check out this video of them performing: