If you thought So Solid Crew had a lot of members, wait until you meet Gaggle, the 20-strong girl group.
Ever find yourself wondering what a 20 woman performance art/pop band/alternative choir/girl gang might sound like? It’s a query that plagues us every day. Founded by triple threat artist, director and producer Deborah Coughlin, the small army of ladies have performed at Bestival and the Royal Albert Hall and on Later…With Jools Holland.
“Future”, is the first Gaggle song to use multiple solos and one of their first releases since their 2o12 debut ‘From the Mouth of the Cave’ along with “Make Love Not War”, both taken from the EP of the same name. Chief of the gals Deborah explains the meaning behind the track, “‘Future’ is a Utopian dream – where there’s economic justice, no warmongerers and it’s ok to drink wine in the morning – though in a future that’s so beautiful why would you want to? We’re hoping that at the upcoming election the UK votes in politicians who value human beings over business – that values humans full stop, and feels compassion for people who find life fucking hard, for whom life is the opposite of a dream, a dystopian nightmare. The video is by Louise O’Connor, a Gaggle and amazing artist.”
We like the sound of all of that, especially drinking wine in the morning, we might start that tomorrow. The politics will probably take a little longer, but here’s hoping. We grabbed as many members of Gaggle we could to find out how they imagine the future.
Sam: Full of creatures who are all of the genders at the same time, and who are much cooler and more interesting for it.
Jade Coles: Strange – emotionally confusing, sexually ambiguous, and a bit tiring.
Rosanna: Mine, all mine!
Lou: Forever forged in the now.
Lamby: Freak weather and vegetables on Mars.
Angela: Everyone dressed in leopard print dancing under a big disco ball in a room filled with miniature sausage dogs and love songs.
Sara: Whatever you’d like it to be, or something under Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’.
Belle: Tall dark and handsome.
Glossolalia: More equal with nature, emoji recognised as an official language, non existent.
Culwick: Nearer to the end.
Sara Stix: Re-written.
‘From the Mouth of the Cave’ is out now.