GIRL SKIN are a Brooklyn based collective, led by singer/songwriter Sid Simons. They combine aspects of fragile folk and delicate art rock to create ethereal chamber pop songs that are unafraid to wear their vulnerable hearts on their sleeve. The songs are shaped by Sid’s experiences, taking in his journey from birth in Portland, OR, to his childhood in both Australia and then New York, teenage years in Shanghai, China and a rambling road trip he took around the U.S.A. instead of finishing High School.
The group expands and contracts as the music and projects seem fit but contributing musicians include Ruby Wang (violin), Sophie Cozine (vocals, tambourine), Stan Simons (bass, vocals), Noah Boling (drums) and Wyatt Mones (guitar, vocals).
Former contributing members are Bailey Blu (drums/piano/vocals) and Al Nardo (bass).
Upcoming live shows
Sunday, July 7th at Berlin Under A, Manhattan. For more info, click here.
Press - Online
"The track, an ode to Simons’ muse and collaborator Foster James, blends a warm array of jangle-pop, folk and art rock as the undeniable expression of love is brought to life in aural technicolor.”
You’re A Freak (single)
“It’s truly a fine day when we get to share some great music coming out of Brooklyn with the premiere of “You’re A Freak” by GIRL SKIN.”
Pancakes and Whiskey
Robin Hilton about GIRL SKIN’s SXSW 2019 performance
“I really, really loved all of the song writing.”
NPR SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Thursday
PRESS - NERO Magazine
On the cover of the Japanese/American magazine NERO, plus a Japanese and English interview with Sid Simons and a photo spread of the band with photos by Joe Miller.
Fashion & Music
Featured in Minus New York - a shop-able feed of graphic design + clothing revolving around music.
From the upcoming full length album
Shade Is On The Other Side
… more upon request.
Bite Real Hard - Video
The one shot music video has premiered in EARMILK
“Bite Real Hard” feels like one of those tracks that would be taken straight out of Cameron Crowe’s beloved film Almost Famous, alongside acts like Paul Simon, David Bowie, and Elton John.”
Sunnyvale, July 1, 2019
Knitting Factory, July 1, 2018