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Girl From Winter Jargon – Photo Credit – Mark Blizard

“If I were called upon to distil my visceral response to Girl From Winter Jargon, it would be “me too.”
‘Without Apology,‘ drags me, at my late age and pushes me back in time into inner writhings that I’d rather forget; back through all those feelings of both desiring and loving someone enough to both adore them and wish them into non-existence – enough to want to put it on some kind of flag.I think we’re at a point, as women, in the midst of the turmoil of many people not just wanting, but needing to express their experiences and emotions about love, loss, desire, fear – that it all begs the question of what it is to be a woman.
Maybe the better question is: what’s the best way of being a human?
One definite answer would be to pack everything you feel – longing, love, shame, rage, wonder – all in one little package of art. But it’s not enough to belch it out – we’re all numb from too much entertainment and too much music.
It has to be a Jewel box of a song – a Jewel box loaded with a jack-knife instead of a ballerina – a voice that carries you into experiences of pain you’d rather forget, but so beautifully – that you’re forced to listen. I might forget that my spirit bears such strange-fruit if not for the rich, natural, but tortured swoop of Rachel’s voice; the unforced rubato insistence; the hard, ringing bell-strokes of her guitar. This is what art is – it buffets you, and pains in a way that leaves you both wrung, and somewhat bruised, but also grateful, and wanting more – like love itself – even hard love.”

Dominique Sherter – (Daughter of French Concert Pianist – Annie Marchand Sherter (1935-2015) )
(Full Review of Without Apology here)


“Girl From Winter Jargon handles her guitar with more casual grace and precision than most people can manage to move their own arms; uses her voice like a fine instrument…” 

 Zarahruth –  (Folk singer-songwriter; composer of BBC Tees’ Song Of The Week with “Monster Food”


Girl From Winter Jargon is talent & art personified; this is one of the best things you’ll see today…” 

David Saunders –  (Tees Music Alliance / The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens / Goy Boy McIlroy)


 “Girl From Winter Jargon is a fascinating alt-rock artist from Durham who certainly knows how to wield a guitar.”

– N.E Volume (North East Music and Culture Magazine)


Throwing Voices – Girl From Winter Jargon – Short Film / Field Music / Field Recording

A short film by Mr B; features field recorded / field music by Girl From Winter Jargon under a graffiti’d bridge, performing the songs, “At The Bridge” and “Yes Darling, No Darling” along with some excerpts of imprompt, ad lib vocalising.


“Incorporating delay and EBow usage with live looping layers and eerie guitar noises, Girl From Winter Jargon certainly knows how to create a haunting atmosphere.”

 N.E Volume (North East Music and Culture Magazine)

“Durham-based solo indie rock, Girl From Winter Jargon uses intricate layers and intriguing effects combined with impressive vocal clout in Without Apology. Accompanied by clustered array of expertly picked guitars, Girl From Winter Jargon throws a satirical look at modern culture whilst neatly sidestepping clichés.”

Narc Magazine (North East Music Magazine) – Noisy Daughters Vinyl L.P Review 


Cruel Moon * I am a Noisy DaughterFace To Face * Neon Bedroom*  Shameless Fan-Girl Moment Part 2  * * Wives and Lovers * * Visiting Jack (Again) – Art nonsense * Shameless Fan-Girl Moment Part 1 Most Sexist Song Ever? * Visiting JackEye Boobs * #rachelspareidolia  *  #iamanoisydaughter * Glasvegas * Noisy Daughters Female-Exclusive Vinyl Compilation Album!*  Without Apology * Music Box Festival * Without Apology*