The title track sets the scene with a two-and-a-half minute blast of nervous energy, sounding like a cross between Blondie and Magic Dirt. But just when you’re expecting a rock record, the four-piece become more reflective, before taking a trip to the dancefloor. And every good teen movie needs a couple of big ballads – check out Magick and Cherry Ripe. Delightfully diverse – the album even features vocals in Italian and the local Indigenous language – Girlhood is one of 2017’s great pop records.
Girlhood is out August 11, on CD and JB Hi-Fi exclusive black & silver vinyl, via Universal.