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girlfriends Unveil Sugary-Sweet New Video, “shut up & kiss me”

girlfriends Winter 2024
[Photo by: Jared Pearson]

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the pop-punk duo girlfriends, comprised of Travis Mills and Nick Gross, has unveiled their sugary-sweet new single, “shut up & kiss me.” The new release marks their debut single arriving via Verswire since the pair’s signing with the VC-modeled company at the end of 2023. 

The duo’s latest offering is a spirited anthem that delves into the fearless pursuit of love. Infused with the energetic pulse of pop punk’s forefathers, “shut up & kiss me” draws clear inspiration from blink-182 and Green Day, subtly paying homage to their influence through the band’s nuanced songwriting. Against a backdrop of fast-paced guitars and thunderous drum fills courtesy of Nick Gross, the track effortlessly weaves an array of infectious melodies, tightening its grip on the listener. Travis Mills’ charismatic delivery is captured through the chorus as he sings, “You said do you think I talk too much/I got a good idea/Honestly I wish that you’d shut up/Shut up and kiss me,”  infusing the song with a playful charm and irresistible allure.

“‘shut up & kiss me’ is the epitome of what inspired us to make music to begin with,” the pair shares of their latest release. “Fast, loud, and fun. It’s about trusting your gut, taking a risk, and wearing your heart on your sleeve while doing it.”

Dive headfirst into girlfriends’ catchy-as-hell new single “shut up & kiss me” below.

girlfriends will support Avril Lavigne on her massive North American summer tour between August 14 in Ottawa, ON, and September 14 in Winnipeg, MB. You can check out their current touring schedule below and get tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • Aug. 14—Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
  • Aug. 16—Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
  • Aug. 20—Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater 
  • Aug. 21—Hartford, CT @ The XFINITY Theatre 
  • Aug. 23—Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 
  • Aug. 24—Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center 
  • Aug. 27—Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • Aug. 29—Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion 
  • Aug. 31—Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 
  • Sept. 1—Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion 
  • Sept. 3—Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
  • Sept. 4—Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater 
  • Sept. 6—Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center 
  • Sept. 7—Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre 
  • Sept. 9—Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater 
  • Sept. 10—Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 
  • Sept. 12—Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory 
  • Sept. 14—Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
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