Rock Goddess will be touring the UK later this year, continuing promotion for their This Time album that hit the top 10 in the official UK rock chart on its recent release.
“We were so gutted at having to cancel the last few dates of our recent tour due to my admission into hospital after the Birmingham gig,” said vocalist/guitarist Jody Turner of their recent trek around the UK with Cats In Space and Dirty Thrills. “However, I can guarantee that normal service will be resumed – come this tour we will be firing on all cylinders! We are so excited to be doing our own tour of the UK this year.”
Turner is also excited about the band’s tour mates; Glaswegian rockers Heavy Pettin’, who reformed two years back. “This is going to be a night you do not want to miss,” she said.
Rock Goddess was formed when Jody and her younger sister Julie Turner on drums got together with school friend Tracey Lamb on bass. Following a well received set at 1982’s Reading Festival they signed to A&M, charting at 65 with their self-titled debut and giving the last of the NWOBHM bands a run for their money.
Lamb left the band and was replaced by assorted others, adding keyboards to the line-up along the way. Maturing as musicians and songwriters, they released two further albums, toured Europe and got to play the USA before calling it a day in 1987.
In March 2013, the classic trio of the Turner sisters and Lamb reformed, finding their brash, thunderous attitude appealed to a new, younger crowd as well as keeping diehard fans happy, releasing a new EP at the time. This Time was their full length follow-up, and featured all three women, although “unforeseen personal circumstances” means Lamb has since had to leave, with Jenny Lane playing bass live with them on their last tour.
“We never saw ourselves as just treading the nostalgia circuit,” Turner said. “We always saw a new album as part of our evolution, and we still have a lot to say. But the principle is still the same; make an album, go out and tour, and bring the music to the fans, hopefully gaining new fans along the way.”
ROCK GODDESS and HEAVY PETTIN’ UK Tour
31 August: The Tivoli, Buckley
1 September: Thekla, Bristol
4 September: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
5 September: The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
6 September: Oran Mor, Glasgow
7 September: Yardbirds Rock Club, Grimsby
8 September: The Robin 2, Bilston