Heavenly, Atta Girl

Douglas Wolk

By Douglas Wolk

on 10.13.11 in Reviews

This brief, brilliant EP (also released as P.U.N.K. Girl) is the peak of Heavenly’s recorded career: five peppy, angry songs about girl culture, punk culture, and the forces that can wreck punk girls. (The peppiest, “Hearts and Crosses,” concerns date rape.) “Atta Girl” is a frantic breakup song, with Cathy Rogers and Amelia Fletcher unleashing torrents of longing and loathing at each other; the title track is a tribute to a girl who’s “honest and kind, but in a way that people see as telling lies and being mean.”