Cumgirl18 Debuts Video For “Cicciolina”
cumgirl8 (aka CG8) share the new song and video “cicciolina,” their debut release on their new label 4AD. The group is comprised of Lida Fox (bass), Veronika Vilim (guitar), Chase Lombardo (drums) and Avishag Rodrigues (guitar). Their music is inspired by Cocteau Twins, ESG, Suicide, B-52s, Madonna and more. “cicciolina” is a perfect introduction, a four-minute cut that pays homage to the the raw and daring energy of its namesake, Hungarian-Italian pornstar turned politician Ilona Staller, aka Cicciolina.
Speaking on the song, cumgirl8 says:
“cicciolina is an Italian icon, porn star and former politician elected to parliament in the 90s. as a politician she advocated for human rights and the eradication of nuclear weapons. Cicciolina said ‘make sex not war’ and used her divine power of femininity to troll the status quo while disrupting it from the inside. We feel her ideals are foundational to the cumgirl8 philosophy of subversive change, peace, and strength in vulnerability. We hope she loves our song, we love her very much. cicciolina is cumgirl1.”
The video directed by Emmie America is an ode to the daring multi-hyphenate. Starring the four girls as their own video-game version of Cicciolina, the members go through levels that get progressively more and more anarchic, finally climaxing at Staller’s infamous run at Parliament.
To celebrate the release of the single, cumgirl8 will be playing a hometown show at New York City’s Nublu this Thursday, April 20th, with support from fellow New Yorkers Lustsickpuppy and Thoom. In the coming months cg8 will visit the UK and Europe for headline shows and festivals including Primavera, The Great Escape, London Calling, and more. They’ll also open for Le Tigre in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.
cumgirl18 2023 Tour Dates:
4/19 – New York City, NY @ Baby’s All Right (DJ Set)
4/20 – New York City, NY @ Nublu
5/9 – London, UK @ Moth Club
5/11 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape
5/12 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
5/13 – Margate, UK @ Justines
5/15 – Southampton, UK @ Heartbreakers
5/17 – Paris, France @ Pop Up!
5/18 – Gent, BE @ Trepunt
5/19 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling Festival
5/20 – Le Havre, FR @ Foul Weather Festival
5/25 – Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
5/26 – Donosti, Dabadaba
5/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera
6/9 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
6/17 – Kriens, CH @ B-Sides Festival
6/18 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
7/1 – Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown
Festival 7/7 – Trenčín, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
7/21 – Toronto, ON @ History*
7/22 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia*
7/24 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
8/18 – Wales, UK @ Greenman
Festival 8/19 – Glasgow, SC @ Core
8/30 – Berlin, DE @ Popkultur Festival
11/10 – 11/11 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork
Festival w/ Le Tigre
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