Austin Griswold

Jan. 21, 2020


Following the reformation and hotly rumoured live appearances, My Chemical Romance (MCR) are a band that both spawned a generation and get cited as a major influence by countless bands for the last few decades. US pop rock rising stars Not Ur Girlfrenz are not immune to the emo tinges and saw this as the ideal time to celebrate the music that defined an era.

Picking up MCR's breakthrough 2004 track 'I'm Not OK (I Promise)" and giving it the unmistakable Not Ur Girlfrenz styling started before the 'comeback', so the decision to get it recorded and accompanied by a video was a no brainer. Taking on such an iconic song is never easy but after road testing it at countless live shows, the reaction has been nothing short of fantastic.

Liv Haynes (vocal & guitar) explains the reason now was the right time for this track :

"We've been playing this cover live for about a year now and always get such a great response with the fans... So we thought why not record a version in the studio? With My Chemical Romance getting back together after a 6-year hiatus it just seemed like the perfect time to recreate one of our favourite songs by one of our biggest musical inspirations.

Paint your nails black and get emo with us!".

I'm Not OK (I Promise) is available now to stream and purchase, check it out at:
Apple Music, Spotify, & Amazon.

Check out the video for I'm Not OK (I Promise) below:

Not Ur Girlfrenz are back in the UK playing live this February, with Bowling For Soup & Simple Plan for a six date tour!

Tickets for the 'Together Again' UK tour are shifting fast, you can get them right now at:
Shows are selling out, with low ticket alerts issued for others, so get your tickets while you still can!

10th Feb - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy - Low Ticket Alert
11th Feb - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
12th Feb - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
13th Feb - Manchester, UK - Victoria Warehouse - SOLD OUT
14th Feb - London, UK - O2 Academy - Low Ticket Alert
15th Feb - Brighton, UK - The Brighton Centre - Low Ticket Alert

If you want to get as much Not Ur Girlfrenz as possible, check out the New Kids In America EP, which can be streamed or purchased for download on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music. You can also pick up the CD from the band directly. The band have also released a new single since the EP, it's called 'Song About You' and can be found at Apple Music, Spotify, & Amazon.

About Not Ur Girlfrenz
A call to arms from rock legend Bryan Adams back in 1984 "Everywhere I go, the kids wanna rock" is playing itself out in real time with high-energy, power pop trio, NOT UR GIRLFRENZ. Barely in their teens, this all-girl, Texan rock outfit are here to prove they mean business - busting out show-stealing performances with their high-energy songs, which cleverly combine instant Pop Punk hooks with timeless old-school songwriting.

Inheriting a love of classic rock bands (the likes of Joan Jett, U2 and Heart) from their parents and combining it with a love of current pop and rock, such as Paramore and Fall Out Boy, NOT URGIRLFRENZ - Liv Haynes (14) Guitar & Vocals, Maren Alford (15) Drums, Gigi Haynes (12) Bass - quickly forged their own distinct identity. This soon caught the attention of Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup, who saw an opportunity to work with a promising and exciting new band - something vocalist Liv describes as a "pinch me moment" working alongside one of her musical heroes.

The superstar collaboration opened up exciting new doors - a SOLD OUT tour with Bowling For Soup, followed by a slot on the final Cross Country US Vans Warped Tour which saw its founder Kevin Lyman declaring them 'The future of women in rock or just rock in general' and earnedNOT UR GIRLFRENZ the title of ‘the Youngest Touring Band in Warped's 24 year history'!
"You look into the crowd before a show and see some of your biggest influences staring back at you!" reveals Maren about the Warped experience.

Having released their debut EP, New Kids In America, to huge praise and ever increasing attention from the UK rock media, NOT UR GIRLFRENZ made their UK live debut supporting Bowling For Soup alongside Patent Pending on the Almost Christmas Tour. With all they have achieved so far, the sky is definitely the limit as far as these three very talented young ladies are concerned as 2020 progresses.
Not Ur Girlfrenz are:
Liv Haynes - Guitar & Vocals
Gigi Haynes - Bass
Maren Alford - Drums

Find Not Ur Girlfrenz online:
Official Website


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