Name: White Girl
Members: Martin Bush (vocals, synth)
From: Kansas City
Record Label: Nice, Nice Records
Genre: Electronic, New Wave, Indie Rock
RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, M83, Junior Boys, Daft Punk, DatA, Passion Pit, Temper Trap


PRESS PHOTOS (credit: Adam Windle)

Live photo set by Sid, Too Much Rock


Fresh off an appearance at Dancefestopia, headlined by R3hab, DVBBS and MAKJ among others, and after peaking at #8 on Reverbnation’s national electronica chart (hitting #1 in his native Kansas City), White Girl is heading out for a fall tour in support of his forthcoming 7” “M.E.T.R.O.R.O.C.K.” b/w “Cocky,” engineered and mastered by Martin Bush and Jeremy Wilson, and out November 4th on vinyl and digital formats through Nice, Nice Records.

White Girl, the brain-child of Martin Bush, is a live electronic dance-infused romp through eternal fields of post-punk grasses and rolling new wave hills. Bush previously fronted rock/pop band Audiovox (winner of “Best New Act” 2009 and “Best Pop Act” 2010 at Kansas City’s Pitch Music Awards), and played at the last three SXSW festivals, CMJ 2012 and Middle Of The Map fest, in addition to performing non-festival sets with Ra Ra Riot, Passion Pit, Owl City, Parallels, Inner Party System, Glass Animals, El Ten Eleven, Cinnamon Chaser, Dynasty Electric, The Republic Tigers and Airborne Toxic Event.

White Girl has held residencies at some of Kansas City’s best venues, including MiniBar, The Beaumont and The Foundry, plus nearby Replay Lounge (Lawrence, KS, home of the University of Kansas), drawing comparisons to Passion Pit, Temper Trap and M83, and fusing influences including Prince, Beach Boys, New Order, Hall and Oates and Stevie Wonder. White Girl takes his dance party full of fog, lights and projections throughout the U.S. Midwest in November.


Martin Bush may have traded scream-laden post-punk for dance music, but the versatile musician hasn’t lost his innate sense of rock ’n’ roll showmanship. After serving a stint in the head-banging band Salt the Earth, the Kansas City man now fills dance floors as White Girl. A futuristic device built by Bush emits a light show and projects videos, enhancing his beat-oriented sound.” – Ink Magazine

The upcoming 7-inch has a genre-shifting A-side in “M.E.T.R.O.R.O.C.K.,” which moves subtly between Kavinsky-style vocodered electronics and big, shimmering guitars; the B-side, “Cocky,” is a full-on 1980s jam. Taken together, the single is as breezy as Bush means it to be.” – The Pitch

An explosion of feel-good dance rock…beautifully clear synthesizers and crisp guitar tones. The four on the floor, kick/snare/high-hat combo, and grooving bass hold a solid foundation for [Martin Bush]’s ambient voice…Extremely catchy.” – The Deli Magazine

In one of the most striking transformations on the Kansas City music scene in recent memory, Martin Bush has completely reinvented himself. Once a prominent metallic punk rocker, Bush is now a dance music guru. Operating under the moniker White Girl, Bush makes industrial electronic music.” – KCUR

You really have to be a mastermind to pull off what this guy does…Bush creates his own special brand of electro and techno that could really get the masses moving. The one-man-band sings through a series of vocal effects over a flurry of his own electronic noises. The songs have a solid structure and should really turn some heads in this town. Additionally, his presentation is phenomenal. He sits atop of some sort of glowing space ship he put together, constantly enveloped in fog and lasers while projections play on a large screen next to him. It’s a neon, electronic, 80′s dance party to the max, and there’s no shame in enjoying these maneuvers.” – I Heart Local Music

White Girl is the brain-child of Martin Bush. The single: “Don’t Fear the Creeper” features Keenan Nichols of THE ARCHITECTS for shredding some serious guitar and Ryan Bates of Waiting for Signal for bringing the awesome voiceover skills in his role as THE CREEPER!!” – Wednesday Midday Medley

White Girl piqued my interest immediately. The four-piece’s warm up involved a lot of deep, resonating notes and the set-up of a projection screen.” – Midcoast Station

Although White Girl is a new name in the Kansas City synth pop scene, frontman Martin Bush’s defunct Audiovox project laid the band’s foundation years ago. The difference is simple – Audiovox attempted to fuse rock with electronic beats, White Girl is only interested in motivating the dance floor” – Too Much Rock

11/16/14: Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
11/17/14: Lawrence, KS – Eighth St. Taproom
11/18/14: Lincoln, NE – Duffy’s
11/20/14: Omaha, NE – Barley St. Tavern
11/21/14: St. Louis, MO – Heavy Anchor
11/22/14: Chicago, IL – Elbo Room
11/23/14: Terre Haute, IN – The Verge


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