I was first introduced to Girlschool when seeing them on Top of The Pops with Motorhead in 1981. I was 13 years old and couldn’t get my head around what I was seeing on TV
Formed from a school band called Painted Lady, Girlschool enjoyed strong media exposure and commercial success in the UK in the early 1980s with three albums of ‘punk-tinged metal’. They’ve maintained a worldwide cult following and are considered an inspiration for many succeeding female rock musicians. Francijn Suermondt found time to chat to guitarist Jackie Chambers and find out what’s going on with the ‘Girls’.