Bitch Falcon’s Lizzie Fitzpatrick has delivered her first solo single under the moniker Coolgirl. As one of Ireland’s finest guitarists we’ve come to associate Fitzpatrick with lashing of distortion and general guitar wizardry, but with Coolgirl, Fitzpatrick showcases a different side of herself setting aside the guitar in favour of a synth laden instrumental sound which echoes that of Solar Bears.

House Arrest has a retro arcade soundtrack feel reminiscent of New Order’s Elegia (sans lead guitar), which builds a foreboding soundscape by initially utilising a simple arpeggio and adding other elements as the track progresses including real and synth bass, and drums courtesy of Irish electro music heavyweight Rhian Trench.

It will be interesting to see where Fitzpatrick takes Coolgirl in the future as it opens up endless possibilities for her, both as a solo artist and a remixer for other acts.