Theoretical Girl

For New York No-Wave band, see Theoretical Girls.
Theoretical Girl
Origin Southend on Sea, England
Genres Alternative rock, indie pop, post-punk, new wave
Years active 2004–present
Labels Memphis Industries
Members Amy Turnnidge

Theoretical Girl (Amy Turnnidge)[1] is a female songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Southend on Sea signed to the Memphis Industries record label. On her Myspace page, she describes her music as "Electro / Folk / Classical".



All tracks written by Amy Turnnidge. 

No. Title Length
1. "Rivals"   3:09
2. "The Boy I Left Behind"   3:23
3. "Dancehall Deceit"   2:19
4. "I Should Have Loved You More"   3:16
5. "A Future Apart"   3:51
6. "Divided"   3:43
7. "Red Mist"   3:20
8. "Never Good Enough"   3:22
9. "Good Timing"   3:36
10. "The Biggest Mistake"   2:40
11. "Seeing You Again"   2:32
12. "The Hypocrite"   2:53



Theoretical Girl has gigged throughout Europe, the USA and Asia over the past three years either with just her guitar and backing tracks or backed by her band "The Equations". Bands she has played with include Robyn, Maxïmo Park, Kate Nash, Lethal Bizzle, Calvin Harris, Good Shoes, Metric.

She received a 4/5 review by The Guardian for her live performance.[2] Theoretical Girl appeared at the 2009 Glastonbury festival and SXSW. She also toured Asia, playing Tokyo and Hong Kong.


In 2009, Theoretical Girl was awarded a grant by the PRS Foundation[3] and invited to perform at their showcase at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.


  1. "Music - Amy Turnnidge". BBC. 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  2. Costa, Maddy (2008-02-07). "Theoretical Girl, Madame JoJo's, London | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. "Theoretical Girl". PRS Foundation. Retrieved 2009-04-19.

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