Lucy Botting wanted this to be her project. She learned guitar, and started writing and recording under the name girlboss. Texas music blog Gorilla vs. Bear first picked up on an early demo, 'Mrs Doubtfire'. She put together a live band with Darian Woods (from their previous project, Wet Wings), Douglas Kelly and Olivia Campion (Yumi Zouma, Estère).

By 2017, the band's name was a near-constant stain on gig poster after gig poster in Wellington. girlboss opened for whoever good was in town, but especially women with guitars: Madeira. Draghound. Fazerdaze. Frankie Cosmos.

girlboss is now well and truly a band more than a solo project.

In March 2018, girlboss will release its debut EP through Ball of Wax Records.