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Girl Band new album The Talkies

Girl Band have announced a new album. The Irish post-punk/noise rock group will release “The Talkies” on September 27th via Rough Trade Records. It’s their first new album in four years, and the first single they’ve released is titled “Shoulderblades,”  The album was recorded at Ballintubbert House, an estate built in the 1700s just outside of Dublin, and produced by bassist Daniel Fox.

“In many ways the idea behind the album was to make an audio representation of the house,” guitarist Alan Duggan said in a press release. The Talkies follows 2015′s Holding Hands With Jamie.

Taken from Girl Band’s second album ‘The Talkies’, out 27th September on Rough Trade Records

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GIRL BAND – ” Paul “

Posted: October 22, 2015 in MUSIC
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If you hold to the increasingly reasonable opinion that indie rock has become too nice, too soft, too precious, too upwardly mobile and obsessed with pop, Girl Band are one of today’s finest antidotes for your woes. And even if you like nice, soft, precious, poppy music, you might find yourself bowled over by the Dublin combo’s relentless abrasion anyway. Like early Liars, their songs mostly just bombard you with aggressive repetition topped off with snarling rants and raves. The pummeling will only amplify your bad vibes, but you’ll come out the other side feeling like a supervillain.

Few live acts are as capable of recreating the feeling of watching the napalm invasion from Apocalypse Now as this Irish quartet, whose megaphoned shrieks, guitar squalls, bass bombs, and drums of death combine for a uniquely visceral and violent experience.

Formed four years ago, Girl Band (Adam Faulkner, Daniel Fox, Dara Kiely, Alan Duggan) have taken their time to get to this point, but the truism of good things coming. Much has been made of Girl Band’s influences. With touchstones such as Washington DC hardcore act Bad Brains, New York’s No Wave scenesters James Chance and the Contortions, and Britain’s Chemical Brothers and The Fall, there is firm evidence here of musicians that have checked out the majority of other Irish acts and found them lacking in grit and adventure. There really is no other Irish band around at the moment that can channel No Wave disharmony as well as Girl Band, but what distinguishes them on record, as on stage, is a subtle sense of melody that infiltrates everything they do.

Why They’re Not bigger they’ve created one sublime LP of noise-rock cacophony Holding Hands With Jamie and one collected EP of nihilist-disco superjams The Early Years, but the album that fully integrates their strengths into one nation-leveling masterwork will be what puts them over the top.

Their finest moment to date The eight-minute cover of Blawan’s “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage,” making a brilliantly inscrutable post-garage banger even more perplexing and enthralling

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Nothing compares to the fear and the force of Girl Band. All-nighters filled with American Horror Story episodes and the faint soundtrack of a creeping back door? That won’t do it. Taking a trip to the woods in pitch black, with nothing but a terrifying HEALTH record for company? It’ll come close. But the beauty of this Irish group is just how unprepared they look to jump out of their own skin. They’ll arrive on the average stage dressed in smart attire, clean jumpers completely free of beer stains. But deep within lies a dark edge, and out it bursts in full ghastly colours every time they play. On record, too, they have the phenomenal effect of stretching out grizzly, industrial notes across several harsh minutes. Either that, or they’ll release a single that’s 25 seconds long. Girl Band like to fuck with preconceptions, and 2014’s seen them achieving this with plenty more round the corner.

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Girl Band are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They are made up of Dara Kiely, Alan Duggan, Daniel Fox and Adam Faulkner.

They formed in late 2011 with influences ranging from bands and acts such as Bad Brains, Swell Maps, James Chance and the Contortions, Neu, The Birthday Party, Ben Frost and a lot of minimal techno. Girl Band structure their songs with sparse, shouty vocals, over intense noise textures and sounds capes which develop around repetitive groves. The band have released an EP and 3 singles with Any Other City Records to much critical acclaim. They have just signed to Rough Trade Records and will be releasing their debut album in late 2015. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.

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TWEENS – ” Be Mean “

Posted: April 11, 2014 in MUSIC
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TWEENS described as a nasty Doo Wappy band, Cincinatti’s Tweens are a bad girl punk girl band with a style from the 70’s through to the 90’s formed in April 2012 they soon went on support with the Breeders from coast to coast in 2013 they recorded their debut album n Brooklyn.

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