Girl Band Unveil Video and Announce Album & Tour

Girl Band are happy to announce their new album ‘The Talkies’ releasing through Rough Trade Records on September 27th, 2019. The album was produced by the band’s own Daniel Fox and will be available on Vinyl / CD / Stream. This is the follow up to their debut album ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ that came out four years ago almost to the day. The band have also announced a short European / US tour.

‘The Talkies’ was recorded in November 2018 at Ballintubbert House, a stately home on the outskirts of Dublin “a few pay grades above what we’re used to”. The alien construction of Ballintubbert and its corridors help to navigate Girl Bands cataclysmic sound within a world of its own.

Bandmember Alan Duggan underlines this thought: “In many ways the idea behind the album was to make an audio representation of the house” –Daniel continues – “We recorded all the drums twice: once on the landing and once in the cellar, and during production we could actually cut in between both these sounds.”

Daniel, with his feet in both camps as musician and producer, explains: “After we cancelled the last tour we weren’t really writing together as much anymore so we were more into demoing and writing down parts then cutting them up, collaging them together in the computer and re-configuring them that way.”

The first track to be released from the album is ‘Shoulderblades’. Sonically, the landscape vacillates from a dissonant, distant horizon to a threatening “shh!” in your ear. The dark vocal line groove loops back on itself, building an unsettling momentum, caught up by the chugging snare with the ascending / descending snakes and ladders noise rock guitar that is so distinctively Girl Band.

The video for ‘Shoulderblades’ is directed by long-time collaborator Bob Gallagher, whose previous work with the band won him Best Irish Music Video at the Cork Film Festival and he was nominated for best director at the 2016 Berlin Music Video awards.

Bob on the video “I think it’s a real testament to the creative spirit of the band that they encouraged me to go outside my comfort zone and attempt to make something with no props or set dressing or conventional narrative, and to try and articulate an idea with dance and movement.

In Oona Doherty we found an incredible co-conspirator, I couldn’t imagine any other dancer being able to bring that combination of beauty and violence to the video. The idea grew out of Dara’s reference to the character of Ed Mordake, a man with two faces, so duality was a major theme. It was interesting for me to see how well dance allows an idea to live in the abstract so it can remain very open. It can mean what it means to the band, and also what it means to Oona and to myself. Hopefully that translates in a way that people watching it can find something in it to relate to, strange as it may be”.

Album Track listing

Prolix
Going Norway
Shoulderblades
Couch Combover
Aibophobia
Salmon of Knowledge
Akineton
Amygdala
Caveat
Laggard
Prefab Castle
Ereignis

USA Dates 
2nd Oct – Chicago – Beat Kitchen 
4th Oct – Allston, MA – Great Scott 
5th Oct – Philly, PA – Boot and Saddle 
6th Oct – Washington, DC – Songbyrd, DC
8th Oct – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere 

EU Dates

2nd Nov – Manchester – Academy 2
5th Nov – London – Electric Ballroom
7th Nov – Brussels – Botanique
10th Nov – Utrecht – Le Guess Who 
12th Nov – Berlin – Lido 
14th Nov – La Maroquinerie – Paris

22nd Nov – Vicar Street – Dublin

GIRL BAND ARE: Dara Kiely (vocals) Daniel Fox (bass) Adam Faulkner (drums) Alan Duggan (guitar)

Girl Band Website // Twitter // Facebook // Rough Trade

Photo credit – Rich Gilligan

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