The Good Room presents the Dublin four-piece, Girl Band, live at Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Saturday 7th March 2020.
Trailblazers for modern Irish alternative music and known for their ferocious live shows, Girl Band are not just a band, but a force.
Girl Band – Dara Kiely (vocals), Daniel Fox (bass), Adam Faulkner (drums), and Alan Duggan (guitar) – released their second studio album ‘The Talkies’ on Rough Trade Records in September 2019. It has recently been shortlisted for Album of the Year by RTE Choice Music Awards.
Album opens to unsteady breathing. Slow at first, unwanted and out of time. Breathing shallows and discomfort deepens over the sustained heartbeat of a soon to be familiar A chord. This is Dara’s breath, this is his panic, a momentary, one-off lapse of control recorded and transmuted into a rhythmic, off-beat moment of disquiet to unlock Girl Band’s crucial yet quietly anticipated second album.
‘The Talkies’ is living, breathing, in a continual state of metamorphosis. It encompasses everything there is to love about Girl Band while simultaneously causing an exciting level of discomfort. The moaning and sawing guitars, atonal blankets of sound, abstractive lyrical repetition, chugging snare and ascending/descending snakes and ladders noise-rock guitar deliver something that is so distinctively Girl Band.
See them live at Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Saturday 7th March 2020. Tickets €28 + booking fee go on sale 10am Thursday 16th January from uticket.ie