A real gutbusting noisy palate cleanser to kick off the year.
Dublin band Girl Band had a relatively quiet 2013 but they’ve got things moving for this year with dates in the UK and the Eurosonic festival this month. Their cover of Blawan’s ‘Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage’ appeared on Quompilation #3 this time last year and it featured on a couple of end of year lists that I saw last month.
‘Lawman’ is a real breaking track, a stomping, fuzzy six minutes of ballsy post-punk rock noise with vocal lines like “I used to be good looking” and “I know I’m not a racist but..” It’s a real gutbusting palate cleanser.
The single is out on Any Other City on handstitched screenprinted 7″ next week. Order via Bandcamp. The song is now available as a free download too. The B-side has the brilliant title ‘Heckle The Frames’.
15th Jan – Brighton UK – The Green Door Store – Free in
16th Jan – Groningen NL – Eurosonic Noorderslag – Huis De Beurs
17th Jan – Tilburg NL – Incubated XL Festival – 013
18th Jan – Groningen NL – Galerie Sign – Free in
21st Jan – Rotterdam NL – Poortgebouw
23rd Jan – London UK – The Old Blue Last- Free in
30th Jan – Limerick IE- Bourkes Bar
01st Feb – Cork IE – Crane Lane Theatre
08th Feb – Dublin IE – Whelans
13th Feb – Galway IE – Roisin Dubh
Courtesy of Nialler 9.
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