Tour announcement: Girl Band
Dates: 23 May - 22 June 2014
More information and updates: on official Facebook page
“Girl Band’s 2012 debut EP, France 98, could’ve passed for a product of Sub Pop circa 1988. The irascible (and all-dude) Irish foursome proved they were after something more than flannel hand-me-downs” - Pitchfork
“Rules in excelsis” - The Quietus
“Noise-pop genius” - Drowned In Sound
“This boyish quartet from Dublin deliver visceral, invigorating music with nods to Daft Punk and Nick Cave” – The Guardian
“Gnarly alternative to moon eyed psychadelia, chanelling the sick lurch of Nirvana and Mudhoney through Pissed Jeans’ cleverly gormless humour… Abrasive, unrestrained and exhilarating” – NME
“A simply thrilling, terrifically pulse-quickening noise. Feral yet accessible…an alert, succinct display of how to match urgently funky post-punk to no wave-style white noise” – Clash
“Girl Band blow minds when they take to the stage with their brand of amped-up post-punk. This is a special band.” – DIY
Still wet behind the ears and fresh from their uni exams, Girl Band will be spending their entire summer on the road this year. With dates across the breadth of the UK as well as a wealth of shows and festivals across Europe, including Primavera (on the Vice stage), the Irish foursome are quickly establishing themselves as live circuit stalwarts. And for good reason.
On stage they are a wall of noise. Disparate and desperate in equal measure. Their music is all sinew and wires, burgeoning excitement - in their heads as much for the dance floors as it is for punk dives. Their last London headline show attracted nearly 250 people to The Old Blue Last with one-in one-out before 8pm, while both of their shows at The Great Escape festival 2014 had crowds cramming in shoulder to shoulder to witness the feral noise.
They’ve had worldwide acclaim for their latest singles including 7” “Lawman” and the 25 second long Record Store Day sell out “The Cha Cha Cha”, not to mention their earlier releases including their longest player to date, the six track EP, France 98. Perhaps the most groundbreaking of all was their cover of Yorkshire techno artist, Blawan, and his “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage”, streamed exclusively via The Quietus.
They will be playing the following shows over the summer:
- 23.05 – Life Festival, Mullingar (ie)
- 28.05 - Ubu, Perpignan (fr)
- 29.05 – Primavera, Barcelona (es)
- 02.06 – Dog & Parrot, Newcastle
- 03.06 – The Bell Jar, Sheffield
- 04.06 – Bloc, Glasgow
- 05.06 – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
- 06.06 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
- 07.06 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
- 09.06 – The Cookie Jar, Leicester
- 10.06 – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
- 11.06 – The Shacklewell Arms, London
- 12.06 - L’Envers, Bordeaux (fr)
- 13.06 - Charada, Madrid (es)
- 14.06 - Whipporwill, Oviedo (es)
- 15.06 - Ibu Hots, Vitoria-Gasteiz (es)
- 17.06 - La Flèche d’or, Paris (fr)
- 19.06 - OCCII, Amsterdam (nl)
- 20.06 - Charlatan, Gent (be)
- 21.06 - Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek (nl)
- 22.06 - Ekko, Utrecht (nl)
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