On stage Girl Band 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. 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.“De Bom Bom” is the logical next step from Dublin’s Girl Band. Formed a couple of years back and influenced by the likes of Bad Brains, Swell Maps, James Chance and the Contortions, Neu, The Birthday Party, Ben Frost and minimal techo, they take their melting pot of influences and create something almost indefineable.
After a 7 minute single in “Lawman” at the start of the year, and a 24 second follow-up in “The Cha Cha Cha”, “De Bom Bom” sits somewhere in the middle at a more manageable lenth of just-over-3-minutes, the perfect “radio single” length. But that’s where the pop similarities end. As visceral as ever, this propulsive and rhythmic noise is entirely their own – and one they wrote, recorded and mixed themselves.
Released on 7″ by Dublin’s Any Other City Records, “De Bom Bom” will be limited to 500 copies, each 100 wrapped in a different colour of card from Dark Blue to Dark Green and will feature a cover of Beat Happening’s “I Love You” on its B-side.
Upcoming live dates:
29th Aug – Electric Picnic Festival – IRE
30th Aug – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool, UK
31st Aug – The Dome (Raw Power Fest) – London, UK
3rd Sep – Lilla Hotellbaren – Stockholm, SE
5th Sep – Bakken – Copenhagen, DK
6th Sep – ACUD Macht Neu – Berlin, DE
9th Sep – Dr Setltsam – Leipzig, DE
10th Sep – Astra-Stube – Hamburg, DE
11th Sep – Stroomhuisje – Eindhoven, NL
12th Sep – Zeester Boat – Nijmegen, NL
18th Sep – Clonakilty Int Guitar Fest – IRE
19th Sep – Joe Lees – Tullamore, IRE
26th Sep – Kasbah Social Club – Limerick, IRE
27th Sep – The Button Factory – Dublin IRE w/Cian Nugent and The Cosmos
2nd Oct – Waves Festival Vienna – AU
3rd Oct – Waves Festival Bratislava – SK
4th Oct – Final Club – Praha, CZ
5th Oct – Kino Šiška – Ljubljana, SL
9th Oct – Roisin Dubh – Galway, IRE
10th Oct – Spirit Store – Dundalk, IRE
16th Oct – Shapes – London, UK w/Prom
17th Oct – Night and Day Café – Manchester, UK
18th Oct – Triskel Arts Centre – Cork, IRE
31st Oct – Le Comfort Moderne – Poitiers, FR
1st Nov – Soy Festival – Nantes, FR
5th-9th Nov – Iceland Airwaves, IS