Signal Boost: There’s a New Girl Band Single Next Month
Dublin’s noisiest sons are returning with a 12" Rough Trade calls “an uncomfortable atonal blanket.”
Looking back on Time Magazine’s Top 10 Best Albums of 2015, there are hardly any surprises—Kendrick, Kacey, Carly Rae, and Courtney are all represented and have each graduated to a new tier of superstar over the last four years. But one artist that may require a quick Google search is Girl Band, the no-wavey Irish noise-punk quartet whose brief moment was cut short when the group canceled their 2017 tour citing health concerns, pivoting to a radio silence even more deafening than their live show.
On June 6, the band whose chaotic debut Holding Hands with Jamie was unquestionably worthy of its top-ten spot will be releasing their first new music since the LP. Considering their instantly iconic videos for singles “Paul,” “Pears for Lunch,” and Blawan cover “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?” news of a new GB single is never not cause for excitement—here’s hoping the track finds a home on an imminent LP 2.
Keep an eye out for “Shoulderblades” on 12″ and DSPs in a few weeks via Rough Trade. The vinyl’s already sold out, but you can find more info here.
Thanks everyone for the really nice messages over the past few years. Has meant a lot. We’re releasing a new track called “Shoulderblades” digitally on 6 June via @roughtraderecords + 12” vinyl, ltd to 750 copies on 7 June: Pre order now https://t.co/utKxUyTW6e
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— Girl Band (@girl_band) May 13, 2019