Girl Band - The Early Years - 2015 Noise Punk Ltd 500 5 Trk 12" EP + Lyric Insert

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Girl Band - The Early Years


Label: Rough Trade
Cat#: RTRADST736
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Limited Edition
Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl. Two-sided, printed lyric sheet included. Portions of cover art are stickered to outer sleeve.
Country: Ireland
Released: 21 Apr 2015
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk, Thrash, Experimental


Tracklist

A1 Lawman
A2 De Bom Bom
A3 I Love You


B1 Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?
B2 The Cha Cha Cha



Credits

Artwork – Not Left Handed
Mastered By – Aidan Foley, Fergal Davis
Recorded By – Daniel Fox, James Hyland, Liam Mulvaney

Notes

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 883870073660
Matrix / Runout: RTRADST 736-A
Matrix / Runout: RTRADST 736-B



A collection of Noise Punk tracks.


The Early Years collects (on very limited 12” vinyl ) tracks Girl Band has released via various hand-crafted formats over the past year-and-change: hand-stamped singles, flexi-discs in wooden boxes, screenprinted 7” sleeves tied with twine - mailorder/merch-table items that their growing US fanbase couldn’t get their hands on.

They’re embarking on their first US tour dates ever in March (including SXSW), and US outlets have already been noticing this young foursome, who are creating vital, propulsive, and almost terrifyingly energetic noise-rock that pulls as much influence from classic techno as from the more obvious post-punk, noise, and industrial predecessors. The band’s music and stunning frenzy of their live show already has critics pulling out their satchels of underused adjectives.

But ultimately, anyone who’s paying attention can only conclude, like Noisey did: “The one blindingly obvious thing about Girl Band is that this is fucking great." “'Lawman' pits a martial drum stomp against brown-note frequencies that feel like intestinal blockage and hi-hat accents that sound like they’re being played on circular saws, all the while frontman Dara Kiely makes like a young, easily agitated Stephen Malkmus suffering an existential crisis in the midst of studying for his mid-terms as a death-disco revival party rages in the dorm room next door. There were no survivors." - Pitchfork


"Their cover of [Yorkshire exponent of 'terror techno’] Blawan’s 'Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage' features distortion and noise like a Hoover crying. It is mechanistic and rhythmical-industrial, not grunge at all, eight minutes of pure panic.” - The Guardian

Girl Band - Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?

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Girl Band - Lawman

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Girl Band - De Bom Bom

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Girl Band - The Cha Cha Cha

(Live @ The Old Blue Last, London, 27/01/15)

Amazing sound, synthy yet raw, I love this sound!

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Condition New
Format 12"
Label Rough Trade