Girl Band are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They are made up of Dara Kiely, Alan Duggan, Daniel Fox and Adam Faulkner. They formed in late 2011 with influences ranging from bands and acts such as Bad Brains, Swell Maps, James Chance and the Contortions, Neu, The Birthday Party, Ben Frost and a lot of minimal techno.
Girl Band structure their songs with sparse, shouty vocals, over intense noise textures and soundscapes which develop around repetitive groves. The band have released an EP and 2 singles with Any Other City Records. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic. The band is currently working on new material for their debut album.
Clocking in at a fearsome six minutes, “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
The young Dublin quartet Girl Band plays noisy, cymbal‐crashing post‐punk that will click for fans of the genre’s huge revival of a decade ago — The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, and especially early Liars — but feels utterly present and alive
Lawman – 5 stars
The Irish Times
Abrasive, unrestrained and exhilarating live, the Dubliners want to mess with your head