One Life Track A Day Keeps The Doctor Away – Irish Excorcism With GIRL BAND

GIRL BAND – Utrecht, The Netherlands – 2019


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Irish noise generator GIRL BAND is one of those bands you have no idea why they do not dominate our screwed-up world. Their exorcistic and eccentric havoc is just perfect to go totally bonkers to in these unearthly isolation times.

So far they released two flabbergasting longplayers, two freakish hellraisers, two chainsaw mindfuckers. Holding Hands With Jamie (2015) and The Talkies (2019). I’ll give you three, instead of the usual one, bone-chilling tracks performed live in the Netherlands last year. So much cheaper and effective than boring therapy. Here’s Shoulderblades, Going Norway and Paul.

Start play and freeze…

‘THE TALKIES’
One of the best
LP’s of 2019

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GIRL BAND: Facebook

Best Concerts Of 2019 (Pt 3) – Here’s Irish Exorcistic Engine GIRL BAND…

Turn Up The Volume looks back at his favourite concerts of 2019…

GIRL BAND – Botanique, Brussels – 7 November 2019

Here’s the original review

Following the recent release of their second bone-crushing album, called THE TALKIES , Irish hair-raising noise 4-piece GIRL BAND are on the road to present you their collection of new soul-pulverizing eruptions mixed with some blasts from the past. Last Thursday they invaded Brussels.

It’s hard to put their chainsaw turbulence live on stage into words. You really need to
be there so your nerves can feel the horrific tension this near motionless quartet creates
on a podium. The bassist and guitarist follow a fuzzy, bloodcurdling path of their own, the drummer slashes fiercely while frontman Dara Kiely howls and screeches like someone who’s hooked on primal scream therapy. It’s remarkable that all the intimidating racket comes together as one coherent crusade going in the same tumultuous direction.

I witnessed that half of the sell-out crowd were fanatic fans and knew the songs by hard and that the other half, not entirely familiar with the band, wondered why this diabolic havoc was so overwhelming, so resistless and so soul-slicing. Yep, Girl Band is not your average noise rock band, they operate in a mind-boggling zone looking for disquietening ways to scare their worst demons, and they give you an opportunity to do the same from the very moment they unleash their nightmarish offensive. Thrashing performance!

Never heard of this Irish foursome? Here you go

New petrifying album THE TALKIES in full here…

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GIRL BAND: Facebook

(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 15 Knockout Tracks Of 2019…

The following 15 Knockout Tracks activated my limbs, impressed
my greedy ears and made me move in mysterious ways in 2019.

1. ‘Better’ by RICH GIRLS ((New York, NY, US)
A punchy and mesmeric shot of electrifying guitar pop adrenalin…


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2. ‘Feet’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (London, UK)
A chant-like odyssey with a ghostly and hypnotic vibe and – yes – a Gregorian choir…

3. ‘Air BnB’ by KIM GORDON (US)
A battering jackhammer with a vehement drift and a gloomy impact…

4. ‘Hurricane Laughter’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Stormy steamroller with an irresistible punk drive by one of the best new bands in town…

5. ‘White Male Carnivore’ by YAK (London, UK)
This is a really nasty sledgehammer. A thunderous rocker with a droning force…

6. ‘Going Norway’ by GIRL BAND (Dublin, Ireland)
Bone-crushing chainsaw electricity and exorcistic howling. Demonic stuff…

7. ‘More Is Less’ by THE MURDER CAPITAL (Dublin, Ireland)
A dazzling post punk uppercut fueled with stormy guitars and angry vocals all over it…

8. ‘Cave Person’ by PEUK (Belgium)
A sickly catchy, grungy outburst with the scariest primal screams I heard in years…

9. ‘Destiny’ by PRYSM (England)
A multi-layered tumultuous stunner that grabs you by the throat from the get-go…

10. ‘Time Bomb Sounds’ by THE LOCALS (Chicago, US)
An emotional corker resonating gloriously rapturous and exultantly epic…

11. ‘Motor City Steel’ by THE DANDY WARHOLS
An utterly addictive earworm that keeps buzzing in your head after one spin…

12. ‘Disco Peanuts’ by WARMDUSCHER (London, UK)
Funky disco fuel for all misfits, outsiders, and desperadoes out there…


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13. ‘Ar.Mour’ by UNKLE Feat. Miink & Elliot Power (UK)
Trip-hop at its trippy best. Tantalizing beats, dancey vibrations, and an addictive rhythm…


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14. ‘Ego’ by FERAL FIVE (London/Kent, UK)
A vibrating and flamboyant European disco cracker to dance yourself dizzy to…

15. ‘The Desert’ by WHERE WE SLEEP (London, UK)
Intoxicating swagger, sensuous vocals, hellish guitars, cutting atmosphere…


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All 15 Knockout Tracks
together on Spotify

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GIRL BAND – ‘Baloo’ – Rough Trade Session London 2015

Remarkable live moments

Irish exorcism rockers GIRL BAND has released one of the best albums of 2019 with their second longplayer called ‘The Talkies’. If you never heard of these noise engine than this live footage of ‘BALOO‘ a piercing highlight from their debut LP Holding Hands With Jamie’, from a Rough Trade Session in 2015, will definitely make an unforgettable impression on your ears.

Tune in and shudder right here…

GIRL BAND: Facebook

Irish Exorcistic Noiseniks GIRL BAND Hit Brussels With Mind-Boggling Crusade…

GIRL BAND – Botanique, Brussels – 7 November 2019

Following the recent release of their second bone-crushing album, called THE TALKIES , Irish hair-raising noise 4-piece GIRL BAND are on the road to present you their collection of new soul-pulverizing eruptions mixed with some blasts from the past. Last Thursday they invaded Brussels.

It’s hard to put their chainsaw turbulence live on stage into words. You really need to
be there so your nerves can feel the horrific tension this near motionless quartet creates
on a podium. The bassist and guitarist follow a fuzzy, bloodcurdling path of their own, the drummer slashes fiercely while frontman Dara Kiely howls and screeches like someone who’s hooked on primal scream therapy. It’s remarkable that all the intimidating racket comes together as one coherent crusade going in the same tumultuous direction.

I witnessed that half of the sell-out crowd were fanatic fans and knew the songs by hard and that the other half, not entirely familiar with the band, wondered why this diabolic havoc was so overwhelming, so resistless and so soul-slicing. Yep, Girl Band is not your average noise rock band, they operate in a mind-boggling zone looking for disquietening ways to scare their worst demons, and they give you an opportunity to do the same from the very moment they unleash their nightmarish offensive. Thrashing performance!

Never heard of these lovely Irish guys? Here you go

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Here’s their new petrifying album THE TALKIES in full…

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GIRL BAND: Facebook

(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For OCTOBER 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervid fusion of clashing crackers and boisterous bangers!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout October Team

1. ‘Hungry Baby’ by KIM GORDON (New York, NY, US)
Formidable blast with a mind-boggling impact. From new solo LP ‘No Home Record’.

2. ‘Couch Combover’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
Cutting chainsaw turbulence that’ll do your head in. From new album ‘The Talkies’.

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3. ‘Trash Talk’ by LAZYBONES (Brighton, UK)
Unstoppable blustery ferocity that will pump up your bloodstream’s flow. Bloody hell yeah!

4. ‘Think Less’ by THANK (Leeds, UK)
A volcanic blowup build around an incessant, head-spinning, percussive bass riff. Nasty!


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5. ‘Modern Romance’ by ANIMAL HOUSE (Brighton, UK)
A sickly sticky snorter that rushes and thunders like a high-speed train on the run…


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6. ‘Spin’ by SILENT FORUM (Wales)
Crepitating post punk guitar stunner. Think PIL’s Keith Levene & Gang Of Four! Stunning!

7. ‘Spirit’ by RICHES (Canada)
Trippy and spaced-out rhythms and an electronic vitality creating a trance-like energy!

8. ‘Time Bomb Sounds’ by THE LOCALS (Chicago, US)
A mixed emotions corker resonating gloriously rapturous and exultantly epic. Top stroke!

9. ‘Moonlight’ by KILL CHICAGO (Canada)
Smoking groove, glowing guitars, storytelling vocals and a 88 students choir! Hallelujah!


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10. ‘Disco Peanuts’ by WARMDUSCHER (London, UK)
Funky stomper for all misfits out there who want to freak out on a basement dance floor…


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11. ‘Two Sense’ by THYLA (Brighton, UK)
Terrifically powerful crackerjack with a towering impact on your aural radar! Damn right!

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All knockouts together on Spotify…

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See/hear you next month, music junkies…

OUT TODAY! New Bone-Crushing Chainsaw Album By GIRL BAND – Here’s ‘THE TALKIES’…

Brand new longplayers

27 September 2019

Band: Girl Band (Ireland)
Album: The Talkies
Sound: Diabolical, bone-cruhsing, exorcistic, hellish,
mental and mind-smashing. Two words: HELL YEAH!
Review NME: read their 4-star verdict here

Stream full album here…

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Singles/clips –

– SHOULDERBLADES –

– GOING NORWAY –

– SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE –

GIRL BAND: Facebook


Contender for album of the year…

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For AUGUST 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervent fusion of robust rippers and striking strokes.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team

1. ‘Going Norway’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
Spine-chilling havoc hitting your bones and triggering all of your nerves…

2. ‘Night Of The Nihilist’ by MEXICAN RADIO (Berlin based)
The perfect banging and booming jackhammer for Doomsday. Hell yeah!…

3. ‘Disturbed Pair’ by MEMORY KEEPERS (Texas, US)
A flashing modern-day disco soundscape with an overwhelming flamboyance…


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4. ‘Something Special’ by THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT (Dublin, Ireland)
Tremendously tantalizing and highly energising love declaration. Top score!…

5. ‘Keep Smiling’ by SWIMMING WITH BEARS (Austin, Texas, US)
This is punchy, sticky and joyous fervency we absolutely need in these troubled times…


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6. ‘Awkward’ by GHOST CAR (London, UK)
This thrilling engine buzzes and rushes like the best with this expeditious steamroller…


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7. ‘Paradise Club 1953’ by CROSS WIRES (Bethnal Green/Romford, UK)
Intensive dynamism, hypnotizing effect and flaming furiosity. Bingo!…

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8. ‘Spanners For Hands’ by ROXY GIRLS
This riff oiled gunslingers are about wayward guitar exuberance and amplified vivacity…

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9. ‘Anxiety’ by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, MA, US)
Thunder and lighting synth firework with a doom and gloom impact…

10. ‘Dust’ by SHALLOW WAVES (Toronto, Canada)
Slow-burning psych-o-delic eruption moving viciously like a nasty snake…


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11. ‘Silent’ by BERRIES (London, UK)
An electrified stonker that hits your eager ears forthwith. Hot-tempered stroke!…


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All together on Spotify…

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Irish Noiseniks GIRL BAND Share New Hellish Cut From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘GOING NORWAY’

Brand new sonic impulses

17 Augustus 2019

It’s been four years since diabolical Irish noiseniks GIRL BAND released their hair-rising debut LP Holding Hands With Jamie. But they’re back now! Early June they announced new longplayer, titled ‘THE TALKIES‘ and launched deafening lead-single Shoulderblades. And here’s another new cut. On ‘GOING NORWAY‘ the band does what they do best. Rattling and roaring like they’re being tortured. Feel the shocking disturbance here…

GIRL BAND: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For JUNE 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A mesmerizing mix of crushing corkers and cool cuts.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout June Team!

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1. ‘Made With Hate’ by PROPHETS OF RAGE (US)
Super group, super blow-up, super rap chant, super score…

2. ‘Shoulderblades’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
The Irish noise engine is back with ear-splitting, bass booming pounding. Shocking stuff…

3. ‘Hollow Thing’ by LIFE (Hull, UK)
Lifelike energy and indefatigable self-belief turned into adrenalized electricity. Top smack!

4. ‘Shifting Shape’ by HAVVK (London/Berlin)
Fierce eruption tackling the inhuman pressure to look how society expects you to look like
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5. ‘The Desert’ by WHERE WE SLEEP (London, UK)
Intoxicating swagger, sensuous vocals, cutting atmosphere, sticky chorus. Boss stroke!

6. ‘IIII’ by FÖLLAKZOID (Chile)
Darkwave psych force returns with an enigmatic and mind-boggling electro marathon…
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7. ‘Red Mirror’
by MECHANIMAL (Athens, Greece)
Droning synths beats that will make your body move in mysterious ways. Magnetic trip…
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8. ‘Orange County’ by WILD MERCURY (Montreal, Canada)
Boosting banger bouncing up & down, going slow & fast, hopping from left to right & back

9. ‘On Graveyard Hill’ by PIXIES (Boston, US)
Catchy cemetery noise rock. Yep, Pixies are back kicking ass…

10. ‘Colours’ by SHYBITS (Berlin)
A 21st century shoegazing Beach Boys And One Girl trio causing swirling waves…

11. ‘Letters’ by THE LVE (Belgium)
Delightful guitar pop humdinger about being yourself and staying that way…
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