I Love The Smell Of Irish Noise Bohemians GILLA BAND In The Morning

Works faster than caffeine

16 September 2022

Irish noise bohemians GILLA BAND are coming closer
to the release date of their 3rd longplayer Most Normal,
out on 7th October. Pre-order info here.

Album artwork

So far we got to tremendous tasters with
and Eight Fivers.

And here comes number three. A happy birthday
song for a friend, called Post Ryan.

Dara Kiely (frontman): “Our friend Ryan turned 30 during lockdown and we were asked
by his mates to make a track for his birthday, We wrote and recorded ‘Happy Birthday
Ryan’. Right after that we came up with the bones of what is now known as Post Ryan.”

“This probably took the longest time out of all the tracks. The words of the track were
originally really silly. There’s was a line about wearing Christmas socks all year round.
Stupid stuff. It didn’t really fit the tone. The lads wanted me to get out of my comfort
zone and write something really direct.  

(Photo by Turn Up The Volume – Ghent, Belgium, 17 July 2022)

I love the smell of Gilla Band in the morning.
Be ready to sing happy birthday to Ryan.

Also st(r)eaming on Spotify

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GILLA BAND – Irish Post Punk Chainsaws GILLA BAND Share Hallucinatory Love Song ‘BACKWASH’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

19 August 2022

Who: Raw Irish post-punk projectile
Works: Debut album Holding Hands With Jamie,
2019 follow-up The Talkies and new upcoming one
Most Normal, out 7th October.

(photo by Turn Up The Volume – Ghent July 2022)

Can’t wait for the Irish post-punk-chainsaw turbo’s new LP.
Their psyche-piercing anarchy sound gives me goosebumps.

We already got the vintage bone-breaking GB single
Eight Shivers and here’s the follow-up Backwash.

Dara Kiely about the new piece: “Backwash” is one of the few tracks where
the words represent a dream-like circumstance. The lyrics are from a stream of
consciousness rant, weird imagery and all that. The track is about attraction – fancying someone and not knowing what to say exactly. It’s an indirect love song, knowing you like someone but can’t quite articulate it. Thinking that you have already expressed your feelings, but like waking up from a dream you’ve forgotten what you actually have said or felt.

Surprise, surprise, Gilla Band can rock too.
Well, the Gilla Band way, that is.

You can boogie-woogie
here below…

New album THE NEW NORMAL is out on 7 October via Rough Trade.

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Irish Chainsaw Shockers GILLA BAND Exorcise Their Demons In Belgium

22 July 2022

Who: Raw Irish post-punk projectile
Works: Debut album Holding Hands With Jamie,
2019 follow-up The Talkies and new upoming one
Most Normal, out 7th October.

Concert: Handelsbeurs venue, Ghent belgium – 18 July 2022

Five reasons why Turn Up The Volume was shocked and loved it.

1. Motormouth Dara Kiely is The Exorcist of post-punk pain.
You can feel his agony physically. FACT!

2. Bassist Daniel Fox operates in an bubble of his own creating bone-crushing
mayhem without blinking an eye. He creates fuzz/buzz blasts with 4 strings.

3. Alan Duggan is the chainsaw guitarist of this demonic quartet.
He cuts songs in pieces, one by one, with his maniacal noiz.

4. All together they produce a brain-breaking
brouhaha, people in straitjackets try to pogo to.


5. Their brand new single Eight Rivers causes, yes, shockwaves.

GILLA BAND: Facebook – Instagram – Pre-order Info New Album

Irish Shockers GILLA BAND Have A New Chainsaw Cut Out – Listen Here To ‘EIGHT FIVERS’

New striking strokes

17 July 2021

(Photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Who: Raw Irish post-punk projectile
Works: Debut album Holding Hands With Jamie
and 2019 follow-up The Talkies

New album: MOST NORMAL
Out: 7 October 2022 – order info here

Lead-single: EIGHT FIVERS

Kiely (vocalist) “‘Eight Fivers’ is about being out of touch with modern circumstances
while feeling socially limited. Never fitting in and kind of proud of it. Stuck with what I
have and happy for it. Being grateful and not fashionable, self-conscious and too aware
of what is lacking. Accepting that jealousy has played a big role in my life but trying not
to feed into it.”

I love these raw and rough post-punk mavericks. Their staccato sound,
the demonic voice of frontscreamer Dara Kiely, their chainsaw guitars and
electro crushes cause a casting out experience. Minacious and manic.


Check it out

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