女孩乐队是爱尔兰都柏林的朋克乐队，成立于2011年。该乐队由歌手Dara Kiely，吉他手Alan Duggan，贝斯手Daniel Daniel Fox和鼓手Adam Faulkner组成。
乐队由歌手Dara Kiely，吉他手Alan Duggan，贝斯手Daniel Daniel Fox和鼓手Adam Faulkner 于2011年7月在都柏林成立。在女子乐队之前，Dara Kiely，Alan Duggan和Daniel Fox在独立摇滚乐队Harrows中演出。当成员在16岁上中学时，耙就形成了，被Kiely和Fox描述为“ 中风的狗屎版本”。他们在活动时未签名到唱片公司，并且将自己录制的几首歌曲上传到YouTube和Myspace。
2012年4月，他们在《其他城市唱片》上发行了首张单曲“ In My Head”。他们为“ Leave Again”曲目的音乐录影带自筹资金。 Kiely在Harrows玩鼓，直到Harrows解散后，他才尝试唱歌。
乐队紧随其后发行了自己制作的France 98 EP，该唱片进行了现场录制并通过Any Other City发行。然后，他们录制了“为什么他们将尸体藏在我的车库下？”的封面。通过TECHNO艺术家布万，这进一步推动自己的声誉，扩大他们的球迷基础，在整个2013年四月将它们设置为英国巡回演出的日期屈指可数。
在整个2014年，Girl Band在其他任何城市的唱片上发行了数量有限的7英寸单曲。2014年12月，他们与Rough Trade Records签约。该唱片交易是在唱片公司的创始人Geoff Travis看到他们表演多次之后发生的，他想“更大程度地促进[乐队] [当时]所做的事情。” 女子乐队得到了完全的创作控制，并允许制作自己的唱片。
Girl Band于2015年9月在Rough Trade 发行了首张专辑《Holding Hands With Jamie》。该唱片是自己制作的，并在都柏林Bow Lane Studios录制。
在2019年6月，Girl Band发行了“ Shoulderblades”，这是四年来的第一首单曲。随后在2019年8月发行了第二首单曲，名为“ Going Norway”。这些歌曲是乐队第二张专辑The Talkies的单曲，该专辑由Rough Trade于9月27日发行。
乐队的首张专辑受到音乐评论家的好评。干草叉说：“达拉·基利（Dara Kiely）为女子乐队的新专辑带来沉重的共鸣和美妙的歌曲。你能笑吗？与杰米（Jamie）牵手与基利（Kiely）的精神状态一样令人不快”。 《卫报》将乐队描述为“充满声音和愤怒”，并说：“这支爱尔兰四人乐队从一开始就对你大吼，一连串不停，扑朔迷离的歌曲散布着破碎的，虚幻的歌词。” 滚石达拉·基利（Dara Kiely）的嗓音表现写道：“ [[达拉·基利]（Dara Kiely）听起来确实令人信服。但他似乎也不太害羞–不像是一个尴尬地在房间里畏缩的人，而不是一个弯腰鱼肚皮的家伙，凹形腹肌变成令人毛骨悚然的骄傲点，这种对抗性的，事态的丑陋正是爱尔兰后朋克乐队工作人员如此出色的表现，他们用死眼的精确度和魔鬼般的决心折磨着他们的乐器。就像记录在防辐射棚下的肉柜中一样”。滚石乐队还将乐队与骗子和尼克·凯夫的 生日聚会进行了比较。
鼓手亚当·福克纳（Adam Faulkner）说：“与我们相比，大多数乐队都没有真正听过。多年来，像整整一年一样，我们与麦克卢斯基（Mclusky）相提并论，但是我们没人听过。然后我们都一样，就像，不，不喜欢。” 乐队提到了影响力不等的乐队，例如Bad Brains， James Chance和The Contortions， Neu！，和《化学兄弟》。
Girl Band are an Irish post-punk band from Dublin formed in 2011. The group is composed of vocalist Dara Kiely, guitarist Alan Duggan, bassist Daniel Fox and drummer Adam Faulkner.
The band was formed in Dublin in July 2011 by vocalist Dara Kiely, guitarist Alan Duggan, bassist Daniel Fox and drummer Adam Faulkner. Prior to Girl Band, Dara Kiely, Alan Duggan and Daniel Fox played in the indie rock band Harrows. Harrows formed when the members were in secondary school at the age of 16 and was described by Kiely and Fox as “a shit version of the Strokes”. They did not sign to a record label whilst active and have uploaded what few songs they had recorded to YouTube and Myspace.
In April 2012 they released their debut single “In My Head” on Any Other City Records. They self-financed a music video for the track “Leave Again”. Kiely played drums in Harrows and it was not until after Harrows disbanded that he attempted singing.
The band followed the single with the self-produced France 98 EP which was recorded live and released through Any Other City. They then recorded a cover of “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?” by techno artist Blawan, which furthered their reputation and expanded their fan base, setting them up for a handful of UK tour dates throughout April 2013.
Throughout 2014 Girl Band released a number of limited 7″ singles on Any Other City records. In December 2014 they signed to Rough Trade Records. The record deal came about after the founder of the label, Geoff Travis saw them perform numerous times, and he wanted to “facilitate what [the band was] doing [at the time] on a bigger scale”. Girl Band were given full creative control and allowed produced their own records.
Girl Band released their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie on Rough Trade in September 2015. Self-produced, it was recorded at Bow Lane Studios in Dublin.
In June 2019, Girl Band released “Shoulderblades”, their first single in four years. A second single titled “Going Norway” followed in August 2019. These songs are the singles for the band’s second album The Talkies, which was released by Rough Trade on 27 September.
The band’s debut album was well received by music critics. Pitchfork said that “Dara Kiely brings heavy vibes and great songs to Girl Band’s new album. Should you laugh? Holding Hands With Jamie is as discomfiting as Kiely’s mental state”. The Guardian described the band as “full of sound and fury” and stated “This Irish four-piece howls at you from the very start, an unbroken series of thumping, crashing songs strewn with fractured, imagistic lyrics”. Rolling Stone wrote than about Dara Kiely’s vocal performance stating, “[Dara Kiely] sure sounds convincing. But he doesn’t seem too shy about it, either – less like someone cowering embarrassedly in his room than a guy who’s turned his fish-belly skin and concave abs into a creepy point of pride. That kind of confrontational, matter-of-fact ugliness is what this Irish post-punk crew does so well, torturing their instruments with dead-eyed precision and diabolical resolve. The dank, relentless music sounds like it was recorded in a meat locker under a fallout shelter”. Rolling Stone also compared the band to Liars and Nick Cave’s Birthday Party.
Drummer Adam Faulkner has said that “most of the bands we get compared to we don’t really listen to. For ages, for like a whole year, we got compared to Mclusky, and none of us ever listened to it. And then we all did and were just like, Nah, don’t like it.” The band mentions influences ranging from bands such as Bad Brains, James Chance and the Contortions, Neu!, and The Chemical Brothers.
2011 – Girl Band [Singles]
2012 – France 98 [EP]
2012 – In My Head [Singles]
2013 – Quompilation #3 [Single]
2014 – Lawman [Singles]
2015 – Holding Hands With Jamie
2015 – The Early Years [EP]
2019 – The Talkies
2020 – Live at Vicar Street
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