The Dublin, ireland-based quartet of Girl Band manages to be both difficult to find through normal Internet searches, while evading easy categorization. In fact, the band has managed to do something few bands do: they’ve attempted in every possible way to hold their influences close the the vest. Although Blawan, the Rat Pack, and the Modern Lovers have been cited as influences, as well as techno on the band and their sound.
Any Other City Records, the label home of Villagers and James Vincent McMorrow released Girl Band’s latest single “Lawman” here in the states in an extremely limited vinyl release of about 300 copies – each baring screen-printed and hand stitched art. “Lawman” in particular consists of shouted and yelped non sequiturs over layers upon layers of furious noise that seems to sound like screeching power tools fed through amplifiers and speakers. In some, the song feels (and sounds) like an unbridled, uncontrolled, frenzy.
The band released the official video for the song and it looks like it was shot in on a grainy, over-used VHS tape, which fits the scuzzy, raw sound of the actual song