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.
January 20th will mark the Stateside limited vinyl release of their latest single Lawman by Any Other City Records, the label home of Villagers and James Vincent McMorrow. And by limited release we’re talking about 300 7 inch records with each bearing screen-printed and hand stitched art. “Lawman” and it’s B-side “Heckle the Frames” consist of shouted and yelped non sequiturs over layers upon layers of furious noise that seems to reverberate off the walls at crazy angles – or like screeching power tools. In any case, the song feels (and sounds) like an unbridled and primal frenzy.