On the closest thing we get to a chorus on Girl Band‘s new single ‘De Bom Bom’, premiered on Thursday morning by Noisey Music (how apt), ‘singer’ Dara Kiely says that he “tried to get it up – can’t get it up!” It’s screamed over what sounds more like a chainsaw trying to ride a motorbike than three lads playing guitar, bass and drums. “Pathetic silence,” Dara declares, taking aim, it seems, at any band who are even considering something conventional like an interlude. “I swear to not De Bom Bom Bom,” he says earlier, giving no indication of what exactly the phrase means. It’s 3.39 minutes of noisey industrial music that will leave you wondering what the hell just happened – and might leave you singing “I can’t get it up” to yourself as you walk down the street later. ‘De Bom Bom’ is released on Any Other City Records on September 1. You can preorder it on their Bandcamp page. They’re playing a few dates in Ireland in September, which you can see after the jump. (They were supposed to be playing the Pavilion in Cork on October 18 but the venue closed down this week. It’s in the process of being rehoused though so fingers crossed.)
Girl Band Irish tour dates:
September 18: Clonakilty Guitar Festival, Co Cork;
September 19: Joe Lee’s, Tullamore;
September 26: Kasbah Social Club, Limerick;
September 27: The Button Factory (with CIan Nugent and the Cosmos – Woof!), Dublin;
October 9: Roisin Dubh, Galway;
October 10: Spirit Store:, Dundalk.