The last time we heard Dublin four-piece Girl Band committing a cover to record was their revelatory reworking of Blawan’s Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage’. Today they’ve unveiled the B-side to new single ‘De Bom Bom‘, and it’s a cover of Washington punk-rockers Beat Happening’s ‘I Love You’. The original, which you can hear below, is pretty restrained indie-rock fare that keeps its emotions just about in check. Girl Band haven’t made such a straight-up rock song since their debut EP a few years ago, and you can practically hear Dara Kiely and bassist Daniel Fox willing things to get a little bit crazy. Kiely’s cries to “give it to me, give it to me” fade out and we don’t know if indeed he got what he wanted. Girl Band play the Body & Soul stage at Electric Picnic this Friday. They’re onstage at 9pm, but if you miss them they have a few Irish dates lined up to coincide with the release of ‘De Bom Bom’, out September 1 on Any City Records.
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;
October 18: The TDC, Triskel, Cork.