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Girl Band Announce New Album and Tour, Share Video for New Song “Shoulderblades”

The Talkies Due Out September 27 via Rough Trade

Jun 06, 2019 Girl Band
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Irish four-piece Girl Band have announced a new album, The Talkies, and have shared its first single, “Shoulderblades,” via a video for the track. The Talkies is due out September 27 via Rough Trade. They have also announced some tour dates. Watch the “Shoulderblades” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art. Also below are the tour dates.

The band’s own Daniel Fox produced The Talkies, which was recorded in November 2018 at a stately home on the outskirts of Dublin called Ballintubbert House. It’s the follow-up to their 2014-released debut album, Holding Hands with Jamie. Previous collaborator Bob Gallagher directed the video for “Shoulderblades.”

Gallagher had this to say about the video in a press release: “I think it’s a real testament to the creative spirit of the band that they encouraged me to go outside my comfort zone and attempt to make something with no props or set dressing or conventional narrative, and to try and articulate an idea with dance and movement. In Oona we found an incredible co-conspirator, I couldn’t imagine any other dancer being able to bring that combination of beauty and violence to the video. The idea grew out of Dara’s reference to the character of Ed Mordake, a man with two faces, so duality was a major theme. It was interesting for me to see how well dance allows an idea to live in the abstract so it can remain very open. It can mean what it means to the band, and also what it means to Oona and to myself. Hopefully that translates in a way that people watching it can find something in it to relate to, strange as it may be.”

The Talkies Tracklist:

1. Prolix
2. Going Norway
3. Shoulderblades
4. Couch Combover
5. Aibophobia
6. Salmon of Knowledge
7. Akineton
8. Amygdala
9. Caveat
10. Laggard
11. Prefab Castle
12. Ereignis

Girl Band Tour Dates:

USA Dates:

Oct 2nd - Chicago - Beat Kitchen
Oct 4th - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Oct 5th - Philly, PA - Boot and Saddle
Oct 6th - Washington, DC - Songbyrd, DC
Oct 8th - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere

UK/ EU Dates
Nov 2nd - Manchester - Academy 2
Nov 5th - London - Electric Ballroom
Nov 7th - Brussels - Botanique
Nov 10th - Utrecht - Le Guess Who
Nov 12th - Berlin - Lido
Nov 14th - La Maroquinerie - Paris
Nov 22nd - Vicar street - Dublin


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