One of the most wonderful things about Ireland’s Girl Band is their unexpected influences, their oddly diverting reference points.
Sure, the group might come off as darker-than-dark post-rock noise troops but underneath that lie some intriguing fare. Referencing Sam Cooke for their Record Store Day single, Girl Band have now covered Beat Happening.
Calvin Johnson’s legendary K Records band arguably turned punk on its head with their twee Olympia hymns, with Kurt Cobain sketching a tattoo of the label’s shield onto his arm.
Girl Band certainly inject their fair share of abrasive noise into ‘I Love You’. Exploring the darker regions of Johnson’s songwriting, it’s a sign of the group’s ability to stamp their own identity onto any source material which crosses their path.
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‘De Bom Bom’ b/w ‘I Love You’ will be released on September 1st.