Every now and then, when slogging through promos but the awesome and the awful, an artist really stands out as a diamond in the ruff, and a reminder of why finding new music is so rewarding. Girl Band are one of those artists.

They recently released a new video for “Going Norway” from their new album, The Talkies, out September 27 via Rough Trade Records. The song stands out as a group that can craft solid songs and match their music to the visuals they are creating.

“‘Going Norway’ was one of the first tracks we finished,” explains vocalist Dara Kiely, “but the melody actually comes from a track that I wrote about eight years ago. I saved that melody and brought it up when I didn’t have any ideas left, I was also doing a lot of mindfulness meditation around the time of it, so lyrically I decided not to use any pronouns within the track and the whole album. That came about when I came across this quote from the Buddha which was ‘Nothing is to be clung to as I, me, or mine,’ and I removed all that in a way to kind of find an abstract world to live in.”

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
Oct 8th – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
UK/ EU Dates
Nov 2nd – Manchester – Academy 2
Nov 5th – London – Electric Ballroom
Nov 7th – Brussels – Botanique (Sold Out)
Nov 8th – Utrecht – Le Guess Who? 2019
Nov 12th – Nov 14th – Paris – La Maroquinerie
Nov 14th – Berlin – Bi Nuu
Nov 22nd – Dublin – Vicar Street (Sold Out)
Nov 23rd – Dublin – Vicar Street

Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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