Girl Band - Talkies
Rough Trade Us
The Talkies is Girl Band's follow-up album to their ground breaking 2015 debut Holding Hands with Jamie. It was recorded in November 2018 at Ballintubbert House, Ireland, "a few pay grades above what we're used to!", the alien construction of Ballintubbert and it's corridors help to navigate Girl Band's cataclysmic sound within a world of it's own. "In many ways the idea behind the album was to make an audio representation of the house." And this enigmatic manor becomes Girl Band's sonic playground. The Talkies is living, breathing, in a continual state of metamorphosis. It encompasses everything there is to love about Girl Band while simultaneously causing an exciting level of discomfort. The moaning and sawing guitars, atonal blankets of sound, abstractive lyrical repetition, chugging snare and ascending/descending snakes and ladders noise-rock guitar deliver something that is so distinctively Girl Band.