Dublin punks Girl Band are prepping the release of their sophomore effort, The Talkies, next month. We’ve already heard lead single “Shoulderblades; and today we’re hearing the latest from the scuzzed out skronkers.
“Going Norway” is a magic trick. With industrial percussion at its most accessible, you don’t realize that you’re listening to something this harsh; guitars repeatedly stab you with knives intentionally dulled, while Dara Kiely’s visceral wails materialize the pain they inflict. Not quite a headbanger, but not quite a groove, the track is mesmerizing.
Fitting then that “Going Norway” is paired with a Bob Gallagher-directed video that’s a folk-horror film staged in the therapist’s office. The whole thing feels like a rorschach test gone terribly, terribly wrong.