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Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie flac album

Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie flac album Performer: Girl Band
Title: Holding Hands With Jamie
Style: Punk, Experimental, Noise, Post-Punk
Released: 2015
MP3 album: 1851 mb
FLAC album: 1410 mb
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: MP1 MP2 ADX APE MP3 FLAC AC3
Genre: Rock

Dense, uncompromising and utterly thrilling, this debut album is an explosive introduction to four (decidedly male) Dubliners who bring an unflinching post-rock eye and a crackle of dark wit to frontman Dara Kiely’s personal experiences with anxiety and depression. But it's Paul –with its rumbling surf licks and pogoing beat–that's probably the most potent reminder that, goofy moniker aside, Girl Band should be taken very seriously.

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Album: Holding Hands with Jamie. And so it comes to pass that the first knuckle-duster of a rock album of the year is released by a band from Dublin. Formed four years ago, Girl Band (Adam Faulkner, Daniel Fox, Dara Kiely, Alan Duggan) have taken their time to get to this point, but the truism of good things coming to those that wait can work for both sides. Holding Hands with Jamie starts as it means to go on: Umbongo’s brief guitar ripples halt momentarily before broiling drums and squalls of noise are followed by a fractured, bewildered vocal, bringing to mind the Virgin Prunes’ similarly styled (and frankly deviant) way with deconstructed rock music. It’s amazing, needless to say. Girl Band: Dublin indie-rockers with revolution in their heads. Shuffle: Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, The Radio Dept and Mary Burke.

Is Girl Band’s debut album some kind of loud - very loud - obnoxious joke? The Dublin four piece are no fans of convention. Their sound is angular, atonal and harsh. Weirdest of all, Girl Band are very, very serious but very, very funny indeed and like some kind of maddening puzzle, Holding Hands with Jamie - a title that is both innocent and menacing - reveals its terrible beauty gradually, ineluctably and, despite the maelstrom of contrariness, majestically. It starts with Umbongo and with the clank and whirr of factory line monotony before exploding into chaos - a glorious one-fingered salute to mass-produced homogenised music. The petulant vocals on Pears for Lunch accelerate into a frenzied state of nervous overdrive as guitars chainsaw around a lost.

Holding Hands With Jamie. To see Girl Band perform is a truly visceral experience. The not-so-quiet Dublin quartet don’t just play their instruments; they bludgeon, butcher and beat them into submission. Holding Hands With Jamie is probably not the indie rock tent pole that some might have been hoping it would be. It’s unlikely it will make the same splash of dizzying distortion that another hotly-tipped Irish act did in 1988 with an album called Isn’t Anything. Now, obviously it doesn’t compare to My Bloody Valentine’s dazzling debut but that’s not really fair as the majority of albums don’t. None of this really matters anyway because HHWJ is the essential mission statement that marks the true beginning of Girl Band’s musical journey. More albums from GIRL BAND.

Irish group and Band To Watch alums Girl Band have finally announced their debut album after releasing an EP and a string of singles over the past few years. It’s called Holding Hands With Jamie, and was recorded in their home base of Dublin at Bow Lane Studios earlier this year. Guitarist Alan Duggan said in a press release that recording a full-length record required a different mindset. It was way more challenging to stay focused - tricky to find a balance between keeping a distance from the songs for perspective but also to fully concentrate on them.

Very noisy Dublin fourpiece Girl Band have finally announced a debut album called Holding Hands with Jamie. The announcement arrives after the not-a-girl-band signed to Rough Trade back in December. There's a little teaser for you to sink your teeth into below, an audio-visual snippet showing a montage of their time at Bow Lane Studios, Dublin, and a slice of their slightly terrifying, heart-pounding, urgent-abrasive brand of music; beneath that you'll find the tracklist for the new album, out 25th September.


A1 Um bongo
A2 Pears For Lunch
A3 Baloo
A4 In Plastic
B1 Paul
B2 The Last Riddler
B3 Texting An Alien
B4 Fucking Butter
B5 The Witch Dr.

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Bow Lane Studios, Dublin
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BF94649


  • Artwork – David Meaney, Not Left Handed
  • Lacquer Cut By – AM
  • Mastered By – Fergal Davis
  • Producer – Girl Band
  • Recorded By – Daniel Fox , James Hyland, Liam Mulvaney


No jacket, just in a white sleeve with a sticker on the top right corner.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 83870 07701 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RTRADLP 770 BF94649-01 A1 AM Vᛚ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RTRADLP 770 BF94649-01 B1 AM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RTRADLP770 Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie ‎(LP, Album) Rough Trade RTRADLP770 UK 2015
RTRADCD770 Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie ‎(CD, Album) Rough Trade RTRADCD770 UK 2015
BGJ-10248 Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie ‎(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-10248 Japan 2015
none Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Rough Trade none UK 2015
RTRADLP770 Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Rough Trade RTRADLP770 Ireland 2015