Gilla Band Announce Most Normal LP

Gilla Band have announced their new album Most Normal will drop on October 7, Ahead of the arrival, the band have shared “Eight Fivers”
Gilla Band have announced their new album Most Normal

Gilla Band FKA: Girl Band have announced their new album Most Normal will drop on October 7, 2022, via Rough Trade Records. Ahead of the album’s arrival, the Irish band have shared the first single “Eight Fivers” and accompanying video directed and animated by Mortis Studios with additional help from Ruben Hernandez. Most Normal is the band’s third album; it was self-produced, and recorded and mixed by Gilla Band’s bassist Daniel Fox at Sonic Studios and their rehearsal place.

“Eight Fivers” announces itself in the typical Gilla Band way, where the lyrics often feel abstracted from the music. Singer Dara Kiely’s voice sounds like it is being pulled by two opposing forces, it’s a melodic cry yearning and dancing over the song’s driving beat. Kiely says of the track, “Eight Fivers is about being out of touch with modern circumstances while feeling socially limited. Never fitting in and kind of proud of it. Stuck with what I have and happy for it. Being grateful and not fashionable, self-conscious and too aware of what is lacking. Accepting that jealousy has played a big role in my life but trying not to feed into it.”

Covid lockdown robbed Gilla Band of any opportunity to try the new material out live, but the pandemic also incinerated any idea of a deadline for the new album. They were free to tinker at leisure, to rewrite and restructure and reinvent tracks they’d cut – to, as drummer Adam Faulkner puts it, “pull things apart and be like, ‘Let’s try this. We could try out every wild idea.”

The group also fell under the spell of modern hip-hop, “where there’s really heavy-handed production and they’re messing with the track the whole time,” says basses Daniel Fox. “That felt like a fun route to go down, it was a definite influence.”

Gilla Band
Most Normal
Track Listing
Rough Trade

01) The Gum
02) Eight Fivers
03) Backwash
04) Gushie
05) Binliner Fashion
06) Capgras
07) The Weirds
08) I Was Away
09) Almost Soon
10) Red Polo Neck
11) Pratfall
12) Post Ryan

Gilla Band 2022 Tour Dates:

7/16/22 – Jetzendorf, DE @ Puch Open Air
7/18/22 – Gent, UK @ Boomtown
7/29/22 – Waterford, UK @ All Together Now Festival
8/6/22 – Genk, BE @ Absolutely Free Festival
8/11/22-8/13/22 – Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
9/9/22 – Asten Heusden, NL @ Misty Fields Festival
9/17/22 – Leicester, UK @ Wide Eyed Festival
10/15/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Future Days Festival
10/16/22 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
10/18/22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
10/19/22 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
10/20/22 – Manchester, UK @ O2 The Ritz
10/22/22 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
10/23/22 – Brighton, UK @ CHALK
11/11/22 – Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City Festival
11/12/22 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie Club
11/13/22 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
11/15/22 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
11/16/22 – Milan, IT @ Biko
11/17/22 – Munich, DE @ Strom
11/19/22 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
11/21/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
11/22/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
11/24/22 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
11/25/22 – Rotterdam, NL @ Maassilio
11/26/22 – Paris, FR @ La Gaite Lyrique
12/9/22 – Dublin, IE @ National Stadium
12/15/22 – Belfast, IE @ The Empire

Pre-order Most Normal by Gilla Band HERE