Gilla Band Debut “Sports Day” Video

Gilla Band have shared a new video for "Sports Day." The track is off the Irish band's album Most Normal, now out on Rough Trade
Gilla Band debut new video for "Sports Day"

Gilla Band have shared a new video for their latest single “Sports Day.” The clip arrives with the news of new Northern American tour and UK & EU dates, and is off their latest album Most Normal. The video for “Sports Day” was directed by Michael Speed who also directed their previous video “Post Ryan” and follows previous singles “Backwash” and “Eight Fivers” which had videos directed and animated by Mortis Studios.

Frontman Dara Kiely explains his thinking behind the lyrics on the song, “Sports Day is about announcing embarrassing facts (thankfully via a distortion mic). Weird lies you've told as a child, poor skills you once thought you were great at and repetitive lines that you still bring up to the same people. The subject matter contains: me being 12 and coming to terms with being crap at football and would never be a professional. At a similar age; having this peculiar routine in which I used to say goodnight to my sports day medals (including kissing my participation ones) before going to bed. Essentially being strangely proud of my achievements of simply showing up. Linking that out of depth feeling to the modern day in the
shape of not knowing how to turn on the PA (or anything music equipment related for that matter). Also secretly admiring soap operas while constantly talking about The Beatles to anyone who would listen.”

On Most Normal, 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 bassist Daniel Fox. “There was a conscious effort to be more direct this time, whether it was with the lyrics or the music and with the production – for everything to be a lot more ‘here’ and to feel more poppy, and then really try to mess with it and subvert it”. Most Normal is Gilla Band’s third album; it was self-produced, and recorded and mixed by bassist Daniel Fox at Sonic Studios and their rehearsal place.

Gilla Band 2023 Tour Dates

10 Feb – LA, CA, USA @ Teragram Ballroom
11 Feb – Berkeley, CA, USA @ Cornerstone Berkeley
13 Feb – Portland, OR, USA @ Mission Theater
14 Feb – Vancouver, BC, CANADA @ Wise Hall
15 Feb – Seattle, WA, USA @ Sunset Tavern
21 Feb – Brooklyn, NY, USA @ Brooklyn Made
22 Feb – Philadelphia, PA, USA @ Johnny Brenda's
24 Feb – Cambridge, MA, USA @ Sonias
25 Feb – Washington, DC, USA @ DC9
27 Feb – Chicago, IL , USA @ Lincoln Hall
26 th May – Birkenhead, UK @ Future Yard
29 th May – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
31 st May – Poitiers, FR @ Le Confort Moderne
1 st Jun – Biarritz, FR @Atabal

Purchase Most Normal by Gilla Band HERE


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