Gilla Band Debuts “Backwash” Video

Gilla Band Debuts "Backwash" Video
Gilla Band Debuts video for "Backwash"

Gilla Band have shared a new video for “Backwash,” the track is off the Irish group’s forthcoming album Most Normal, available October 7, 2022 via Rough Trade Records. “Backwash” was directed and animated by Mortis Studios and follows earlier single “ Eight Fivers ”, which was accompanied by a video directed and animated by Mortis Studios with additional help from Ruben Hernandez. “Backwash” is available as a Big Love exclusive 7”, limited to 120 copies.

“The initial idea for the whole album was that it would loosely sound like a dream,” singer Dara Kiely explains. “We didn’t really stick to the brief but it lead us down different sonic avenues. ‘Backwash’ is one of the few tracks where the words represent a dream-like circumstance. The lyrics are from a stream of consciousness rant, weird imagery and all that. The track is about attraction – fancying someone and not knowing what to say exactly. It’s an indirect love song, knowing you like someone but can’t quite articulate it. Thinking that you have already expressed your feelings, but like waking up from a dream you’ve forgotten what you actually have said or felt.”

For their first album as Gilla Band, the foursome have redrawn their own paradigm. Most Normal is like little you’ve heard before, a kaleidoscopic spectrum of noise put in service of broken pop songs, FX-strafed Avant- punk rollercoaster rides and passages of futurist dancefloor nihilism.

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 bassist Daniel Fox. “That felt like a fun route to go down, it was a definite influence.”

Gilla Band
Most Normal
Track Listing
Rough Trade Records

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:

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 @ Canvas
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

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