Radiohead's Thom Yorke recently proclaimed, “This is me and my son's favourite music at the moment,” when speaking about Irish noisemakers Girl Band on BBC 1 Radio just before last Christmas. The last few years have been momentous for Irish act Girl Band. Their most recent album Holding Hands With Jamie on Rough Trade has raised great acclaim from The Guardian, NME, NPR, Vice, and further afield, they have been named as one of the best new bands of 2016 by Stereogum and one of the best rock bands active today by SPIN. They will be taking to the stage in Castlebar on Friday April 7.
The band's most recent album Holding Hands with Jamie was recorded in April 2015, two days after returning home from their first US tour, the nine tracks making up Holding Hands with Jamie capture, more than any previous recordings, the tension and abrasive energy of a Girl Band performance.
Support on the night comes from Dublin outfit Bitch Falcon, who had a busy 2016 where they stormed the stages of Body and Soul, Indiependence, Knockanstockan and Electric Picnic. Bitch Falcon will take flight for Canadian Music Week and other international events in 2017 as well as releasing brand new material throughout the year. Tickets for Girl Band and Bitch Falcon live at The Garbo’s Venue in Castlebar on April 7 are now on sale and are available from Downtown Records and Hogs Heaven Bar in Castlebar. Online tickets are available through tickets.ie Further info visit www.finbarhobanpresents.com