Irish industrial punk quarter Gilla Band (fka Girl Band) will release a new album called Most Normal on October 7 through Rough Trade. They’ve previewed the record with a new single called “Eight Fivers”, vocalist Dara Kiely saying:
“Eight Fivers is about 40 quid. It’s 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 played a big role in my life but trying not to feed into it.”
The song finds the singer proudly announcing that he wears “shit clothes” and listing off all the shops he’s been to on the hunt for new threads – without luck. Marching from retailer to retailer, Gilla Band provide him with a swagger – but done in their casually caustic and eardrum-frying manner. It’s a stomper and a hell of a primer for what’s to come on the album.
Watch the video below or find the song on streaming platforms.