© 2022 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

KEXP Presents: Girl Band

There's nothing pretty about Girl Band; in fact, the Dublin group plays some of the most abrasive pop songs you're likely to hear. But it hasn't always been that way: Singer Dara Kiely and guitarist Alan Duggan played together in more conventional indie-rock bands before hitting upon their aggressive sound.

With bassist Daniel Fox and drummer Adam Faulkner, the all-male Girl Band heaps loads of distortion over driving beats. The result sounds at times like chainsaws attacking a DJ rig, with Kiely's Mark E. Smith-style deadpan barely audible above it all — until he screams. On an early Saturday afternoon at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves, recorded for KEXP's broadcast, a full house yelled back.


  • "Lawman"
  • Watch Girl Band's full performance on KEXP's YouTube channel.

    Copyright 2021 KEXP. To see more, visit .