*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*
7PM – Doors
8PM – Show
Whilst Dublin 4 piece GillaBand’s cataclysmic sound avoids consignment to any singular genre, it’s thrusting noise-rock guitars, heavy techno drumbeats and wailing vocals paired with frontman Dara Kiely’s witty, mundane and often surrealist lyrics create ‘as perfect an expression of rock’n’roll’s essential auto-destructive impulse as this writers ever heard.’(The Guardian). Trailblazers for modern Irish alternative music and known for their ferocious live shows which have been described as chaotic, electrifying and ‘genuinely dangerous, like one last rave before the apocalypse’, Gilla Band are not just a band, but a force. In 2015 they signed to Rough Trade Records and let loose their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie to rampant critical acclaim, and topping this was to be no easy feat, but following a 4 year hiatus, they returned in September with their second studio album, The Talkies, heralded as ‘one of the biggest comebacks of the year ‘ (Mary Anne Hobbs, 6Music). The Press landscape hailed it as ‘more abstract and more focused than their debut’ with outstanding reviews from the likes of Crack Magazine (9/10),The Irish Times (5*) and Record Collector(5/5). The Talkies was Recorded in November 2018 at Ballintubbert House, Ireland–the alien construction of the house and its corridors help to navigate their cataclysmic sound within a world of its own. And this enigmatic manor became Gilla Band’s sonic playground. It is an album which is living and breathing, in a continual state of metamorphosis, and it encompasses everything there is to love about the Dublin 4-piece while simultaneously instilling an exciting level of discomfort. Their third album “Most Normal” comes out this October 7thon Rough Trade Records.
*Purchase a ticket to the show by October 7 and receive 20% off of Gilla Band’s new record “Most Normal”, out October 7. Discount code will be sent prior to release.
A pummeling meander, living in the tension between always wanting to be surprised by the visceral and always wanting to be loved and to love, Pure Adult is an experimental rock band from Brooklyn dancing in the fringes, inviting you to join them. Originally a solo project of multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Snyder, Pure Adult later expanded to be a collaboration between him and contemporary dancer and visual artist Bianca Abarca. Joe Talbot, singer of IDLES, said of Pure Adult, “Pungent chaos that serves no pomp, instead it throws around dark innuendo like a rag doll to the cadence of fury and fucking. The best album I’ve heard in ages. The best band you haven’t seen. Go dig, it’s beautiful at its worst.”
Their first full length LP, II, out on Fat Cat Records on January 27th.