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We are very happy to show you the video for our new single In Plastic. It was directed by Bob Gallagher and is one of our favourite videos he’s done for us yet. Check it out below

We will be releasing the single physically on a limited number of 7″ records on the 8th of July. Each record is hand stamped, numbered and they are all different from one another. Pre-order links below from the Rough Trade store.

Here are some words from Bob explaining the video:
“This is the fourth video I’ve done with Band, so there’s maybe a continuity in the tone and the humour of it, but it’s a more of a departure stylistically from the other videos. The others have had a very narrative drive, whereas In Plastic is more about creating an atmosphere, and putting the viewer through a weird overwhelming sensory experience, that hopefully compliments the different dynamics in the track. The narrative doesn’t make literal sense, and should feel confusing and claustrophobic. A bit like being on the inside of a panic attack.
I think I pitched the idea to the band as the fever dream Kafka might have if he ever read 1984. It’s it’s not set in a particular place or period. Some of the references and inspirations are historical and some are quite recent. It’s a mish-mash of influences, and a lot of it was shaped by conversations with the band.
The video is obviously totally ridiculous in many ways, but it touches on themes of surveillance, paranoia, and how arbitrary the construct of a border can seem, which are all very contemporary anxieties. When I see clips of Donald Trump talking about deporting people and building walls I have to remind myself that I’m not watching an absurd alternate reality. I’d sooner live under a Conor Cusack dictatorship.”

Pre Order: http://store.roughtraderecords.com/girl-band-in-plastic.html

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04.06.15 – We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR
05.06.16 – This Is Not A Love Song – Nimes, FR
11.06.16 – Field Day – London, UK
17/19.06.16 – Body and Soul, Ire

14.07.16 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
16.07.16 – Pitchfork Festival – Chicago, IL
16.07.16 – Beat Kitchen, Pitchfork after party – Chicago, IL

We are extremely sorry to announce that due to health issues we have to pull all upcoming shows in January, February and March.

We really appreciate people’s patience with this and whilst we are unable to tour at present, we do hope to perform some shows throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, who put on the shows and everyone’s support in general, it means a lot to us.

Refunds on tickets available at point of purchase

Upcoming shows still scheduled
01.04.2016 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRE
03.06.2016 – This Is Not A Love Song – Nimes, FR
11.06.2016 – Field Day – London, UK

Fri 22nd Jan – Brewery Corner, Kilkenny, Ireland – SOLD OUT
Sat 23rd Jan – Gabo’s, Castlebar, Ireland
Fri 29th Jan – Le Petit Bain, Paris, FR

Tue 16th Feb – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, NL
Wed 17th Feb – Trix Antwerp, BE
Fri 19th Feb – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, UK
Sat 20th Feb – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Mon 22nd Feb – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Tues 23rd Feb – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
Wed 24th Feb – The Buyers Club, Liverpool UK
Fri 26th Feb – Tunnels, Aberdeen, UK
Sat 27th Feb – Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
Mon 29th Feb – Village Underground, London, UK

Tues 1st Mar – The Exchange, Bristol,UK
Fri 4th Mar- Salon IKSV, Istanbul, TR
Fri 11th Mar- Gagarin, Athens, GR

Fri 1st Apr – Vicar Street, Dublin

Here is a live version of Baloo which we did for Rough Trade a couple of months back.

We’re very happy to announce some new dates for 2016 in Ireland and Belgium including our biggest Irish show to date in Vicar Street. We are currently working on more dates and will have more info asap – (ticket links for Ireland and Belgium to follow soon).

Fri 22nd Jan – Brewery Corner, Kilkenny, Ireland
Sat 23rd Jan – Gabo’s, Castlebar, Ireland
Wed 17th Feb – Trix Antwerp, Belgium
Fri 19th Feb – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Sat 20th Feb – Concorde 2, Brighton
Mon 22nd Feb – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Tues 23rd Feb – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Wed 24th Feb – The Buyers Club, Liverpool
Fri 26th Feb – Tunnels, Aberdeen
Sat 27th Feb – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Mon 29th Feb – Village Underground, London
Tues 1st Mar – The Exchange, Bristol
Fri 1st Apr – Vicar Street, Dublin