The Irish first class agit-rock outfit Girl Band and the extraordinarily abrasive yet undeniably catchy Australian psychpunkers of Tropical Fuck Storm will join Le Guess Who? 2019 in November. Girl Band also just announced their new album ‘The Talkies’; listen to the first track from the album below.
Prepare for a barb-wired wallop of first class agit-rock. The Irish wrecking crew of Girl Band release their intense and scorching new single 'Shoulderblades', the first track of its long-awaited second album 'The Talkies' and the first release since the group's acclaimed debut LP 'Holding Hands with Jamie' from 2015, which ended up in TIME Magazine's top 5 of best albums of that year. Girl Band have become one of the most fearsome live units of the decade thanks to their shredding and propulsive performances.
'The Talkies' was recorded in November 2018 in the extraterrestrial-looking Ballintubbert House in Ireland, a sonic playground in which Girl Band further developed their devastating sound. According to the band itself, 'The Talkies' vacillates between being big, ambient, and atmospheric to suddenly terribly intimate and up close, always causing an exciting level of discomfort.
Tropical Fuck Storm
The agitated and addictive melodies of Australia's Tropical Fuck Storm sound like psychedelic spells. With debut album 'A Laughing Death in Meatspace', Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin (The Drones) set themselves the goal of making "weird music for people who are sick of the same old shit". The result: nine seething tracks and a live show which sees the band being described as "a force of nature".
Previously announced to perform at Le Guess Who? 2019 are a.o. Atlanta art-punks Deerhunter; the industrial/metal outfit Godflesh; psychedelic/kraut mystics Moon Duo; Nivhek, the new project of Grouper’s Liz Harris; Welsh avant-pop songwriter Cate Le Bon; the transformative experience of ZONAL featuring Moor Mother; The Raincoats, one of the most inventive bands spawned by the late 70’s punk explosion; fabled Japanese collective Acid Mothers Temple and their deep devotion to improvised music; Swedish prog/psych/counterculture trailblazers Träd, Gräs och Stenar (Träden); and King Midas Sound’s gloom-ridden dub, spoken word and ambient.
View the initial line-up for the festival and listen to the official LGW19 playlist here.
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