Win Nick’s Free Tix


Dublin art-rock gurus Girl Band are set to release their second album ‘The Talkies’ in September on the legendary Rough Trade label.

To celebrate, Dara Kiely and the gang have announced two shows in Dublin’s Vicar Street in November.

The first is already sold out but there are still tickets available for the second show on Saturday November 23.

We have two tickets (yes, TWO) to give away for the Saturday night show – all you have to do is to tell us what your favourite song is by either an all-female band or a female-fronted band and why.

My pet octopus will choose the winner (…only squidding).

To whet your appetite, above is  the band’s new video for ‘Shoulderblades’, which was directed by Bob Gallagher, shot in a studio in County Wicklow, and features a remarkable performance by dancer Oona Doherty, who is in sync with the intensity and claustrophobia of the music.

Imagine Black Swan soundtracked by The Fall instead of Tchaikovsky. But be warned: there will be blood.

Nick says: Lines must close at 7pm. Good luck to all our readers!

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20 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Free Tix

  1. Penfold

    “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt. A brilliant Pop/rock song. Played it to death on Rock Band too.

    Girl Band are something else! A bit of “Paul” or “Pears for Lunch” perfect for starting off a weekend session!

  2. Jonboy

    Has to be ‘Under Your Spell’ by Desire. Desire are essentially a collaboration between the guys from the Chromatics and Canadian vocalist Megan Louise.

    You’ll know the song from the movie Drive.”I don’t eat. I don’t sleep. I do nothing but think of you.”

    If you can get a chance to listen to their debut album ‘II’, it’s full of similarly blissed out, downbeat disco.

  3. Farageyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I’ve always loved Doll Parts by Hole.
    A surprisingly tender song by ole Court.

  4. Spaghetti Hoop

    Somebody to Love – Patti Smith.

    It’s kind of shouting to the world when you’re majorly pee-ed off with it. Spine-tingling stuff.

  5. Colm

    kind of an of-the-moment response but I’ve been obsessed with “Lemon Glow” by Beach House again these last few weeks

  6. Gearóid Gillett

    Machine Gun by Portishead
    It’s so dark and eerie and has such a pervasive beat it’s simultaneously haunting and a banger.

    Girl Band are the goddamned truth Ruth

    1. Farageyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I fell asleep at a Portishead concert once. Lovely soporific music.

      1. millie st murderlark

        I had a dreadful habit of falling asleep in the spoken word tent at EP, back in the days when I actually went to festivals.

  7. saysomething

    My first and life-long shout along..
    Oh Bondage, Up Yours- X Rays Spex
    I loved Poly Styrene, her attitude, that little catch in her voice and when the sax comes in it still gives me a little shiver. From the opening little laugh and ” Some say little girls should be seen and not heard but I say…” to the nicely abrupt end, its a perfect few minutes.
    It still makes me smile and gives a little shot of adrenaline.

  8. scottser

    Too much pressure by the selecter. Pauline Black is the only woman to make me dance more than my missis..

  9. scottser

    No Sinead O’Connor?
    I’ll throw black boys on mopeds in there so, we can’t be giving it away to the foreigners all the time.

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