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Gilla Band

Most Normal

First album under this moniker from the Dublin noise rock band previously know as Girl Band

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  1. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The band’s gift for conjuring up new forms of auditory mayhem is the real star of the show
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  2. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    The Dublin outfit fka Girl Band’s compelling, magnetic third album is utterly weird, often brutal, and mostly disorientating
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  3. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Irish band’s unrelenting third album, made with an arcade of pedals and processors, surges with electricity. Inside all of its noise is an indignant, surreal mania that gives it a twisted pop soul
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  4. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Although Most Normal is every bit as obtuse as one has come to expect from Gilla Band, it represents more of a short sharp shock than either 2019’s The Talkies or 2015’s Holding Hands With Jamie, yet remains every bit as exhilarating
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    When you stick on your headphones and press play on this music, you cannot help but feel welcomed into their wonderfully strange world
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Gilla Band remain typically confrontational and free-form on Most Normal
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    Uneasy and unpredictable, yet invigorating
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  8. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    You’ve got to love the dichotomy of the album being entitled ‘Most Normal’ because Gilla Band’s third outing is anything but ordinary
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  9. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Gilla Band are in experimental mood on new album Most Normal, with an overwhelmingly high hit rate
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  10. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Frontperson Dara Kiely’s language less resembles the mumblings of a person disconnected from reality than those of someone whose anxieties are entirely relatable
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  11. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The results are sometimes too meta to be particularly satisfying, but when but coheres - as on the bracing, static-smeared "Backwash" - it's worth the effort. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Budget-price corporations such as Lidl and Ryanair take a mauling, amid a sonic barrage which occasionally coalesces into pleasing punk-funk but mostly glories in making lap-steel sound like a cement mixer. Print edition only

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