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Gilla Band announce new album, Most Normal

By | Published on Thursday 14 July 2022

Gilla Band

Gilla Band have announced that they will release their third album ‘Most Normal’ – the follow up to 2019’s ‘The Talkies’ – later this year. It will include collaborations with Mandy, Indiana and M(h)aol.

The first single from the album, out now, is ‘Eight Fivers’, of which vocalist Dara Kiely says: “’Eight Fivers’ is about 40 quid. It’s about being out of touch with modern circumstances while feeling socially limited. Never fitting in and kind of proud of it. Stuck with what I have and happy for it. Being grateful and not fashionable, self conscious and too aware of what is lacking. Accepting that jealousy played a big role in my life but trying not to feed into it”.

Formerly known as Girl Band, the group announced earlier this year that they were changing the name, telling fans: “We apologise for choosing a misgendered name in the first place and to anyone who has been hurt or affected by it. When we were starting off [the name Girl Band] was chosen without much thought, from a place of naivety and ignorance. We had no grasp of the weight of it at the time and in the past few years have found it impossible to justify or explain this choice”.

‘Most Normal’ will be the band’s first album since taking that decision regarding their name, and is set for release on 7 Oct. Watch the video for ‘Eight Fivers’ here: