Album reviews


Girl Band, The Talkies (Rough Trade)

Dublin quartet Girl Band’s confrontational, unstructured 2015 debut Holding Hands With Jamie proved they weren’t your average indie band. Four years on, they’ve pushed their own boundaries off the edge. Even for a niche crowd, The Talkies is not a follow-up for the faint-hearted. It’s a brilliantly crawling chaos of amorphous constructions, whose tendrils beckon the willing into challenging, nightmarish realms. Sonically unsettling, occasionally distressing, it ...