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Girl Band – Holding Hands with Jamie (2015)

Artist: Girl Band
Title Of Album: Holding Hands with Jamie
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Rough Trade
Genre: Post-Punk, Indie Rock
Quality: 320 Kbps
Total Time: 38:32 min
Total Size: 101 MB

01 “Umbongo”
02 “Pears For Lunch”
03 “Baloo”
04 “In Plastic”
05 “Paul”
06 “The Last Riddler”
07 “Texting An Alien”
08 “Fucking Butter”
09 “The Witch Doctor”

Holding Hands with Jamie, Girl Band’s debut album, comes a few years into their tenure; a few years after their first tour, nine days crammed into a Fiat Panda; a few years of stamping 7” sleeves to sell at merch tables and mail-order; a few years of writing songs and touring and developing a live ferocity unmatched by nearly anyone. Recorded in April 2015, two days after returning home from their first-ever US tour, the nine tracks making up Holding Hands with Jamie capture, more than any previous recordings, the tension and abrasive energy of a Girl Band performance. Recalling any number of things but for only milliseconds at a time, Girl Band make a mockery of comparisons, because you can only get as far as “oh this bit sounds like—” before a guitar scuff-screams, the bass crunches like a car in a bailing press, or something else visceral and glorious comes from the speakers, and the thought’s erased.


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