In this edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Girl Band and their new single ‘De Bom Bom’.
Following the attention grabbing force of Girl Band’s previous singles ‘Lawman’ and ‘The Cha Cha Cha’, the group’s latest offering is possibly their most impactful.
Fused with the Dublin acts up-front visceral take on the noise-rock genre, ‘De Bom Bom’ carries with it all the aggression and ragged abandon found in their recent output.
Tonally abrasive, the jolting blasts of distortion coupled with sudden abrupt dynamic drops and defined edges in the song’s structure, highlight the band’s ability to play the overall production of their music in a way that feels cohesive.
In a genre/scene that, at times, can be subject to its own navel-gazing and “copy & paste” clichés, Girl Band are a group who take the best parts of noise and garage-rock music and re-appropriate them into their uncompromising sound, leaving the four-piece free of the burden of the inherent limitations.
It is for these reasons that ‘De Bom Bom’ by Girl Band is this week’s addition to The Mixed-Tape. The single itself is out now via Any Other City and includes a B-side cover of Beat Happening’s ‘I Love You’.