Dublin-based quartet, Gilla Band, is making waves with their trippy new single, “Sports Day,” and a series of tour dates across the UK, Europe, and the US. Directed by Michael Speed, who previously directed the video for “Post Ryan” the single is accompanied by a mesmerizing visualizer.
The band has added four more shows in May and June in the UK, Belgium, and France, including a stop at Future Yard in Birkenhead on May 26th. And, they will be performing at London’s Wide Awake festival alongside Ty Segall, Osees, A Place To Bury Strangers and more on May 27th.
“Sports Day” is a playful tune that takes listeners on a journey through frontman Dara Kiely’s childhood memories. In a press statement, Kiely says, “The song is about announcing embarrassing facts and revisiting weird lies, poor skills, and repetitive lines from my childhood.” He reflects on his experiences of being “crap at football,” his routine of kissing his sports day medals, and his secret admiration for soap operas while talking about The Beatles.
Gilla Band‘s latest album, “Most Normal,” which is their third and first as Gilla Band after changing their name from Girl Band, was released in October of 2022.
Check out the 2023 tour dates below:
10 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, California
11 – Cornerstone Berkeley, Berkeley, California
13 – Mission Theater, Portland, Oregon
14 – Wise Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia
15 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, Washington
21 – Brooklyn Made, Brooklyn, New York
22 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
24 – Sonias, Cambridge, Massachusetts
25 – DC9, Washington, DC
27 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois
26 – Future Yard, Birkenhead, UK
29 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
31 – Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Get your tickets for the UK, European, and US shows now!