Gilla Band Release New Album ‘Most Normal’

Gilla Band Release New Album ‘Most Normal’

Gilla Band have released their new album ‘Most Normal’ with glowing reviews calling it ‘their best work yet’ (The Irish Times 5*) and ‘a turbulent masterpiece’ (The Guardian)


Available on limited edition alt cover LP from our webstore, pressed on white vinyl, limited to 1,250 worldwide and comes with signed lyric booklet 

For their first album as Gilla Band, the foursome has redrawn their own paradigm. Most Normal is like little you’ve heard before, a kaleidoscopic spectrum of noise put in service of broken pop songs, FX-strafed Avant-punk rollercoaster rides and passages of futurist dancefloor nihilism

On this album the band developed a new creative process, they fell under the spell of modern hip-hop, “where there’s really heavy-handed production and they’re messing with the track the whole time,”, on this album Alan says “there was a conscious effort to be more direct this time, whether it was with the lyrics or the music and with the production –for everything to be a lot more ‘here’ and to feel more poppy, and then really try to mess with it and subvert it..”

The common thread holding Most Normal’s ambitious avant-pop shapes together is frontman Dara Kiely. Throughout, he’s an antic, antagonistic presence, barking wild, hilarious, unsettling spiels, babbling about smearing fish with lubricant or dressing up in bin-liners or having to wear hand-me-down boot-cut jeans (“It was a big, shameful thing, growing up, not being able to afford the look I wanted and having to wear all my brother’s old clothes, like bell-bottomed flares that got nowhere near my ankle,” says Kiely.


TOUR DATES – Buy Tickets Here

16 Sept – London, UK @ The Windmill

8 Oct -London, UK @ Peckham Audio

15 Oct – Birmingham, UK @ Future Days Festival

16 Oct – Bristol, UK @ Trinity

18 Oct – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

19 Oct – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3

20 Oct – Manchester, UK @ Canvas

21 Oct – London, UK @ Moth Club

23 Oct – Brighton, UK @ CHALK

9 Nov – London, UK @ Studio 9294

11 Nov – Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City Festival

12 Nov – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie Club

13 Nov – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare

15 Nov – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F

16 Nov – Milan, IT @ Biko

17 Nov – Munich, DE @ Strom

19 Nov – Berlin, DE @ Lido

21 Nov – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen

22 Nov – Hamburg, DE @ Knust

24 Nov – Cologne, DE @ Artheater

25 Nov – Rotterdam, NL @ Maassilio

26 Nov – Paris, FR @ La Gaite Lyrique

9 Dec – Dublin, IE @ National Stadium

15 Dec – Belfast, IE @ The Empire 



10 Feb – LA, CA, USA @ Teragram Ballroom

11 Feb – Berkeley, CA, USA @ Cornerstone Berkeley

13 Feb – Portland, OR, USA @ Mission Theater

14 Feb – Vancouver, BC, CANADA @ Wise Hall

15 Feb – Seattle, WA, USA @ Sunset Tavern

21 Feb – Brooklyn, NY, USA @ Brooklyn Made

22 Feb – Philadelphia, PA, USA @ Johnny Brenda’s

24 Feb – Cambridge, MA, USA @ Sonias

25 Feb – Washington, DC, USA @ DC9

27 Feb – Chicago, IL , USA @ Lincoln Hall