Sentimental chaos
11:58 7th February 2023

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There’s clearly no rest for the wicked as Gilla Band release a brand new track. Only months after their new album Most Normal, the band are back with new single ‘Sports Day’. 

In classic Gilla Band style, their own brand of punk is merges with a hefty dose of experimentation and genre-less chaos, resulting in a single that continues to build on what they achieved on the album. But under the distortion and crunch of ‘Sports Day’ there’s a sentimentality, as explained by frontman Dara Kiely:

“Sports Day is about announcing embarrassing facts (thankfully via a distortion mic). Weird lies you've told as a child, poor skills you once thought you were great at and repetitive lines that you still bring up to the same people. The subject matter contains: me being 12 and coming to terms with being crap at football and would never be a professional. At a similar age; having this peculiar routine in which I used to say goodnight to my sports day medals (including kissing my participation ones) before going to bed. Essentially being strangely proud of my achievements of simply showing up.”

It’s cute really.

‘Sports Day’ is out now.

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