Gilla Band Share New Single ‘Sports Day’

    Gilla Band have released a new song, ‘Sports Day’, to coincide with the announcement of a run of UK and European tour dates. The track arrives with an accompanying visual directed by Michael Speed, who also helmed the video for ‘Post Ryan’, a single from Gilla Band’s latest album Most Normal. Check it out below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates.

    “’Sports Day’ is about announcing embarrassing facts (thankfully via a distortion mic),” frontman Dara Kiely explained in a statement. “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. Linking that out of depth feeling to the modern day in the shape of not knowing how to turn on the PA (or anything music equipment related for that matter). Also secretly admiring soap operas while constantly talking about The Beatles to anyone who would listen.”

    Gilla Band 2023 Tour Dates:

    Feb 10 – LA, CA, USA – Teragram Ballroom
    Feb 11- Berkeley, CA, USA – Cornerstone Berkeley
    Feb 13 – Portland, OR, USA – Mission Theater
    Feb 14 – Vancouver, BC, CANADA – Wise Hall
    Feb 15 – Seattle, WA, USA – Sunset Tavern
    Feb 21 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Brooklyn Made
    Feb 22 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Johnny Brenda’s
    Feb 24 – Cambridge, MA, USA – Sonias
    Feb 25 – Washington, DC, USA – DC9
    Feb 27 – Chicago, IL , USA – Lincoln Hall
    May 26 – Birkenhead, UK – Future Yard
    May 29 – Brussels, BE – Botanique Orangerie
    May 31 – Poitiers, FR – Le Confort Moderne
    Jun 1 – Biarritz, FR – Atabal

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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