Girl Band release video for “Pears For Lunch”

Girl Band have shared their new video for their single “Pears For Lunch”

Girl Band has shared a new video for brand new track “Pears For Lunch” from their forthcoming release
Holding Hands With Jamie. Rounding out a trilogy of hilarious and unsettling videos by director Bob Gallagher, “Pears For Lunch” centres around a young television set as he gets a job, falls in love, and wrestles with the realities of his new life, all the while broadcasting his desires to the world. Girl Band appear as themselves in the clip. As the band erupts into an onslaught of distortion and singer Dara Kiely’s voice sputters maniacally our protagonist resorts to desperate measures.

“In a way the Pears video continues a theme from Paul, the idea of wearing one face that is at odds to how you actually feel.” Gallagher says in a director’s statement. “In this case it’s more about aspiration towards a paradigm of self improvement or fulfillment. There’s this idea that if you present an image of yourself that people buy into, you might actually become that person. There’s an honesty to the song that’s very stark, and it’s a refreshing when most of the time we’re just presenting the best possible versions of ourselves to
everyone around us. “I thought it would be funny to have a character who selectively expresses themselves through ads, and stock footage that are supposed to represent ideals, the perfect couple, body etc. Ads are so emotionally manipulative that I liked the idea that you could thread together all the phoney emotions to give a character some personality. He’s kind of liar in that regard, but so are the rest of us a lot of the time.”

Girl Band – Holding Hands with Jamie

(Sep 25, 2015 – Rough Trade)


1. Umbongo

2. Pears for Lunch

3. Baloo

4. In Plastic

5. Paul

6. The Last Riddler

7. Texting an Alien

8. Fucking Butter

9. The Witch Doctor


Girl Band Tour Dates:

Nov. 22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre

Nov. 20 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club

Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project

Nov. 24 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge

Nov. 25 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Nov. 28 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Nov. 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

Dec. 2 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Dec. 3 – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder

Dec. 4 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds

Dec. 5 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia

Dec. 7 – Nashville, TN – The End

Dec. 8 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

Dec. 10 – Washington, DC – DC9

Dec. 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec. 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

Dec. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s Lounge

Dec. 16 – Cambridge, MA – Great Scott

Dec. 17 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB

Dec. 18 – Toronto, ON – Garrison

Dec. 19 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Pike Room

Dec. 20 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean