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  • Summary: The five-track EP from the Dublin-based noise rock quartet features a cover of Blawan's "Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?"
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  • Record Label: Rough Trade
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise Pop, Noise-Rock
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  1. Apr 20, 2015
    80
    They’re caustic and incendiary as hell, but they’re also unbelievably fun, an exciting and rare quality in music this visceral.
  2. 80
    Whether The Early Years will turn out to be a document of Girl Band’s development at a particular time like France 98 appears to have been (the title certainly hints at it), or whether we can expect the album to expand on this particular minimalist palette remains to be seen. Either way, it’s an astonishing starting point.
  3. Apr 20, 2015
    72
    The mercurial, combustible potential within suggests we may not be laughing at it for much long.
  4. Apr 20, 2015
    70
    The Early Years is a ferocious and borderline terrifying slab of feral noise-rock, but it's only a small indication of what it sounds like Girl Band might be capable of.
  5. Dec 22, 2015
    70
    The EP is a startling introduction to a group unafraid to bring raging paranoia to the dancefloor.
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