Girl Band share video for "Pears For Lunch," tour (2015)

Girl Band has shared a new video for brand new track “Pears For Lunch” from Holding Hands With Jamie. Rounding out a trilogy of hilarious and unsettling videos by director Bob Gallagher, “Pears For Lunch” centers 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.
WATCH: Girl Band – “Pears ForLunch”Video

“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 phony 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 has announced a full North American tour in support of Holding Hands With Jamie. Girl Band’s live performances are unflinchingly intense, and their string of shows at SXSW, Northside, and Burgerama earlier this year made early converts of those lucky to be in attendance.
Nov. 20 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
Nov. 22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Nov. 24 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Nov. 25 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
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