Mhaol

Cyprus Avenue

Thu 13 Apr 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm
€15



“A vital piece of feminist work, set to staggeringly good punk noise.” - Gigwise 10/10

“This is a tune lifted from a debut EP…. Dealing with the issue of misogyny and male violence against women.” - BBC6 Music, Mary Anne Hobbs

“Clocking in at a brief 1:50, it packs a brief but muscular punch.” - Hot Press

“Gritty post-punk with both an important political consciousness and a sense of fun.” - NME 100

“Gender Studies is a crystal-clear mission statement from another very exciting band out of Ireland” - So Young

"Irish feminist punks M(h)aol are led by vocalist Róisín Nic Ghearailt, who tackles issues including gender, sexuality and the nationalisation of Welsh railways with humour and compassion.” - The Independent (Green Man Review) ?????

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The band recently announcing debut album Attachment Styles out 3rd February via TULLE Collective and now Rough Trade Publishing (pre-order here),

Ireland’s M(h)aol share new single ‘Therapy’, a light-hearted track that deals with very real subject matter that premiered via Apple Music’s The Matt Wilkinson Show.

"I wanted to write Therapy as a light-hearted addition to the album, dealing with a very real subject matter.”, vocalist Róisín says of the track. “It came from a conversation I had with a friend who was talking about a loved one not turning up to therapy, even though they were why she was in therapy, and I was thinking about people in our lives who are the reason we go to therapy and how we can often heal in spite of them.”

Based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, the band is formed of Róisín Nic Ghearailt (She/Her), Constance Keane (She/Her), Jamie Hyland (She/Her), Zoë Greenway (She/Her), and Sean Nolan (He/Him).

Attachment Styles is a record about social connection, queerness and healing where the listener goes on a journey. When Róisín was writing the lyrics, she used the theory of attachment styles as an overarching theme which is a theory that looks at the impact our inter-familial relationships and society have on how we relate to one another.

Bassist Jamie produced, mixed, and mastered the album where she wanted to capture the live element, meaning it was recorded in one small room with no headphones, minimal drum mics, and only a PA for vocals.

They’re set to perform for Independent Venue Week from the end of the month as well as SXSW, before their own headline tour in May.