Debut EP Gender Studies out on vinyl today
Includes singles ‘Gender Studies’, and ‘No One Ever Talks To Us’, plus bonus track ‘Kinder Bueno’
Included in NME 100 Acts for 2022, Gigwise 22 For 22, Rough Trade Staff Hot Tips, Nialler9 Best Songs Of 2021
Swiftly becoming one of the buzziest bands to come out of Ireland, M(h)aol release their debut EP Gender Studies on 12” vinyl via TULLE. They’re also set for a UK Tour later this month, as well as revealing that they have been handpicked to support the legendary Shellac in April for their Ireland dates
The EP came out in October 2021 on streaming platforms, and the vinyl will include singles ‘Gender Studies’, ‘ No One Ever Talks To Us’, plus an exclusive track ‘Kinder Bueno’. The Dinked Edition pre-order sold out in a matter of days, with the standard version being available now online and selected record shops.
After a successful end of 2021 including being named within NME’s 100 Acts for 2022, M(h)aol have confirmed a short UK tour with dates in London, Bristol, Birkenhead, plus free shows in Brighton and Newcastle. Tickets are available HERE.
Chosen by Steve Albini himself, M(h)aol will support Shellac at their rarely seen live dates in Ireland this April which includes Dolan’s Warehouse in Limerick on 26th April (tickets here), and two dates at The Button Factory in Dublin on 27th\28th April (tickets here). Shellac last performed in Ireland in 2017. Tickets are on sale now
M(h)aol Tour Dates – Tickets Here*with Shellac
26th Jan 2022 – Brighton, The Prince Albert Tickets Here (FREE) 27th Jan 2022 – London, The Ivy House Tickets Here 29th Jan 2022 – Bristol, The Louisiana Tickets Here30th Jan 2022 – Birkenhead, Futureyard Tickets Here31st Jan 2022 – Newcastle, The Tyne (FREE) Not Ticketed 26th April 2022 – Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse* Tickets Here27th April 2022 – Dublin, The Button Factory* Tickets Here 28th April 2022 – Dublin, The Button Factory* Tickets Here
Currently based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, M(h)aol (pronounced male) are formed of Róisín Nic Ghearailt, Constance Keane aka Fears, Jamie Hyland (Gilla Band’s ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’), Zoe Greenway, and Sean Nolan.
Debut EP Gender Studies is out now on streaming platforms and vinyl. The Dinked Edition version of the vinyl which was limited to 300 copies sold out in just 36 hours, with the demand for the standard version being more than they were planning to make. It was recorded in just 3 days due to their different locations, and covers topics such as violence against women, and the misogynistic music scene in Ireland and the UK.
Earlier in 2021 they released the single ‘Asking For It’ with an aim to dismantle the external and internal narratives that perpetuate the behaviours behind gender-based violence and victim-blaming. It was shared earlier than planned in light of the Sarah Everard murder, with all profits donated to Women’s Aid Ireland, a charity who aim to end domestic violence against women and children.
M(h)aol have seen support from NME, Rough Trade, BBC6 Music, So Young, Gigwise, Hot Press, The Irish Times, and more.