Girl Band - Pears for Lunch

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Directed and produced by Bob Gallagher

‘Pears For Lunch' is taken from their debut album 'Holding Hands With Jamie' is released on Rough Trade Records on September 25th 2015.

Featuring Elliot Moriarty, Alina Stan, Kathy O'Meara, Peter Lewis, Dara Kiely, Adam Faulkner, Daniel Fox, Alan Duggan, Seamus Hanly, Colm Kenny Vaughan, Daisy Kay, Joan Fleetwood, Aidan J. Collins, Conor Harry Cusack, Leonard Tone, Tony Flynn, Bob Gallagher, Jeffrey Courtney, Victor Feldman, Mary Guckian, Stephen Tiernan, Owen De Forge, Leda De Forge, Carina Dengler, Kate Turner, Abeer Younis, Bernie Abbot, John Butler, Conor Gallagher, Roisin Barrett, Ronan Kealy, David Murray, Diarmuid Brennan, Teodora Krucsay.

Cinematogrpahy by Deirdre O'Toole, Edited by Bob Gallagher, Graded by Richard O'Connor, Production Design Lilla Nurie, Additional Props Marie Denham, Location Services Bowsie Workshop, Make-up by Susan Kenny, Costume Louise Hynes, Camera Assistant Gosia Zur, 2nd AC Megan Elswood, Key Grip Harry Kelly, Post effects buy David Byrne (Mediafy), Catering Leda De Forge, Location Services Bowsie Workshop, 1st AD Tony Flynn, Wedding Dress design by Jen Dwyer at Eyre Clothing, modelling by Marie Denham, Executive producers Zlata Filipovic and Anna Rodgers for Invisible Thread Films.

Thanks to John McKeown, Liam Mulvaney, Kevin Robinson at the Dublin Unitarian Church, Angelo, Dee and the staff of Toscana, Dame Street, Lydia Dorman, Cath Hurley, Anna Bond and Patsy Winkelman, James Byrne, Chris and all at Block T, Seamus and Aaron at Strength and Fitness Westside, Talboys, Mark McGuinness, Anthony Donnelly, Peter Madden, Zoey Kavanagh.


All-male Irish noisemaking unit Girl Band will unveil their debut album Holding Hands with Jamie on September 25 via Rough Trade, but before the record arrives, the group have shared a brand new clip for "Pears for Lunch."

On the surface, the video follows around a good-natured guy with a TV for a head, but there's more at work here.

"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," said director Bob Gallagher in a 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."

That sentiment manifests itself in a protagonist that expresses himself through ads, idealistic stock footage and, of course, shots of the band performing — suggesting that maybe he's a rather shallow, consumeristic dude. "He's kind of liar in that regard," said Gallagher. "But so are the rest of us a lot of the time."
-- Exclaim!


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