The record won universal acclaim from outlets such as NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME, SPIN, Mojo, The Guardian and many more. Following a two-year hiatus, the group came together in late 2018 to record their follow-up, The Talkies, at Ballintubbert House, a stately manor on the outskirts of Dublin. The Talkies was released in Sept 2019, again to huge acclaim leading Billboard to comment,“ A sophomore album as raucous, pile-driving, Dadaist and primal as we’ve come to expect from the Dublin outfit”.
"The Talkies is an album so viscerally brilliant, it stays with you long after you’ve stopped listening."- 9/10 - Crack mag
“Of the current crop of noisey young bands emerging from Ireland, it’s Gilla Band who punch the hardest" - ***** - Record collector
“Their second album ‘The Talkies’… it’s a knock-out, even better than their debut" - Loud & Quiet
"Gilla Band.. release probably the most dynamic, masterful and limitless record we’ve heard in recent years." - So young Magazine
"Gilla Band’s second (album) scarcely tempers their uncompromising sound. At once more abstract and more focused than their debut." - ***** - Mojo
"An overwhelmingly powerful listen." - 9/10 - Long live Vinyl
Recommended for fans of: Iceage, Shame and Fontaines DC.