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M(h)aol share new single ‘No One Ever Talks To Us’, Debut EP 'Gender Studies' out now, on Tour Nov


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M(h)aol

Share new single ‘No One Ever Talks To Us

Watch the Jennifer’s Body style video HERE

UK tour starts next week

Debut EP Gender Studies out Friday

12” vinyl out 14th January 2022 via TULLE Dinked Edition sold out

Praise for M(h)aol:


“This is a tune lifted from a debut ep that’s due out October the 29th. Dealing with the issue of misogany 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


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


"Gender Studies is one of the most important pieces of political art released this year." - 10/10 Gigwise

Currently based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, M(h)aol (pronounced male) are formed of Róisín Nic Ghearailt, Constance Keane aka Fears, Jamie Hyland (Girl Band’s ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’), Zoe Greenway, and Sean Nolan.


They burst onto the scene earlier this year, bringing something different to the post-punk genre. Their debut EP Gender Studies will be released this Friday 29th October, via TULLE.

Debut EP Gender Studies is out today (29th October) on streaming platforms, whilst the physical is out on 14th January 2022. 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.


Pre-order HERE.


They're setting off on their first ever tour next week, with dates in Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, and London, and then a hometown show in Dublin later in the month.



Singer Róisín Nic Ghearailt says, "’No One Ever Talks To Us’ is an amalgamation of our own personal experiences of being in a predominantly female band in a predominantly male genre, but also a synthesis of the autobiographical experiences of Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna etc, and how so often your value in this industry is based on whether the (men) around you find you attractive. I wanted the vocals to sound in parts like I was bored, which is true. We've been having this conversation for decades. It's time to move it on."


The video was made by the band’s own Zoe Greenway, and inspired by a combination of Barbara Creed’s The Monstrous Feminine, Julia Kristeva’s Powers of Horror and Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body, media that portrays women’s roles in horror.

“I think somewhere inside of every girl they can relate to this idea of feeling like ‘My power has been taken away from me and what would I do if I got all of that power and then some back.’ I imagine that’s one of the things that they relate to: That vicarious letting loose, what’s referred to in our hippie circles as ‘the inner wild woman,’ ‘the inner wild witch’ that we all have. That is an archetype.” - Megan Fox on Jennifer’s Body


“This idea of women expressing themselves sexually and using their power against men is completely abject to a society that is run by men.” - Barbara Creed


“An empowered sexual woman is a threat to the male self, and therefore it is seen as abject. An empowered sexual woman is a danger to the norm, and is seen as monstrous to those it threatens to dethrone.” - Julia Kristeva

M(h)aol will be playing a small batch of dates in the UK this November, with tickets on sale now here.


1st November - Rough Trade, Bristol 2nd November - The Hug And Pint, Glasgow 3rd November - The Talleyrand, Manchester 4th November - The Shacklewell Arms, London 12th November - The Workman’s Club, Dublin 11th March - Supersonic, Paris



(Download EP artwork here)


Debut EP - Gender Studies - Pre-order HERE Out 29th October digitally, and 12” vinyl on 14th January

1. Gender Studies 2. Desperation 3. Kinder Bueno (Vinyl Only) 4. Laundries 5. No One Ever Talks To Us 6. Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile


Earlier this year 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.


Following title track ‘Gender Studies’ (watch here) that was picked up by So Young, CLASH, Gigwise, The Line Of Best Fit, and even BBC6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, today the 5-piece have just shared new single ‘No One Ever Talks To Us’ (watch here) which addresses the value of being in a mainly female band in a genre known for mainly men, and feeling bored of the conversation we’ve been having for decades.


Both videos have been made by the band’s own Zoe Greenway, and the new single's was inspired by a combination of Barbara Creed’s The Monstrous Feminine, Julia Kristeva’s Powers of Horror and Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body, media that portrays women’s roles in horror.

About M(h)aol:

Currently based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, M(h)aol are formed of Róisín Nic Ghearailt, Constance Keane aka Fears, Jamie Hyland (Girl Band’s ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’), Zoe Greenway, and Sean Nolan.


Debut EP Gender Studies is out this Friday on streaming platforms, whilst the physical is out on 14th January 2022. 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.


Pre-order HERE.


Earlier this year 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.


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