Tuam, County Galway
Oh Boland are a three-piece band from Tuam Co. Galway.
A band equally in love with the Can-nier moments of the Thee Oh Sees and Yo La Tengo and the summer pop jangle of The Clean. Catching them live is wholly recommended.
In 2013, they self-released two EPs aptly titled 'OH!' and 'HO!' on bandcamp for free download. In 2014, they released a 10 track split cassette 'DELPHI' through Dublin pop collective Popical Island.
In May 2016, Oh Boland released their first music video 'Where's The Beach?' which claimed the No. 1 spot in 'The Thin Air's Top 100 Irish Tracks of 2016'.
2016 also saw the release of their debut album 'Spilt Milk' on Volar Records (San Diego, CA, USA) which was included in Pitchfork's Top 20 Garage Punk albums of 2016 as well as being included in many other 'Best Albums of 2016' lists in Ireland, The US and South America. (Link to album below).
In 2016 Oh Boland toured the US, culminating in a final show at the legendary Gonerfest festival in Memphis, TN. In 2016 they were Irish tour support for Parquet Courts and in 2017, they were UK/Ireland tour support for Detroit's Protomartyr. In 2018 they opened for Franz Ferdinand in a sold out show in Leisureland, Galway.
"This is, as they call it, "poppy but sloppy" rock 'n' roll defined by their buzzsaw guitar tone. These melodies are memorable and sweet, their vocal delivery drunken and approximate' - Eavan Minsker, Pitchfork.
"get ready for a sucrose does of pure and undistilled melodic overdose" - Victim of Time
"it’s jangy guitar garage which ought to be played at max volume for full mind splitting sonic potential to make you move and groove" - 50thirdand3rd
"Be thankful then that there are hidden gems like Oh Boland, whose noisy garage pop is raw and unpolished — and all the better for it" - Joe Leogue, The Irish Examiner
"No nonsense, no faffing about, just top notch tunes done with style and swagger... utterly fuckin' brilliant!" - BarryGruff