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Albums Of The Week: M(h)aol | Attachment Styles

The Irish feminist quintet’s debut is Raw, angry, cofrontational and uncompromising.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Attachment Styles is the debut full-length from Irish intersectional feminist quintet M(h)aol.  Based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, M(h)aol (pronounced male) include Róisín Nic Ghearailt (She/Her), Constance Keane (She/Her), Jamie Hyland (She/Her), Zoë Greenway (She/Her), and Sean Nolan (He/Him).

Following the release of their debut EP Gender Studies, the band hit the ground running in 2022. Gaining a reputation as one of the most sought-after live bands of the summer, M(h)aol performed at Primavera, Green Man, Latitude and End Of The Road, toured Europe with Gilla Band, Shellac and more.

Attachment Styles is a record about social connection, queerness and healing. When Róisín was writing the lyrics, she used the theory of attachment styles as an overarching theme which is a theory that looks at the impact our inter-familial relationships and society have on how we relate to one another.

With the album, the listener goes on a journey of healing. We start with Asking For It, a song that deals with one of the worst things that can happen to someone, then we travel through various stages of self-acceptance and community building with the triumphant Period Sex. Bassist Jamie produced, mixed, and mastered the album. She wanted to capture the live element, so it was recorded in one small room with no headphones, minimal drum mics, and only a PA for vocals.”