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From their inception Cola have expanded on the d.i.y. ethic of the Dischord and SST eras, creating potent sounds from a minimal palette of drums/bass/guitar and lacing their songs with winsome one-liners and societal commentary. What’s another word for commentary? Gloss, apparently. Never basic, the lyrics reward repeated listening for deeper meanings. David Berman’s poetry-via-garage light pennings are an inspiration, as equally so are the lighter side of UK first-wave New Wave and the Dunedin sound. The results are in the pudding: at times sparse and poetic, at others a thrilling, hook-laden good time, as with the cheeky romantic sketch of a one-night stand that is so overflowing with innuendo-cum-journalism talk that it almost teeters over into self-parody. It’s an album bursting with energy and wit and ideas–filled to the margins.
Based in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, and London, the Irish intersectional feminist four piece have gained a reputation for their engaging and invigorating live shows. Signed to Merge off an electric SXSW set, M(h)aol re-issued their debut album Attachment Styles and now return with their first release as a four piece. The song “Pursuit” “ is built out of frustration that has accumulated over the past 30 years of being a woman in public,” says drummer Constance Keane.

Consisting of Constance Keane (She/Her), Jamie Hyland (She/Her), Zoë Greenway (She/Her), and Sean Nolan (He/Him), Attachment Styles is about social connection, queerness and healing where the listener goes on a journey. Upon its release, Attachment Styles received 4* reviews from both Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 and The Guardian, was profiled by Rolling Stone UK, received 8/10 from Hot Press, and the band were featured on the cover of The Thin Air.

With the release of their EP Gender Studies in 2021, M(h)aol tackled the structural oppression of women and gender minorities. Gender Studies was praised by Beats Per Minute (NYC), DIY, So Young, Nialler9, BBC 6Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, RTE, Matt Wilkinson, 2FM, among many others.
M(h)aol apply a DIY ethos to all aspects of the band. Attachment Styles and Gender Studies originally released on TULLE, an independent women-led record label co-founded by Constance. The album was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Jamie Hyland and all accompanying artwork and music videos were created by Zoë Greenway

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Age Restrictions - All Ages

Supporting Acts - M(h)aol

Door Time - 07:00 PM

Show Time - 08:00 PM


Date And Time

2024-07-15 @ 08:00 PM to
2024-07-15 @ 11:00 PM

Door Time: 07:00 pm

Show Time: 08:00 pm



540 Penn St NE Washington DC 20002

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