Review by Bobby Green

What better way to start 2018 than with a brand new band and a brand new single. Formed in 2018, Call Girl consists of former Death in the Sickroom members Mark Heffernan (front man, guitarist and songwriter) and Devin Griffin (guitar) joined by bass player, Laura Byrne, and drummer, Sean Cooling, formerly of the Dublin based electronic outfit DREWS.

The single ‘Council Estate’ is a superb stomp through council estate life disappointment. It’s wry humour grabs you from the opening verse and pulls you along with nonstop visions of their surroundings. Imagine Parklife on cheap hash and cans with Dublins satirical poetic qualities and you’ll have a beautiful picture of what some might find a drab existence. But Call Girl make it sound so appealing.

This is a fantastic single and a great start to 2018.  I never thought I’d fall for a Call Girl, but being brought up on a council estate myself I can not only see her beauty, I believe it should be celebrated.


Official single release is set for 8 February with the official launch taking place at The Alternative Sunday Club in Toners, Baggot St. on 18 February at 4pm.