Listen to Gilla Band’s ‘Lawman’ from Peaky Blinders, Season 6, Episode 5, “The Road to Hell”

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Irish post punk band Gilla Band’s ‘Lawman‘ was played on last night’s episode of Peaky Blinders during the episode’s opening as Tommy is walking through the streets of Birmingham — Peaky Blinders, Season 6, Episode 5, “The Road to Hell“.

And no, apparently there won’t be a Tommy feeling sorry for himself after his terminal diagnosis.

Instead, it looks like it will be business as usual, and Tommy going out with a bang not a whimper.

Gilla Band’s ‘Lawman‘ was released in 2015 on the band’s second EP The Early Years, which came out via Rough Trade.

Gilla Band, by the way, was called Girl Band for most of their existence.

Until, in late 2021, they joined the ‘woke generation’ and announced they were changing their name to ‘Gilla Band’.

The reason?

According to the band, it was a “misgendered name” with them feeling their former name could have been “propagating a culture of non-inclusivity”. (Snort)

In other words, they are just yet more virtue signalling fools who, if they actually cared about women and their rights, could have done something with actual substance to help them. Instead of this.

Besides, that is such a dumb new name.

Listen to Gilla Band’s ‘Lawman‘ from last night’s Peaky Blinders on the band’s official music video for the track, and on the Girl Band EP The Early Years.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.