M(h)aol (also Mhaol, pronounced "male") is a post-punk band with a rough and jagged sound that suggests a punk-like mindset. At the heart of their music is the pulse pushed by the band's dual bassists, who often spell out the melody and are backed by the pounding, relentless beats on the drums. On top of this tight foundation lies the chaotic presence of the guitarist Sean Nolan and his well-calibrated noise. The line up is completed by vocalist Róisín Nic Ghearailt, who sets the tone with her speak-singing, shouty vocals and her lyrics that explicitly focus on gender politics and feminist issues. The members of the band are spread across multiple cities but they seem to have Dublin as their home ground.