‘Croupier’ are ready to rock and roll you
THE LATEST indie rock band making a name for themselves in the Irish music scene are Croupier. Hailing from Kilcoole, this five-piece consists of Oisin Murphy on vocals and guitar, Harry Burton on keybords, Rob Reid on bass, Charlie Mooney on guitar and Niall O'Kelly on drums.
The lads released their selftitled debut album through Eleven Eleven records back on 24th August last year. This follows their debut EP “We, the System” back in 2010.
The album release gig was held in the mighty Whelan's on Dublin's Wexford Street and since then things have just gone from strength to strength.
Croupier's post-rock sound mixes Oisin's distinct vocals over a incredibly melodic guitar sound with the Niall and Rob's rhythm section keeping things grounded.
The album was recorded in Hive Studios by Eoin Whitfield and James Eager.
Eoin's own band Enemies are also doing well for themselves and are due to release the follow up their own 2010 debut album “We've Been Talking” later this year.
The band have recently featured on the popular online music magazine State.ie as one of their “Faces of 2013”. Croupier feature alongside bands such as Little Green Cars who's debut single “The John Wayne” receiveing plenty of radio airplay throughout the country and also the mighty Villagers who've just released their second album “Awayland” to massive critical acclaim, even hitting the No 1 spot in Ireland.
Croupier are taking things on the road soon with a European Tour with the afforementioned Enemies in February and March. Before that they are rumoured to be making a video for their new single ‘ The Crooper’. Croupier's album is available to listen to online through their bandcamp page.
On that you'll also find a stream of their instrumental Christmas song “Carol of the Bells”.
Croupier, from left: Harry Burton, Rob Reid, Charlie Mooney, Niall O’Kelly and Oisin Murphy.