It's Wells for Some
The country’s best young bands will be showcasing at the Garageland gigs. By Roisin Dwyer
As our spinning globe continues it backward trajectory to the dark ages many artists seize upon these challenging times for inspiration. One sonic nugget which taps sublimely into the national mood is the latest gem from August Wells ‘Go To Work’. The track sees Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger lyrically wrestle with the daily grind against an uncharacteristic pop backdrop. Top stuff.
The duo are currently out on the road and you can catch them on the following dates: Coughlan’s Live, Cork (March 2 and 3); Levi’s Bar, Ballydehob (4); DeBarra’s, Clonakilty (5); Cleere’s, Kilkenny
(9); Spirit Store, Dundalk (10) and The Workman’s Club, Dublin (11). Also, check out Ken’s words of wisdom in this issue’s Soapbox (page 10)…..
Another excellent new track comes courtesy of Dubliners Stoat in the form of 'Talk Radio Makes Me Feel Alone’, from forthcoming album Try Not
To Think About It.
The single marks the band’s first release since the single ‘Nobody in Heaven’ in 2007 from lauded long-player Future Come and Get Me.
With a back catalogue that features instrumentals, folk, punk, spoken word and guitar-pop Stoat have always defied categorisation. The last 10 years did not mark a break from creating music, they merely continued activities under the radar. According to their missive the new LP is
"a little more danceable, but similarly diverse". We look forward to it…
Dublin garage punk combo The Black Pitts have unleashed their latest full-length offering, B
Movie Extra. The collection is a compelling mix of New York Dolls/Ramones/Stooges goodness which bristles with CBGB-era grit and energy.
The outfit went down a storm at last year’s Rebellion (leading to an immediate invite to the 2017 festival) and had the honour of supporting the legendary Richie Ramone at last year’s Dublin date. The confection is now available on CD from FOAD Musick/Advance Records…
Sligo’s Oddsocks have just unveiled ‘Birth Of
The Cool’, the second single from acclaimed album The Sound Of The City. This uptempo slice of funk was produced by Solar Bear Rian Trench and is accompanied by a video recorded by Dublin-based videographer Afghaniscan.
The single launch will take place in Whelan’s, Dublin on March 3. Check hotpress.com for more upcoming live dates…
In other Sligo news Moon Looks On who hail from the west but are now studying in
BIMM Dublin have announced a launch date for their new EP - March 27 in The Workman’s, Dublin. You can catch them in the venue earlier in the month for the Gigonometry showcase on March 9.
The guys have been building up their fanbase steadily over the last year, some recent high-profile appearances include the Other Voices Other Room late last year and a slot at the Trinity Arts Ball. Not to be missed….