C!ties: have ex­cla­ma­tion mark will travel

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

“They look so feck­ing young”. That was the ini­tial re­ac­tion from many who saw C!ties play at last month’s Hard Work­ing Class He­roes fest in Dublin. “They’re bloody amaz­ing,” was the sec­ond thought.

Hail­ing from En­nis, Co Clare, C!ties have been play­ing to­gether and mis­plac­ing ex­cla­ma­tion marks since com­plet­ing their Leav­ing Cert in 2007. Af­ter a ton of gigs later that have taken them ev­ery­where from Abbeyfeale to Belfast, Ian Malone, Sean Hurson and Eoghan McMa­hon are now putting shape to their sound.

A fas­ci­nat­ing blur of elec­tron­ics, buzzy punk, mad-for-it synths and Godzilla-sized hooks, C!ties tear up the alt.in­stru­men­tal rock-and-rave hand­book and start again from scratch.

The C!ties EP –-avail­able as a free down­load via their MyS­pace – is where those ideas re­ally flour­ish. If you hear a tune as mag­nif­i­cently pitched and finely honed as Satel­lite this year, you should be very happy in­deed.

While C!ties are cur­rently on a gig­ging break, let’s hope they get that mooted de­but al­bum to­gether sharpish and re­sume the good fight.

One to check in on again in 2010.

From Clare to here: C!ties

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