Autoban a rock’n’roll show

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

They’re no nov­elty act, but Autoban are gain­ing a rep­u­ta­tion for putting on gigs that are slightly out of the or­di­nary. Last De­cem­ber, the in­die trio staged a Mad Hat­ter’s Ball as a fundraiser for the record­ing of their new EP – a gig that in­volved pa­trons mod­el­ling an oblig­a­tory piece of head­gear of their choos­ing. To­mor­row night, they’ll be tak­ing to the stage of Dublin’s Crown Al­ley (for­merly Ea­mon Do­ran’s) to play a Lonely Hearts gig fea­tur­ing a set of Bea­tles songs as well as some of their own mu­sic.

“There seems to be a bit of stigma at­tached to orig­i­nal artists play­ing cov­ers when, his­tor­i­cally, that’s how some of the best bands in the world started,” said front­man Dar­ren Hardi­man. “We’re not a cov­ers band ob­vi­ously, but th­ese are songs we loved when we started writ­ing mu­sic – so why not do it as a one-off night for peo­ple to en­joy?” Sup­port comes from Neon Hearts, and ad­mis­sion in­cludes a goodie bag with a CD and other treats.

Lonely hearts: Autoban

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