THEME TUNE BOY Re­turn of the Liv­ing Dead

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

4-3-3 Records Lim­er­ick’s Niall Quinn has spent quite some time on the “Where Are They Now?” fringes; first he was the singer in a band called The Cran­berry Saw Us, but left that unit to make way for his re­place­ment, Dolores O’Rior­dan. He then formed The Hitch­ers, a blast of a pop/punk band that is, per­haps, best known for their John Peel favourite, Stra­chan. The Hitch­ers split up more than 10 years ago, but when life wasn’t get­ting in the way, Quinn and friends con­tin­ued to write sparky, in­ci­sive pop/punk tunes. Strictly ad­her­ing to al­bum pro­ducer Rene Van Der Zeer’s motto of “don’t bore us – get to the cho­rus”, in a lean al­bum (30 min­utes-plus) there are even leaner songs, most of which zing, ping and sting where they’re sup­posed to. Wel­come back, matey! theme­tuneboy. com Down­load: Hor­ri­ble Songs, Piss­ing Away the Sum­mer

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