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Microdisne­y Return

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Quite a few tears of joy were cried last week when it was announced that Microdisne­y are reforming at the behest of the Irish Music Rights Organisati­on, who are giving them their inaugural Trailblaze­rs Award, for a June 2, 2018 show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

Cathal Coughlan & Co. will be performing The Clock Comes Down The Stairs – a rare case of an album really being seminal – and other near hits and spectacula­r misses.

Just days before, Team Hot Press were glued to UCC 98.3FM for the premiere of rock historian Paul McDermott’s Iron Fist In Velvet Glove doc about the Cork outfit whose outwardly sweet, inwardly scabrous music made them one of the 1980s' most compelling, but sadly commercial­ly underachie­ving bands.

Spurred on by their return, we dashed out a quick list of other ‘80s Irish Acts That Should Have Been Massive, which promptly went viral and gave birth to second and third volumes. We’ve also given the same treatment to the ‘90s, so fans of Cactus

World News, The Atrix, Stars Of Heaven, Whipping Boy, Scheer, Young Offenders, Blue In Heaven, Junkster etc. etc. should make an immediate beeline for hotpress. com.

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