Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Protobaby - The Spark Launch Night, Dolans 23/03/12 Review

I was anticipating this album release for three years since witnessing their first ever gig back in June 2009 (Review)
Various EPs and single releases wet the appetite for the full debut release now known as The Spark. Tonight saw them pack the very venue they started in for the launch of their brilliant 11 track debut. Check out a mini review of the album I did here.
The first of the three support acts was on stage when I arrived, Derek Ellard the Tipperary born singer songwriter played a nice set as people began to fill the warehouse. He is a big fan of loop pedals and made great use of this throughout the set. He added layers of guitars, vocals and a beat using the loops and it sounded great. Looking forward to hearing more from him.
Next up were young limerick band 'If Memory Serves', The four piece are currently recording their debut E.P to be titled 'Menace Memorial'. The lads are clearly big fans of Arctic monkeys as their sound and on stage antics seem to draw a lot from them. Great to see another good limerick band on the rise.  Keep an eye on them here.
Moscow Metro were the last support act on the night, The lads seem to be growing in confidence each time I see them live. The sound is getting better and really looking forward to their debut ep release which is due out in the coming months. A great lively set as always with the excellent obligatory cover of Tuesday Blues 'Tunnel Vision' included for good measure.
Protobaby took to the stage and blasted into a cracking 12 track set managing to play all the album  and 'Sold you a lie' from their 2010 'Freedom' Ep. The album is one hell of an album, Its great that the album captures the live sound and energy of the band. Yet again another great night of music, Cheers Protobaby. Best of luck for a busy gigging and successful year.
Go buy the album here.

Set List:
Slight Obsession
Nobody Knows
Sold You a Lie
Hollow Minds
Only a Spark
State of Affairs
This Might End?

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