Thursday, April 19, 2012

If Memory Serves + Birdthistle live at Cobblestone Rocks 18/04/12 Review

Last night was the second installment of Cobblestone Rocks, The weekly original gig night in Cobblestone Joes is going well and has some great bands lined up in the coming weeks. Check out a review of Dead Red Light and Randolf's gig there last week on the left.

This week was yet again the turn of two local acts taking to the stage, First up were Birdthistle tonight in acoustic format and without a bassist. These lads are extremely hardworking and its clear in their sound how much they play together. They are hoping to release their debut full length album sometime this year and I'm really looking forward to hearing it after the success of their single release 'Let It All Go Home'. The county limerick lads put on a great set as always, Hopefully we will have them back to Cobblestone Rocks soon headlining with a full band on tow. Keep an eye on them here.

Next up were the young limerick band If Memory Serves , These rapscallions play a balls out rock and roll show in stark contrast to the acoustic folk show the previous act had played. It very easy to mistake the lads for a Arctic Monkeys tribute band but its also very hard to shy away for the resemblance right down to the look and the on stage carry on and especially in the sound and lyrics. Hell they even played a few covers but at the end of the day these guys are from Limerick and they are producing a big fun sound. I guess id prefer to be compared to Alex Turner than Tina Turner. They are currenlty in the process of recording and have already released 'Chip Shop Rock n' Roll Machine' check it out here.
The four piece made up of Adam Haugh, Aaron Davis, Ian Brew and Niall Warfield are gigging mad at the moment and play the Blind Pig this Saturday supporting dREA, Looking forward to seeing these lads grow as a band and I'm sure we will see a lot more of them,
Cheers for a good night.

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