Friday, March 29, 2013

Hermitage Green live at Dolans Warehouse 23/03/13 Review

A great night of music took place Dolans Warehouse last Saturday night, Local five piece Hermitage Green were back in Limerick after a great deal of touring which took in Australia and Dubai. Since their release of the four track ep 'The Gathering' in 2012 the lads have been making great in roads.
The band have always had a big following locally and had a good attendance weather it was the hermitage green of old playing just covers in the Curragower Pub. Its great to see a local band going so well and that their original material is being widely praised. Tonight is another example of their success having a Dolans Warehouse sell out show and selling out a few days before the night.
The warehouse was packed on arrival and the support on the night came from local band 'Randolf and the Crokers' , If you read indielimerick you will know by now that I'm in the band so I wont go into too much detail :) The lads played a nice warm up set of seven original tracks including a cover of Hall & Oats 'I Can't Go For That'. The band are currently in the middle of recording and are hoping to get a single out sometime soon and will continue to gig as much as possible. They play Dolans again on Friday the 5th of April supporting Julie Hawk, Keep an eye on them here
The main act arrived to a rapturous applause and got straight down to business. The band played a fifteen song set to a packed crowd. It was nice to see some of their own material being re-worked and fooled around with to keep it fresh. The harmonies are superb and they also played some new material which went down well and also some covers thrown in for good measure which included a lovely rendition of Massive Attacks 'Teardrop' and an old reliable of theirs Florence & The Machines 'Cosmic Love'.
Hopefully we will see another release soon but I'm sure they will have their hands full with gigs and festival appearances  for the next couple of months.
If you haven't check them out live do so f you can, The band are currently on a big tour which includes London next weekend. Check out the dates and more on the band over here
Cheers for a great night!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fifa Records & The Blind Pig Mash up this Saturday!

Get yourself to the Blind Pig this Saturday as the excellent Fifa Records are taking over the joint and showcasing five excellent bands including the brilliant local outfit Protobaby. The night kicks off at 8 bells and Im sure it will go on to the wee small hours. The massive line up is sure to be a treat in the confines of the excellent pig pub.

Stage Times for Sat Night:
Northern Drones - 9.15- 9.45pm
Trumpets of Jericho - 10 - 10.30pm
The Vincent(s) - 10.45- 11.15pm
September Girls - 11.30 - 12am
Protobaby - 12.15 - 1am

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Albums Worth Listening to in March 2013

Josh Ritter - Beast in Its Tracks
David Bowie - The Next Day
Johnny Marr - The Messenger
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy - What The Brothers Sang
DeLorean Suite - Two Lives

 Super album from local band DeLorean Suite check them out here
Julie Hawk - Julie Hawk EP
Gorgeous EP from Julie Hawk, Julie plays Dolans on the 5th of April. Go buy the ep here

As Always Suggestions very welcome!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Protobaby live at Dolans Warehouse Limerick 02/02/13 Review

Another great night of local talent in Limerick took place on Saturday. Dolans Warehouse saw three limerick bands take to the stage to celebrate the release of Protobaby's new double a side single Microchip/Nobody Knows.
First up on the night was 'Randolf and the Crokers' , with all reviews of this band I will make it clear that I'm in the band so I wont blow our trumpet too much however I do play our harmonica :) . The lads played a nice set of five tracks too a nicely filled warehouse. The Crokers have been gigging mad of late and will be back playing the warehouse on the 23rd of March supporting the excellent Hermitage Green. A night not to be missed. Check out the lads here.

Next up were Dead Red Light, The trio have been very quiet of late which isn't like them as they are a very loud band! A new drummer on tow and a few new tracks from the band. Its good to have them back playing live gigs. I'm sure we will be seeing a lot of them soon and hopefully another release. Check them out here.
Last up were the headliners Protobaby. We were first treated to a screening of the videos for their brand new double A side tracks Microchip/Nobody Knows. I have witnessed the lads countless times live now and they always perform a great live set. I first saw the lads back in June 2009 playing this very venue supporting Kiernan McMullan. Review Here.
I was extremely impressed by this young limerick band back then and they have gone from strength to strength ever since and as far as I remember it was their first ever live review :) . Their debut album 'The Spark' is an incredible piece of work and one to have in your record collection. I was delighted to learn of the band signing to a record label this year in the form of the brilliant 'Fifa Records'.
2013 is going to be a huge year for them with some major touring and festivals lined up. The band played an incredible set on Saturday which included a brilliant rendition of Depeche Mode's 'Silence' and Bob Marley's Redemption song for good measure. They are the best they have ever sounded and the hard work and constant gigging as clearly paid off. Best of luck for the rest of the year and if you can go and check them out live. For now go buy their new single for only 99 cent here.
Cheers for a super night!