Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Albums Worth Listening to in Nov 13

Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Midlake - Antiphon
Hermitage Green - Live at Whelan's
Volcano Choir - Repave
Jake Bugg - Shangri La
Animal Beats - Cheap Carnival (Buy Here)
As Always Suggestions very welcome!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Protobaby live at Dolans 06/07/13 Review

I've been meaning to get around to writing this review for awhile, four months later here it is.

The gig saw the band headlining the venue they first started out in back in 2009 (Review) , five years on and the band have played countless gigs including festivals slots with singles and EP releases under their belt.
In March last year the band released their much anticipated album 'The Spark' (Review) , a superb  record that is a regular on my iPod.
Tonight saw local bands My Empire and Randolf and the Crokers warm up the packed warehouse. On the bill included Nexo Shape a band all the way from Holland which the lads have played some dates with over in their neck of the woods.
Protobaby had just signed to Fifa Records a few weeks before the gig and had reaped the rewards for their excellent debut.
During the superb set lead singer Colm McGuinness dropped the bomb shell that it would be his last hometown gig with the band and that he would be finishing up after their Cork gig the following night. Work and family commitments have left the band with big act to fill considering the massive presence of the front man. The huge baritone voice and eccentric on stage antics will be sorely missed and of coarse the writing capabilities of the man. The band certainly went out with a bang and put on a superb performance , sad to say the videos below are the last performance of the band with Colm. I'm sure we will see side projects from him down the line , cheers for a great night.

However this did mark a new chapter for Protobaby as they have taken a new direction with new female vocalist and front women Aoife Mcloughlin. Aoife joined shortly afterwards and the new look Protobaby have been making in roads with appearances at 'Independence' and gigging around the country. The band will go back to the Warehouse this Saturday and bring their new sound and new single 'Keep Running' to the local crowd. With a great line up of support bands its sure to be a night not to be missed!!