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It’s been an eventful few years for the band with the release of their latest album Songs for the Walking Wounded in 2016 and a European tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 2nd album Grand Parade in 2017.

2018 had began with the band beginning work on the next album when, twenty five years after they gate crashed the UK Top 20 with their seminal hit ‘After All’, the track found a whole new audience following a classic television moment on the RTE/BBC production The Young Offenders.

As the captives of a lovably psychotic Billy Murphy broke into the indie anthem on a Cork bus, so began the track’s whirlwind ascent of music charts both here and in the UK, culminating in a mid-week position of Number 1 on the i-Tunes download chart. A little more than 25 years to the day since the Franks played ‘After All’ on BBC’s flagship music show, Top of the Pops, the melodic hit once again reminded listeners that good tunes simply never go away.

“The Frank and Walters create music as timeless and classic as their heroes The Beatles and Brian Wilson. But it’s their decency and kindness, in a music biz of sharks, that will always endear them to me” – Ken Sweeney.

After All (Ray D’Arcy Show):

Young Offenders scene:

Stages (feat. Cillian Murphy):

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The heady psychedelic Birds of Olympus from Wicklow, are set to release their debut EP in April 2018. Should you happen upon these Birds live, take heed – their mismatch of analog synthesizers, home-made amps and reverberated sounds of the cosmos are known to lock bystanders into a mesmeric trance.

The band’s first release ‘Vine of the Soul’ released last year was selected as an official promotional track for SXSW and has picked up airplay on radio stations across the US, UK and Ireland, including KRCX, BBC and RTE.
In their brief time together Birds of Olympus have toured North America & Canada, played a handful of Irish festivals and held a (sold out) ‘Psychedelic Freak Out Party’ at their Wicklow Parish Church.


€22.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €22.50