***Due to circumstances beyond our control please note the change of release date AND launch date of Croupier’s EP, Visor, to Friday September 27th 2013 . ***
NEW INFO HERE
[‘Visor’ EP LAUNCH]
*** POSTPONED UNTIL FRI 27th SEPT ***
Formed in the summer of 2008, Croupier are a five-piece from Co. Wicklow who create energetic rock with electronic and pop influences.
Croupier’s dynamic, kinetic style has won the band admirers at home and abroad, having recently completed a 21-date European tour with Wicklow post-rock quartet Enemies as well as play home festivals Whelan’s Ones To Watch and The Camden Crawl Dublin.
Their self-titled debut album released August 2012, showcased aggressive, bombastic musicianship and vocals alongside more delicate, subtle shifts.
While the release of their brand new Visor EP set for release in August 2013 is set to display a more refined, melodic side to their song writing.”
The first single from Visor is Power Up, a jangly, power pop anthem that has the power to enamour even the most cynical of listener and it has a video which you can watch here
Croupier are Oisín Murphy (lead vocals/guitar) Charlie Mooney (guitar), Harry Burton (keyboard/piano) Niall O’Kelly (drums), and Rob Reid (bass)
Quotes and general Croupier love…
“This self-titled album is bursting with that effervescence but it’s not all a youthful squall, there are passages of sublime beauty to rival Wild Beasts on ‘Panama’ for example. Croupier are a vibrant and promising addition to Ireland’s guitar music story” – Nialler 9
“Criminally underrated” is a term we have become used to using in connection with Irish acts. However, with the success of Adebisi Shank, Enemies and And So I Watch You From Afar worldwide, it’s a touch surprising that Wicklow act Croupier haven’t gotten a little more praise following the release of their debut album.They are led by foolish wordsmith Oisin Murphy-Hall, where dense lyrics and overwrought yowl underpin the band’s dancefloor-friendly math rock. And Now Croupier have followed up their brilliant We The System EP with one of the year’s under-recognised beauties. – The Sun Online
“The musical arrangements are all over the place and yet fit together wonderfully. The way the vocals adapt and synchronise to the progression of the songs is refreshing and clearly thought out, but feels effortless.” – Golden Plec
“Many of us mourn the finishing up of the Richter Collective, but bands such as Croupier are here to remind us that lots of Irish musicians were influenced by its work. Croupier’s new track Creo Beast has that familiar angular sound and gives us a taste of their debut album out on Eleven Eleven on August 24th 2012” – The Irish Times
TICKETS – POSTPONED
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
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, 12am).