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February 8, 2024


Feb 8, 2024 @ 8:00pm


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Whelan’s Upstairs • Thur 8th Feb 2024

“He is like a Punk Tom Waits rapping over Primal Scream” – The Sunday Independent

Def Nettle is the Punk Funk band fronted by prolific musician Glen Brady. The band combines uptempo Punk/Post-Punk rhythms and classic Emo soundscapes with danceable beats and hard hitting tongue in cheek visions of contemporary life.

Their debut album ‘DN001’ is scheduled for release Feb 9.2024.

Def Nettle released 6 singles in the past 2 years. Recent single ‘Invisible’ spent 8 weeks in the German Indie Top 10 and previous single ‘Architecture’ spent 8 weeks at #2 on German Indie charts, current single ‘Boat Race’ is sitting at #10. Singles ’The Pills’ & ‘War Machine’ featuring Andy Rourke of The Smiths on Bass guitar received extensive plays on radio around Ireland, UK, France & Germany and the act have had considerable press coverage in The Sunday Independent, The Sunday Business Post, Hot Press, The Golden Plec as well as being featured on countless UK based Indie blogs like Rough UK,Flex Magazine & more.

Producer/Vocalist, Glen Brady has session musician credits with the likes of R.E.M., has spent years as an engineer with the California State Symphony and has toured in support of The Cranberries as a member of DARK with Andy Rourke ( The Smiths) and, the late Dolores O’Riordan as well as having mixed their album, Science Agrees.

Recent appearances include 2 episodes of Virgin Media One’s Fanning Live @ Whelan’s and live recordings for 2XM’s Sessions form Oblivion The Irish Times recently included Def Nettle in the 20 ‘Bands to Watch’ in 2023.


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€11 available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies.

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


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.