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Sat 22nd Oct 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

Spearside are a three-piece, lead by brothers Oisín (vocals/guitar) and Cian Walsh (vocals/bass), along with Dylan Zovich (drums). The band produces all of their music from their own home-studio in Trim, Co. Meath. 

Their single “Bus Stop” was released on 17th August 2022 through new independent Irish label Kill Cool. 

The Steve Lamacq Show on B.B.C. 6 Music instantly championed “Bus Stop” and compared Spearside to the Ulster punk bands of the late 70s from Good Vibrations Records, notably The Undertones, as well as Ash, who continued the Ulster guitar pop tradition through the 90s. 

Keiran Rogers of Clout said, “Debut single ‘Bus Stop’ is short and sweet, but is a wonderful showcase of both how melodic and emphatic their sound can be.”

Drawing on influences such as The Byrds, The Stooges, Badfinger, The Saints, Agent Orange, Dinosaur Jr, and Teenage Fanclub, the Walsh brothers focus on moulding their influences to fit their own identity, rather than moulding themselves to fit their influences. The reality of multiple influences competing for the same space makes it hard to fit Spearside into a category cleanly, as they sound like everything and nothing you’ve heard before. 




€12 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all 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