THE FALLEN DRAKES
Fresh from a recent support slot in the O2 supporting legendary Irish group ‘The Commitments’; The Fallen Drakes headline Whelans, Friday 15th July 2011.
The Fallen Drakes are one of Ireland’s most promising new bands. Formed a year and a half ago they released their debut EP ‘Death of an Actress’ in January 2011 after working with celebrated producer Ger McDonnell (U2 and Kasabian).
It’s undeniable current pop/rock arena sound has already generated a huge media buzz; with top UK Industry Bloggers selecting the band out of tens of thousands to be narrowed down to a short list for a chance to play the main stage at Glastonbury 2011. Only two other bands in the whole of Ireland made this short list.
Ireland’s leading music magazine: ‘Hotpress’ featured The Fallen Drakes heavily, comparing them to the likes of The Script along with Popular Culture magazine ‘U Magazine’ and ‘The Sunday World’, both attributing The Fallen Drakes as the ‘Next Biggest Thing’.
The Fallen Drakes recently became Ireland’s first unsigned bands to ever play Dublin’s O2 Arena when they supported The Commitments on their recent reunion show in front of 13,000 people. They beat 430 bands from across Ireland and netted approximately 13,000 votes from the public to win the coveted support slot hosted by Tony Fenton on Today FM.
They have played two documented Sold Out EP launches in Dublin and Cork and have been recently invited to play showcases in London by the UK Discovering Arts Music Group.
2011 will see The Fallen Drakes take it to the next level and prove that they are the next big thing as they plan to tour Ireland and the UK throughout the rest of the year while writing material for their debut album.