3pm Matinee (14+)
General Admission: €8 [BUY]
8pm Evening Show (18+)
General Admission: €13 [BUY]
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“There is little doubt that, if considering brute force and infectious tunes, Fangclub have what it takes to make an impact” – Upset
“Bursting with explosively catchy tunes” – Kerrang!
“Destined for mainstream success” – Punktastic
“It’s worth getting excited about this trio.” – Rock Sound
Fangclub – a Dublin-based trio who formed in the neighbouring, remote coastal town of Rush when they were teenagers. Between dropping out of college for those early jam sessions and now, they’ve signed with major Universal imprint Vertigo Records, released two acclaimed EPs (‘Bullethead’ and ‘Coma Happy’), toured with the likes of Twin Atlantic and won over a dedicated legion of fans.
Celebrating the release of their debut self-titled album, they have announced two shows in one day at Whelans. Matinee show will take place at 3pm at Whelans, Over 14s welcome. They also perform that night on Whelans main stage at 8pm on Bank Holiday Sunday.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am from Ticketmaster and WAV.
Formed of singer and guitarist Steven King, drummer Dara Coleman and bassist
Kevin Keane, Fangclub have been lauded by Kerrang! for their “explosively catchy tunes”, while Punktastic have deemed them “destined for mainstream success”. With their self-titled debut album due in August and a packed summer of touring, this is one club that’s only going to grow and grow in strength and number.
Openers ‘Bullet Head’ and ‘Role Models’ kickstart the thread of noise driven by melody, with the break-neck desert-rock ferocity of Queens Of The Stone met by the inescapable hooks of Weezer. ‘Lightning’ and ‘Dreamcatcher’ take the paranoid math-rock that Biffy Clyro chase and pack it with a Seattle-sized chorus – culminating in tracks like the feral rush of ‘Common Ground’ and the pure grunge nihilism of ‘Best Fake Friends’ that destine this band for arenas.
All tickets will go on sale Friday 21 July at 10am
3pm Matinee (14+)
General Admission: €8 [BUY TICKETS]
8pm Evening Show (+18s)
General Admission: €13 [BUY TICKETS]
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
8pm show is strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).