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Dublin band KARMS return to Whelans Upstairs following the release of their debut EP River.

KARMS are a thundering indie rock 4 piece from Dublin made up of brothers Colm and Stephen O’Loughlin, and friends Danny Farrelly and Jay Maleney.

KARMS are dreamers, believing in capturing the raw passion and ferocious energy of their live performances above all else. The band retreated to Attica Audio on the far edges of Donegal to record with Scottish producer Tony Doogan. In complete isolation, KARMS tasked themselves with creating music as big as the mountains and wild as the Atlantic waves surrounding them.

The goal was to use as much live performance as possible with minimal overdubs. Recalling the ethos of a bygone era – where everything was recorded to tape – the rule was no more than three takes per song.

The resulting output is River. A four track EP combining bonecrushing anthems, River, We Always Lose, and She Said with the delicate Beautiful Magic, recorded late on the last night of recording – the first time the band had played this track as a unit.
What you hear is a band at the top of their game, playing live in a room together. No frills.

River is available for download and streaming from all online stores NOW.


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard 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