Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.
Doors: 11:45pm – Free b4 10:30pm
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Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
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Exiles play The Midnight Hour, Upstairs @ Whelan’s, with support from Chasing Felix.
It’s an exciting time to be alive, what with chordless phones, Rubiks cubes and now this utterly epic event!
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“Synth trio Exiles formed in the South-East of Ireland in 2015 when producer-musicians Darragh O’Connor (Guitar/Synths), Johnny Smee (Keys/Electronic Drums) and Jack O’Flaherty (Vocals/Guitar), driven by a love for the 1980’s and all things electronic, began to collaborate on synthwave-inspired music.
With influences ranging from Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears and the soundtrack to Lethal Weapon, right through to St. Lucia, All Tvvins and the soundtrack to Lethal Weapon 2, Exiles carefully crafted their four track debut EP “Red Lights” in Camden Recording Studios under the expert guidance of producer Ross Fortune (Vann Music, Benny Smiles) – a gentleman who himself is no stranger to larger than life synthscapes that capture the excesses of the time.
Released in September 2016, “Red Lights” is an exploration of life, love, fast cars and escaping expectations. It’s a perpetual summer dream, a night-time cruise through the palm trees and neon lights of Ocean Drive, a speedboat ride into a South Beach sunset with the promise of a new dawn.
Dermot & Dave’s Homegrown Hero on Today FM, Week 37/2016
Nialler9’s New Irish Music Songs Of The Week, The Irish Times.
“80’s synthpop music porn, Exiles also incorporate such a varied number of styles from the era” – Remy’s Music & Film
“Synthpop for stadiums.” – What Else Is There“
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Launched in July 2016, Chasing Felix is a Dublin-based 4 piece band with songs falling into the genres of Electro-Rock, Indietronica and Synth-Pop.
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.