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Sideproject is a Cork based post rock 5 piece which formed in early 2006.

The band has to date released two EPs ‘Take Shelter From The Stars’ and ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ both recorded by the fantastic Ross O Donovan in Data Studios.

‘Creative intelligence is something that the five-piece Sideproject have in abundance. ‘This Morning I Fell Down and Look at What I Found’ is a floating instrumental so groovy you don’t miss the vocals. Vocalist Tom Kavanagh shows up for ‘Outpatients’ and takes us through a fine song above a sinuous shifting ryhthm and guitars that build up to a regular stormfest. ‘And Each Flame Concealed A Sinner’ is another instrumental also dominated by guitars, but is a heavier, more accented outing, with hints of prog rock in the arrangement, but without that genre’s often pointless pomposity. We need more like them.’ – Jackie Hayden, Hotpress 11/9/08

‘Sideproject are giving it progressively experimental socks in ALT. The tracks we heard are, much like their fine recent EP, Not Waving But Drowning, gloom-laden with a heart.’ – Johnnie Craig, State Magazine 17/9/08

‘Not Waving But Drowning’ picks up where their debut EP left off in early 2007 and once again find the group in fine form, weaving rich, delay-laden, snakes-and-ladder like guitar tapestries of post-rock beauty that calls to mind Unwed Sailor and Explosion in the Sky.’ – Graham Lynch, Cork Independent 5/1/08

‘Sideproject are fast becoming the most talked about rock act on the Leeside…a band which are sure to be one of the success stories of 2008.’ – Nicola-Marie O’ Riordan, Evening Echo 1/2/08


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