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O EMPEROR presents


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Tickets €15 including booking fee go on sale this Friday 5th April at 9am

Waterford band O Emperor have confirmed their return with a date at Whelan’s on Friday 21st June. The band release their second album Vitreous in June and will also play a number of dates around Ireland This is a follow up to their debut album Hither Thither released in October 2010.

Vitreous was self-recorded and produced in the band’s very own studio (Big Skin HQ) in Cork. Big Skin was (literally) built from the ground up and everything from label administration to recording happens inside its grubby, fire-stained walls. The resulting recordings are a direct representation of this operation, being the band’s most potent and distinct work to date; a stamp moulded from their many meandering sessions there.

While debut Hither Thither could be described as a lush tapestry displaying a classical use of depth and shading, Vitreous presents the listener with a starker, polychrome and pixelated picture. Heavily distorted drums take their place alongside syrupy analogue synths and disgusting fuzz guitars sounding like bees buzzing inside tin cans. Beautiful landscapes are destroyed with disparate, abrasive sounds in perverse displays of artistic self-destruction.

O Emperor are: Paul Savage, Alan Comerford, Phil Christie, Brendan Fennessy and Richie Walsh. Do not miss their long awaited return on Friday 21st June to Whelan’s. Tickets €18 including booking fee go on sale this Friday at 9am from and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.


On sale Fri 5th April, 9am: €15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings from WaV).


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, 12am).