[‘There’s something going on‘ EP Launch]
Oddsocks are a Dublin based 4-piece who aspire to remember the importance of the elements that make for great music: melody, harmony and groove. They have developed their sound over the past 4 years to create a music style that is rich in vocal harmonies and they describe this as their own style of Rhythm and Groove.
“Heavenly heavy…decked out in Crosby, Stills and Nash harmonies.. 3 stars” Jackie Hayden – Hotpress
On 29th March, Oddsocks will release their new EP “There’s Something Goin’ On”. This will be their third release under their own label Jeanie Mac. This will be preceded by the online release of their single and music video for the title track ‘There’s Something Going On’ on 15th March.
On the record, the band are joined by keyboard player Kieran Quinn who, through the use of the Hammond organ, Rhodes piano and grand piano, helps to create a different mood not heard before with Oddsocks. Funky guitars, stacked vocal harmonies and vintage piano sounds skilfully colour each of the four tracks proving that these boys are as dedicated to the craft of song writing and making records as they are to playing a dynamite live show.
Oddsocks are Anthony Mannion on guitar/vocals, Luke Mercer on guitar/vocals, Michael Conefrey on bass/vocals and Eoghan O’ Kelly on Drums/vocals. The four met in Sligo while still in school through a love for classic rock music and have since been on a journey of musical exploration which has lead them around Ireland and the UK and to their current base in Dublin’s north inner city.
From Sligo to Holland, the band has gigged across Scotland, England, France and Holland as well as hitting the festival circuit (Electric picnic, Edinburgh Fringe, Volvo Ocean race, Sea Sessions.) Now with a new Ep and further releases penned in for later in the year , future tours of Germany and Europe planned, 2013 promises to be a busy and fruitful year for Oddsocks.
“Opening for a band with such a massive musical legacy as Thin Lizzy is itself a daunting task, but if young Dublin band Sal Vitro were intimidated by either the big stage or the musical icons they were supporting, they didn’t show it. Instead they tore through a sizzling set of hard rock numbers that felt fresh, yet totally in tune with the classic rock sound of bands like Thin Lizzy. The sold out crowd were more than impressed by the young rockers, chanting their name and roaring in applause by the time they reached their last song.”
Bernard O’Rourke – Goldenplec.com
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
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).