Whelan’s Newest Music Night
TUESDAYS | 4 BANDS | €5
THE LAST MONROES
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WhelansLive is proud to present a celebration of new Irish music. Every Tuesday will see the upstairs venue play host to a series of the best of new music this country has to offer. Three hand-picked bands showcase their originality, performance and amazingly fresh songwriting skills. It is a great opportunity to see the next round of Ireland’s unsung and unsigned.
THE LAST MONROES
The Last Monroes are a two piece rock n roll outfit from Wicklow town, made up of Simon Quinn on guitar and vocals and Konrad Sheane on drums.
Sharing a love of raw, edgy blues rock as well as grunge and punk they put their heads together and began writing and recording demos towards the end of
Summer 2012. With influences from bands such as The Black Keys and Nirvana, they have developed their own sound of aggressive blues rock.
Having just recorded their debut EP in an old boathouse in their home town, they’re currently focusing on gigging and promoting their EP.
Taking influence from alternative rock, drum and bass, glitch and metal, Cork band Screenreader came into being with the release of their debut album “Disconnect the Dots” in January 2012. Burning a trail from start to finish with mechanical samples, high-impact dynamics and fuzzed up electronic textures, the album has received high praise from critics as well as a quickly growing fan base, resulting in consistent national radio airplay from the likes of 2fm’s Dave Fanning and Dan Hegarty, along with airplay from regional and local radio stations.
So far in 2012, the band have played a number of well received live shows across the country, clearly demonstrating the band’s intent to recreat and expand on the energy and rich, dynamic sounds of their recorded output.
A main stage slot at Indiependence this August is evidence that Screenreader have already become a must see live act in the few short months of their existance.
“They’ve drawn a crowd, and casual drinkers and smokers enter the room from outside to investigate further. And while the electronic elements of their new compositions are dialled back somewhat, this allows the songs themselves to come through wonderfully. References to influences are scattered hither and thither, reminding just as much in places of My Bloody Valentine as of QOTSA and their stoner-pop brethren in others. Relive Reborn meets with a sizeable round of applause, while lead single HCI impresses, immediacy tempered with artistry and flair. A well-received set and a solid kickstart to an album that should see them take their place in Cork’s live fold.” – drop-d.ie: review of Screenreader’s live debut/Disconnect the Dots album launch, March 2012.
“Screenreader, like so few of their contemporaries are making new sounds with old ideas. And they’re really, really good at it.” – VIVIDSCRIBE
“In many ways the music on Cork outfit Screenreader’s debut album Disconnect The Dots recalls that absolutely thrilling period during the ‘90s when Irish alt. rock bands were taking on the world (and winning). The likes of ‘Mint,’ ‘Relive Reborn’ and especially ‘Sticks and Stones, Love’ are all reminiscent Kerbdog, mid-period Therapy?: the hulking, sludge-laden riffs coupled with their subtle vocal melodies rival Mike Tyson in the unbeatable one-two punch stakes. It’s an absolutely intoxicating combination. Indeed our only criticism is that nine tracks aren’t nearly enough.” – HOTPRESS
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