+ ANDY EARLEY
‘Only a Spark’ – Released Fri 27th July
2012 is turning out to be the finest year yet in the short life of Protobaby;
March saw the release of their debut album ‘The Spark’. Protobaby teamed up with Owen Lewis who has previously worked with REM, Hole and Snow Patrol just to mention a few to record their full length debut, with the end result receiving a massive thumbs up from the critics and fans alike. The 3 singles/videos released from the album to date. ‘State Of Affairs’, ‘Traditions’ and ‘Fluorescent’ have gained extensive airplay on both national and regional radio. ‘State Of Affairs’ video has received nearly 10,000 youtube views and counting, the video to ‘Traditions’ was banned by Youtube and ‘Fluorescent’ was named as Today FM’s daily download on Tony Fenton’s show along with the band also recording a session for the Paul Mcloone show on Today FM.
May saw Protobaby make a successful return as co-headliners to the huge Polish Rock Festival ‘Juwenalia Bialystok 2012’ where the band performed to over 10,000 people. Footage from this show, shot by a 6 man camera crew will feature in the official video to ‘Only A Spark’.
The band is set to return for a full tour of Poland in the autumn.
Protobaby release their 4th single ‘Only a Spark’ from the album ‘The Spark’
on the 27th of July. Video will be released on 20th July
Upcoming tour dates…………..
Waterford – Shortt’s – Fri 20th July
Cork – The Slate (Roof top) – Sun 22nd July
Dublin – Sweeney’s – Thurs 26th July
Limerick – Dolan’s Warehouse – Sat 28th July
Dublin – Whelan’s – Thurs 2nd Aug
Cork – Crane Lane Theatre – Wed 15th Aug
London – The Dublin Castle – Sat 25th Aug
Galway – Roisin Dubh – Thurs 6th Sept
More dates to be added soon…
‘Protobaby unveil their debut album The Spark and it’s full of incendiary indie anthems and stadium-straddling rock numbers that sound absolutely massive.’ – Hot Press Magazine
‘If this single is anything to go by then the album will be stunning. Roll on next year!’ – Boost The Music
‘State Of Affairs’ is a clever slab of epic rocktronica.’ – Hot Press Magazine
‘The best thing to happen to Limerick music in a long time. Keep your eye & ears on these guys folks, Protobaby are going to be big’ – Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm.