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Dublin indie-punk artist Sean OB announces an MCD promoted headline show at Whelans on 4th Sept ahead of the release of his new EP via Universal Records later this year.

Sean OB is an artist with a voice and attitude that’s unmistakable. Displaying remarkable skills as a songwriter with poignant lyrics set to ferociously catchy rock ‘n’ roll melodies, Sean writes with a hard-hitting no bullshit approach.

If you go for quick and easy comparisons, references to Jamie T and early Arctic Monkeys make a certain amount of sense, but that’s merely a snapshot. Anyone that’s done their homework will see beyond these clichés to hear Shane MacGowan’s snarl, Joe Strummer’s energy and John Lennon’s brutal honesty.

2018 saw the release of his debut EP ‘Half Cut’, produced by the Grammy award-winning Rob Kirwan (Hozier/The Horrors), and resulted in a stream of critical acclaim with national radio and press support in the UK and Ireland.

“Combining catchy choruses, blistering guitars and spoken word odes to his home town, he is like a cross between early Alex Turner, Jamie T and Mike Skinner. He will be huge.“  – Hot Press Magazine

“There’s a sprint-ahead energy to the newcomer’s music, fusing the raw punk poetry of Shane MacGowan with the yelping rock ‘n’ roll of Buddy Holly. New single ‘Teacher’ is an incredible ear-worm, matching a DIY aesthetic to some glorious pop hooks and lyrics that cut a little deeper.” –

“It’s a song full of vigour and heart. Displaying remarkable skills as a songwriter and lyricist, Sean writes with a hard-hitting honesty. “You’re not the dream pool. I’m not your reject.”
Described as ‘an anti-authority anthem’, Teacher was recorded with acclaimed producer Rob Kirwan who has worked with Hozier, PJ Harvey and The Horrors amongst others.” – Eric Lalor (

First 2 tracks released  ‘Teacher’ and ‘Trouble’ were chosen as –
– Track Of the Week – BBC Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq
– Track Of the Day –
– Irish Artist of the Week –  Today FM
– Song of the Day –
– Track of the Day – 2fm


ON SALE FRI 12th JUL, 10AM: €11.80 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.