SHH DIAM!, GIRLFRIEND & TIMETHIEVES
^ Upstairs ^
Shh…Diam! – Malaysia’s first openly queer band are proud to play Whelan’s as part of their European tour. As well as the island of Ireland they are performing in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark to promote their second album, Eat Your Local Fruits.
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Shh…Diam! formed in 2009 and are actively involved in promoting LGBT rights in Malaysia, a country where colonial-era sodomy laws are still enforced. When they first formed they were all female but the lead singer Faris transitioned to male and the trans woman drummer left Malaysia due to the pressures trans women face. The band is now 50% male but remains 100% queer.
This will be the second time Shh…Diam! has toured Europe, having played a three-week tour through Germany, Sweden, and Finland in 2016 to promote their previous album Attack of the Kongketron. Shh…Diam! have also played shows and festivals in Thailand and Singapore.
They are delighted to be joined by
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Hana Lamari on vocals, Sophie Dunne on guitar, Lisa Rogers on bass and Lahela Jones on drums, Eilis Mahon on synth. Formed in late 2015, gf have been playing music together since they were 17. Their home recorded, experimental EP, 3AM rituals was released in 2016. Since then they have been gigging relentlessly around Dublin and elsewhere with friends, including a DIY sold out benefit show for Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. They released their double A-side, spitkissing//small smile grow on July 27th 2018.
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5 piece femband with a gritty soulpop style, playing as band based in Dublin for just over a year. Debut single ‘In the Night’ released in Feb 2018 with second single ‘Livewire’ to be released later in the year.
Get your €10 tickets in advance from whelanslive.com or €12 on the door.
€10 adv / €12 door
– 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.
AFTER THE GIG
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.