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SOMA #019



plus SOMA Resident DJs



^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event

We’re super stoked to have our first headliners from Limerick. Slow Riot are a brooding post-punk quartet who infuse post-punk influences – Gang of Four, Television, Wire – with more contemporary bands such as Girl Band and Future of the Left.

This is gonna be a massive show, you don’t wanna miss it.

Doors at 11pm

As per usual we’ll have the SOMA Resident DJs spinning your favorite indie tunes until 3am!

SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs until stupid o’clock. The SOMA clubnight aims to carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a sweaty party soundtracked by all your favourite indie and alternative bangers.

FIDLAR, The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, Parquet Courts, The Virgins, QOTSA, Blur, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Brian Jonestown Massacare, The Hives, Wavves,The Vines, Bikini Kill, The White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Interpol, Death From Above 1979, The Libertines, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Stone Roses, Justice, The Orwells, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Editors, Glass Animals, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Circa Waves, Wild Beasts, etc. etc.

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Limerick’s brooding post-punk quartet, Slow Riot infuse post-punk influences – Gang of Four, Television, Wire – with more contemporary bands such as Girl Band and Future of the Left. Formed of Niall Clancy (bass, vocals), Aaron Duff (guitars), Liam O’Connor (guitars) and Paul Cosgrave (drums), early demos of ‘Demons’ and ‘Cooper’s Dream’ were immediately praised by fans and caught the attention of London label Straight Lines Are Fine, who in the summer of 2015 recorded their sell-out debut EP ‘Cathedral’ at the Manic Street Preachers’ FASTER studio in Cardiff with Kevin Vanbergen (The Pixies, The Maccabees, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The La’s and Biffy Clyro). Since then the band has been hotly tipped by tastemakers both in Ireland and the UK, with Drowned In Sound, Q Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Hot Press and The Irish Times, amongst many others citing them for big things. Follow up single ‘Trophy Wife’ earned the band plaudits from Shaun Keaveny on the 6Music Breakfast Show, Radio X, Absolute and was a mainstay on the band’s native Today FM with DJ Paul McLoone declaring Slow Riot to be “my new favourite Irish band”, a proclamation he backed up by inviting the band in for a live session and booking them to open his stage at 2016’s Interlude Festival. McLoone has since broadcast one of the band’s gigs live in it’s entirety on his evening show. On the live front Slow Riot have been honing their craft supporting the likes of The Twilight Sad, Mission Of Burma and Girls Names. The band signed to London label Killing Moon for their single ‘Absent Dreams’ before returning to Straight Lines Are Fine for the follow-up, ‘Pink December’. The band are now writing their debut album.



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