THE BROKEN HEARTBREAKERS
In a double header extravaganza, NZ’s latest blowins to Ireland, The Broken Heartbreakers, take on Drogheda’s key music figure Conall Bailey and backing band, Super Turbo Ninja Club in a night that promises to end in broken strings.
FRIDAY 1st JULY
WHELAN’s upstairs bar
10 Euro entry
THE BROKEN HEARTBREAKERS – WINTERSUN Release
New Zealand’s Broken Heartbreakers have been stunning their home with their original big lonesome little heart songs for nearly a decade.
Their records have received gushing and well-deserved praise from New Zealand’s foremost critics, all reveling in the music’s beauty and sonic promise.
A compassionate and compelling live act, the BHBs have seen the country, wowed the city, and along the way shared the stage with US songwriting heavyweights The Handsome Family and Lou Barlow.
**** ½ stars
Otago Daily Times
“a gorgeous album”
Radio New Zealand
“desert-dry wit, and melodies sturdy
enough to hang your hat on”
Sunday Star Times
“Intelligent, heartfelt, aching and entrancing”
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE PREVENTS MURDER!
Conall Baileys’ “Finding Holes”
“Finding Holes is my innermost thoughts and anger – basically instead of
killing someone I’ve made music.”
Not only is Conall Bailey creating art, but he’s selflessly ensuring the safety of the public at large at the same time.
Two years in the making, ‘Finding Holes’ features over twenty artists, some hailing from as far afield as New Zealand. The twelve track album is as diverse as Baileys’ repertoire of musical instruments.
“writing music stops me from walking into McDonalds and spraying everyone with a spud gun.”
You’d be forgiven for thinking that this might be dark offering, far from it. ‘Finding Holes’ is fundamentally upbeat, using Baileys’ wicked humour to balance challenging topics. Inspiration for his tracks comes from a unique range of sources. “Buy and Sell You’ deals with amorous ghosts, ‘Jim Jones’ tackles the infamous cult leader, ‘Drowning’ takes a look at heartbreak and the title track, ‘Finding Holes’ is an introspective to our own convictions.
A key figure in the Drogheda music scene the singer songwriter is a founder member of trad six piece The Albaquirky Turkeys and alternative rock band Super Turbo Ninja Club
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