+ AUTUMN OWLS & FAMILY PLANNING
Glimmermen will launch their new EP Satellite People on March 2 in Whelan’s in Dublin with very special guests Autumn Owls and Family Planning before setting off on a nationwide tour.
It’s very rare for a band to emerge as perfectly formed as Glimmermen have done with their debut EP Satellite People. But these guys are something of an underground supergroup, with each of the three members bringing to the table a wealth of musical creativity learned and earned as stalwarts of the Dublin rock scene over the past 15 years and beyond.
Together they make a sound they describe as ‘urban post-rock blues’ – Satellite People is four cuts of intelligent guitar pop, full of elemental ingenuity and packed with subtle bluesey hooks, all skillfully captured by Stephen Shannon in his Experimental Audio studio in Dublin in September 2011.
Satellite People is released on Grey Slate Records (Redneck Manisfesto, Dublin guitar quartet, Burning Love Jumpsuit)
Autumn Owls formed and began preparing ideas in 2007. The three-piece from Dublin converted a shed into a recording space and began writing and recording. The band self-released their debut EP “Insomnia Lodge” in May 2008 to very favourable reviews. The follow-up to their debut EP was released in December 2008. Another five track EP titled “On the Trail of the Disappearing” The new tracks were recorded at Westland studios with producer Ciaran Bradshaw. “On the Trail of the Disappearing” marked a bigger and more adventurous sound from the band. The EP was greeted with critical acclaim from Irish, UK and US reviewers.
After the release of “On the Trail of the Disappearing”, 2009 gave the band the opportunity to hone their live performance. Supporting many UK and US acts such as Micah P Hinson, Real Estate, Early Day Miners and Devotchka, as well as playing their own shows, they recorded numerous live sessions for Irish Radio and TV. 2010 saw the band tour in Italy, Norway, the UK, Canada and the U.S, taking in festivals such as SXSW and CMJ in the States as well as Canada’s NXNE and CMW. The band are currently in the studio recording their debut album scheduled for release in late 2011.
FAMILY PLANNING are a 3 piece band of interplanetary troubadours operating from a re-enforced underground bunker in Portobello, Dublin. Graduating from the Pavement style plinkings of Slurps in 2010, Aaron McGrattan, Shannon Duvall and Jason Juman formed Family Planning as soon as the hangover had worn off, and they had got their instruments out of pawn.