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Irish alternative/pop group The Manhattan Syndrome are building momentum with their ‘mesmerizing’ debut EP ‘And We Left It Behind’.

Taking influence from the drive of Arcade Fire, the mood of The National, and their own pop sensibilities; The Manhattan Syndrome have forged a dynamic style of their own. ‘And We Left It Behind’, released last August, accommodates both the band’s driven rhythm and an emphasis on melody led vocals. Sentiments of isolation and alienation surface throughout, backed by a sometimes sparse, sometimes epic sound-scape.

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“The EP is moving, thought-provoking and a perfect example of the talent that is brewing in Ireland’s underground music scene….Easy to listen to, and even easier to love”

“This combination of musical, lyrical and vocal styles gels to create something special and almost other-worldly.”

“The Manhattan Syndrome are special… And We Left It will leave you stretching for the repeat button as well as a box of tissues”

“…probably among the most beautiful songs I’ve heard this year… masterful, organic and mesmerizing… I really hope this is not the last we hear from The Manhattan Syndrome”

NANOBOT are friends from Kells who share a common interest in electro synth music.They started out life as a guitar band, but in recent times the guitars have been almost entirely been replaced with various electronic synths, bleeps and blips.They are hard at work writing and recording their debut album and released a well received E.P called “Sparticles” in March of last year. Having recently played the “Ones to Watch” and “Hard Working Class Heroes” festivals in Dublin, they are an exciting prospect live and not to be missed.