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Balancing infectuous riffs with celestial harmonies and sonic mayhem, Agitate the Gravel exist between the old and the new. Taking influence from the past masters of My Bloody Valentine and Blur, the band forge ahead in their own genre.

In their first year, ATG have clocked up over 70 shows, sharing bills with Mike Watt, Fighting with Wire, R.S.A.G. and Tera Melos to name a few. The band were also chosen as one of Whelan’s ‘Ones to Watch for 2012’ and picked up a slot on Hot Press’ ‘Freezer Sessions’ late last year.

The release of their debut single ‘Wilderness Years’ saw the band tour nationally, pick up’s ‘Single of the Year’ award and receive airplay from 2FM, Phantom FM, 96FM and RedFM. The band will release their next single ‘Wait’ in April.


“Agitate the Gravel pursue blissful, shoegaze pop with promising tunes such as the excellent ‘Wilderness Years”

 – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

“All hooks and irresistible immediacy; the band feed all their tunes through the filter of shimmering shoegaze”

 – Celina Murphy, Hotpress

“Their shoegaze-by-way-of-Ash-meets-Adebisi squall gives us the chills…one of the best live bands up-and-coming in the country.”

 – Mike McGrath-Bryan,

“Agitate the Gravel wear their influences most visibly on their sleeves, sounding like the genetically-blessed lovechild of Weezer and My Bloody Valentine.”- 

 – Nicola Byrne,


Tickets: FREE before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm (Thur/Fri/Sat)

Doors: 11:30pm