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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.


I HEART THE MONSTER HERO & YOU KISS BY THE BOOK is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland.


I Heart The Monster Hero:

“I Love The Monster Hero is winsome musical collage, a mash-up of primitive sounds that toe the line between lo-fi and no-fi but together manage to engender an instinctively hooking, bubbly sunshine pop. The rough, gleeful, quirk addled qualities of the band are sublimely showcased on “Toni Bailey”, a synthetic, buoyant blast of distortion and sparkling chimes and “Little Gem”, which, with its simple, slightly coarse guitar lines and layered vocals, will stick like velcro.”

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You Kiss By The Book:

The guys recorded an album of winning simplicity live at Simon’s house with the help of sound engineer Steve Fannigan. The result is Bear Leader, a limited edition vinyl released with a free CD enclosed, available on bandcamp and in Elastic Witch. The album’s on Hefty Horse records, an imprint that will be familiar to those who’ve attended the gigs Simon has put on in Anseo, upstairs in Whelans and elsewhere.

The guys will be releasing their new album in June 2012 with a sneaky single to come before hand.

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

Doors: 11:30pm