+ The Strypes
Whelanslive in association with MPI are excited to announce the release of the eagerly awaited Live Long EP by The Raglans featuring The Man From Glasgow (12,00 youtube views & counting), the inaugural release on the newly formed Whelan’s Records. With their blistering energy and infectious hooks The Raglans are the perfect band to launch this brand new record label having already generated impressive momentum through relentless gigging & contagious hooks to build up a significant and loyal fan-base which has secured them a joint Irish/UK management team and a simultaneous UK and Ireland release of the Long live e.p.
For Whelan’s, the most iconic venue in Dublin City and a vital supporter of homegrown music, the setting up of a record label was a logical step as a vast array of talent was passing through their doors without any label backing or funds to help them through the initial stages of a release. To this end, they have ring-fenced a small development fund in order to help such acts by partnering up with MPI for a number of select releases that will specifically cater to the artists needs and help them gain a foothold in what is becoming an increasing competitive industry.
Dave Allen from Whelan’s was quoted as saying ‘we felt it was time to expand from the live music scene and invest in Irish talent to help them get their recording career started. It’s an obvious and long anticipated association that we’re very excited about that can also offer the opportunity to showcase talent at the venue while releasing their records both here and abroad’
The Raglans are delighted to be the first band on the label and said ‘ to be associated with such a history as that of Whelan’s is fantastic – we’ll be showcasing the e.p. at Whelan’s on May 25th along with their first National Tour of Ireland in April and May.”
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AFTER THE GIG:
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).