LITTLE XS FOR EYES
THE RIOT TAPES
ACROBATS OF DESIRE
DJ SET FROM NIAMH FARRELL PLUS SPECIAL GUEST
Little XS for Eyes
A follow-up to their critically acclaimed eponymous EP, S.A.D. sees the band apply their harmony heavy, folk-tinged sound to an album of harder-hitting pop songs.The band’s songs tell of tragic heroes, failed lovers, empty dancefloors and the unchanging seasons, taking placeon trains, boats, wrestling rings and the inevitable long walk home.
Some reviews for S.A.D:
Officially our favourite Irish pop band – State Magazine
In the Light is one of the most touching and beautiful Irish tracks of this or any other year. This début is one of the most deliciously sweet hues of bitter you could possibly taste – Eamon Sweeney / day&night / Irish Independent
The execution is perfect, a crystal clear combination of twinkling instruments and beautifully balanced vocals. S.A.D. is a record of real substance – Phil Udel
genuinely swoonsome folk-pop melodies…the girl/boy vocal interplay of songwriters – Bennie Reilly and Davey
Moor sounds natural at every juncture…A cosy blanket of sounds for all seasons – Lauren Murphy / The Ticket
bursting with clever, engaging melodies and decorated with delicate vocal harmonies…a superb record -Eamonn Seoige / AU Magazine
winsome, breathy…full of delicious close harmonies and hooks you can hang your coat on – Hot Press
a fantastic record that will send pop fans into raptures with its gorgeous blend of hooks’n’harmonies – Nay / Harmless Noise
Dublin-based group blessed with dashing harmonies and wistful, wry, infectious tunes – Irish Times
definitely one of the best debuts of the year – Dan Hegerty
S.A.D. is chockablock with brilliant harmonies – Jim Carroll
Little XS for Eyes are:
Bennie Reilly :: voice & guitar
Davey Moor :: voice, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, psaltery & lap steel
Michelle Considine :: voice, glockenspiel & keys
Lucy Jackson :: voice, keys & violin
Adrian Reilly :: drums
Harry Bookless :: bass
The Riot Tapes
The Riot Tapes have been described as ‘one of the breakthrough bands of 2011’ (Le Cool – Dublin) and as a band, “nigh-on guaranteed to break into the mainstream in 2012” (Hot Press). They are currently playing and recording and playing and recording and playing and recording and playing and recording and playing and… well, you get the point. This gig will mark the debut of their new 5-piece line-up. Fingers crossed.
acrobats of desire
acrobats of desire formed in 1991. members david duke-guitars, clem duke-bass/vocals & mark smith-drums/bvs all hail from county roscommon. influences at the time were bands like sonic youth, wedding present & ride. they gigged up & down ireland & in the UK a couple of times over the next many years. they appeared on a number of compilation cds & released a 7″ single in 1996. it was a tribute to the old punk records being on red vinyl & in a poster bag. much fun was had by all but by 2003 work, life & more took over and gigs stopped.
2011 marked the 20th anniversary since they started & so the acrobats decided 2 play some gigs again. most of them were in sweeneys of dame st with punk bands like paranoid visions & liz is evil. age certainly hasn’t slowed them down, quite the opposite. an acrobats of desire gig is not for the faint hearted..this year; 2012; will see some new material being recorded & released.