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Tickets for Tieranniesaur are priced at €12.50 and on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online from

Tieranniesaur launch their album DIYSCO with a gig in Whelans on May 10th 2013. The album will be available from Popical Island in Ireland on 12” vinyl and digital download and will be released in the UK through Soft Power records.

“Tieranniesaur’s stock-in-trade is superb, leftfield, disco-not-disco pop. The more you listen to what the now six-strong Tieranniesaur have produced, the more you’re seduced. The songs are idiosyncratic and infectious, but contain big, hefty, bubblegum pop hooks.” The Irish Times

“A rough-edged, footloose, polish-free party jam…personality to burn, one seriously massive bassline…a wildly effective mood-enhancer” – Hot Press

Formed in 2010 by husband and wife team Annie Tierney (Chicks, The Radio, sister of Mik Pyro from Republic of Loose) and Padraig O’ Reilly (Yeh Deadlies), and later joined by Ruan and Ian from Squarehead and assorted other Popical pals, Tieranniesaur have fast become “one of the country’s most well-loved new bands” – Harmless Noise.

Tieranniesaur’s Choice Music Prize nominated debut album received rave reviews

upon its release in July 2011 and topped many critics’ and readers’ end of year poles. More recently it was named as one of the Best Irish Albums of State Magazine’s lifetime.

The band played storming sets at Electric Picnic and too many other Irish festivals to mention (“Hot damn. The funkiest and most fun set at the Picnic.” – Nialler9, Best Acts at EP

“The best sets at Electric Picnic” – Goldenplec) and were lucky enough to play alongside their heroes Tom-Tom Club and Chic.

2012 also saw the band set sail to the UK, where the NME enthused that they were “currently crushing on the ace Tieranniesaur”.

There music has been used on TV shows such as RAW, and singles have received regular radio play.

Tieranniesaur is a genre straddling troupe that’s part old-school Euro Disco, part Afro-Pop and part Riot Grrl vitriol, an infectious mix of sincerity and Hip-Pop swagger.

The band are founding members of Dublin DIY music collective Popical Island whose motto of Be Sound And Be Around has seen them “fast becoming the go-to label for new music…a mini-scene that chucks out great song after great song” – A Layer Of Chips

“An adorable cottage industry” – NME

“It’s hard to imagine the Irish underground without it.” – Hot Press


On sale Fri 5th April, 9am: €12.50 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings from WaV).


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).