Meteor Choice Music Prize nominees
+ special guests
LAST DAYS OF 1984 + GRAND POCKET ORCHESTRA
Tieranniesaur announce their first headline show of 2012
Currently nominated for the Meteor Choice Music Prize, their self titled debut album has received universal praise since its release in July 2011 and has topped critics’ and readers’ end of year poles alike. Tieranniesaur is now a fearsome live band of seven and the extra hands have helped to secure a growing reputation for exciting live shows with an effervescent party atmosphere. During 2011 Tieranniesaur played storming sets at Electric Picnic (“Hot damn. The funkiest and most fun set at the Picnic.” – Nialler9, Best 15 Acts at EP), in support of their heroes Tom-Tom Club and a sweaty climax to the Hard Working Class Heroes festival (“There’s no dance party like a Tieranniesaur dance party to bring a night and a weekend to a close.” Jim Carroll, The Irish Times)
Tieranniesaur is unlike anything else on the Dublin indie scene: a genre straddling troupe that’s part old school Disco, part Afro-Pop and part New-Wave, they come on with an irresistible mix of sincerity and Hip-Pop grandstanding, with a true beating heart and emotional resonance at their core. These are songs that celebrate the good times while never losing sight of the ultimately ephemeral nature of all relationships.
The band are part of Dublin DIY music collective Popical Island who enjoyed a great 2011 with several excellent releases including Land Lovers, Squarehead & Patrick Kelleher, Yeh Deadlies and Big Monster Love.
End Of Year Plaudits For Tieranniesaur:
#1 – Nialler9: Irish Albums of 2011
#1 – The Ticket: Ailbhe Malone: Breakthrough act of the year
#1 – The Ticket: Ailbhe Malone: Irish act of the year
#1 – The Ticket: Jim Carroll: Irish act of the year
#2 – Dan Hegarty: Irish Album of the year
#2- Nialler9: Readers’ Poll Top Irish Albums of 2011
#3 – The Ticket: Ailbhe Malone: Albums of the year
#6 – Nialler9: Readers’ Poll New Artists of 2011
#6 – The Ticket: Jim Carroll: Albums of the year
#8 – Harmless Noise: Top 20 Albums
#9 – Nialler9: Readers’ Poll Top 25 Irish Songs of 2011
#13 – entertainment.ie: Albums of the Year
#16 – Nialler9: Readers’ Poll Top 25 Irish Songs of 2011
#19 – State: Albums of 2011
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).