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Turnstiles & Nerves announced Double Bill for Whelan’s, Dublin

Galway punk band Turnstiles are playing their first headline gig in Dublin and will share a stage with melodic 3-piece indie-popsters Nerves. Catch them upstairs at Whelan’s on Wexford Street, Dublin on February 21st 2020. Doors will be at 8pm and tickets are €10 available now from usual outlets.

In September Turnstiles won the inaugural Star Nation band competition and also released their first single Moving Forward/Wasting Away. They recently supported Creation Records’ The Clockworks at sold out gigs in Dublin and Galway and are drawing national attention. They will be recording new material in Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios in January 2020.

Nerves are a 3-piece from the West of Ireland, now based in Dublin. As The Last Mixed Tape had it: “a collision of post-punk, noise and indie-pop, Nerves’ latest offering moves from raucous verse to bone-rattling choruses in the blink of an eye, all the while showcasing the trio’s keen eye for melody in loudness”.

About Turnstiles

In the space of a year, Galway punks Turnstiles have gone from Libertines style gigs in friends’ living rooms to a headline gig in Galway’s Róisín Dubh. Their blistering brand of punk coupled with lyrics detailing the issues of everyday life, and lead singer Callum’s London drawl/shout, has drawn comparisons to acts as diverse as Buzzcocks, Mike Skinner and Blur.

On hearing them Mike Spink, award winning engineer for Jake Bugg, The 1975 and The Gaslight Anthem, commented: “their tunes sound like the coming together of The Sex Pistols and Mike Skinner in a pub getting lairy with Carl Barat and Pete Doherty – original and brilliant.”

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About Blowtorch Records

Blowtorch Records is a digital label providing promotion to unsigned artists. They are also management for Turnstiles. For additional information please visit

Tickets priced €10 are on sale now through the venue and & usual outlets nationwide.


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


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 via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos