NEIL McNAMEE + DEAN GARDNER
Workhouse Brides: a difficult band to pigeon-hole and a group of musicians who create self-indulgent music that’s both melodic and volatile.
Their first recording, ‘Trial By Fire’, introduced the band with a pounding drum beat, grizzly guitar lines, staccato vocals and ambiguous lyrics. The song’s video features an interesting tip of the cap to Scorsese, Keitel and DeNiro.
Second recording ‘ID’ is the band’s magnum opus, comprising six minutes of guitar music clearly influenced by a wide array of musical artists and genres.
With creativity coming from all elements of the act, this Whelan’s gig should entertain punters and invoke spirits (mostly Irish whiskey) in equal measure.
Workhouse Brides are most likely the loudest band in Dublin without a bass player. Their influences include red wine and beer.
€7 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings from WaV), ticket prices may vary when purchased from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
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).