I guess we better dig in for the winter and get some work done.
Since releasing Mr. Dog, we’ve been doing a few bits and pieces around the city. Last weekend we played our first all ages at Demented Fest. It’s always nice to play to a relatively new crowd. We shared the stage with some of my favourite local bands, namely The Blind and Chewing On Tinfoil. Diverse lineups are always fun.
We played The Workman’s Club’s 1st Birthday gig. Again, a pretty diverse lineup. I think we all really enjoyed House Of Dolls set in particular. The Workman’s is fast becoming one of our favourite places to play, I know some people would disagree but we’ve always had a great time there. It’s a nice enough stage, the sound is always bang on, John and Stef are both a pleasure to work with and the rest of the crew are nothing but nice to us.
Just last night we played a big Eleven Eleven bash in the Twisted Pepper. Look at this lineup, it’s most of the roster of Eleven Eleven at the moment plus some other friends, Ang Kor Wat and Spies.
The visuals from Le Tissier and Slipdraft were among the best I’ve seen at any show. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to incorporate them into our set in the near future.
We only have two more Dublin gigs to play between now and New Year’s Eve. The second will be announced very soon and we’re very excited about it. The first is our first time to play the Hard Working Class Heroes festival. We’re playing on the 6th of October in the Mercantile. Look, it seems like a lot of money for a gig but the sheer volume of great acts playing justifies it as value for money in my eyes.
Go see what talent there is playing in the city, week in, week out.
I think I’ve saved the best for last here, it’s certainly what I’m looking forward to most. We’ve been invited by our good friends in Croupier to play a showcase of their new material in the Roisín Dubh, Galway. It’s both ours and their first time playing Galway and we’re ridiculously excited about it. Check our the Facebook event page here.
That’s all folks!