We’re starting 2019 off with a BANG! Bringing two of our favourite discoveries of last year together later this month for a monstrous double headline show.
Bannered Mare is the new moniker of ex-Race the Flux front man Joe Padfield. In June he dropped the first single, ‘My Anatomy’, a sweeping blend of math-rock guitar layers and alt-folk touches. This was just the first taste of what was to come from Octobers ‘Gizzards EP’. Self recorded entirely by Padfield in Mayo’s Mariachi Studios, the EP is a collection of beautifully reflective songs that demands repeat listens.
In the months since, the band has been fleshed out with some of the Wests most prolific musicians. Joining him are Paul Higgins (ex-RTF) on Guitar, Kyle Dee (ex-Ka tet) on Bass, Derek Ellard (DerekEllardmusic) on Synth/Guitars and Dylan Murphy on Drums.
With a new EP due to be released later this year, now is the perfect time to check this incredible act out live.
Stevie Darragh Music is perhaps better known as the lead guitarist of the many-headed behemoth that is Overhead, The Albatross. Following the massively successful release of 2016’s ‘Learning to Growl’ and it’s subsequent tours, Stevie wasted no time and released the gorgeous ‘Fragments EP’ in early 2018. An accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist, Stevie flexes his orchestral muscles on the EP creating lush and emotive soundscapes. He realises these live through a combination of looped guitars, keyboards, vocals and multilayered backing tracks which truly result in an end far greater than the sum of it’s parts.
2018 was a busy year that saw Stevie supporting acts such as Gaelynn Lea Music (NPR tiny desk winner), Gerry Leonard Spooky Ghost (David Bowie’s Guitarist and long time musical director) &
legendary UK math rock trio THREE TRAPPED TIGERS as well performing at Other Voices in Dingle.
Entry is FREE before 9PM or €5 after and doors are at 8:00pm. See you in the front row!
Bannered Mare – Gizzards EP: https://open.spotify.com/album/5OrIxIguzOdMasZmUm3VzH
Stevie Darragh – Fragments EP:
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