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Thursday 24 July 2014

Cars' faithful celebrate in the capital

Published 26/06/2013|05:36

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Dingle's Walking On Cars performing in Whelan's last Thursday at their EP launch. Photo by Fiona Morgan

THE WEST Kerry faithful took over legendary Dublin venue Whelan's last Thursday night as Dingle's Walking On Cars launched their new EP, As We Fly South before a packed house of supporters.

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THE WEST Kerry faithful took over legendary Dublin venue Whelan's last Thursday night as Dingle's Walking On Cars launched their new EP, As We Fly South before a packed house of supporters.

Patrick Sheehy, Sorcha Durham, Paul Flannery, Dan Devane and Evan Hadnett have been riding the crest of a wave since winning national talent search, the Red Bull Bedroom Jam, a little over a year ago. Since then they have recorded at the world famous Grouse Lodge studios, seen their first single, Catch Me If You Can, enter the iTunes top five in its first week of release and they have played at numerous festivals and venues around the country. The video for Catch Me If You Can, which features Commenoule in its storyboard, has amassed over 135,000 hits on YouTube alone.

Walking On Cars also launched their new single, Two Stones, last week releasing another home grown video with Dingle and Kerry once again featuring strongly and proving the sense of pride the band harbour for their home place.

Both songs feature on their new As We Fly South EP which was launched with all due ceremony in Whelan's last Thursday with friends, family and supporters joining hundreds of other fans in the legendary venue on Wexford Street. Two new songs are also included on the EP, the title track As We Fly South and Tick Tock.

As We Fly South was produced and engineered by Tom McFall and is available on download (or CD) at walkingoncars.bandcamp.com and it is understood that an album may be due from the band in the autumn.

It was a whirlwind week for the band who headed north to Bundoran to play at the Sea Sessions on Sunday evening. They also appeared on Today FM on the KC Show where they played live. They now have a busy summer ahead of them with gigs in Cork, Mayo, Offaly, Meath, Belfast and Louth coming up. They will also play a number of gigs in Kerry over the summer, including the Meadowlands, Tralee on July 13, O'Donnell's, Cloghane on July 27, Ashes, Camp on August 16, the Rose of Tralee Festival on August 18 and the Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville on August 22.

Catch them if you can before this band goes stellar.

Kerryman

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