Wednesday 21 February 2018

The label’s line-up

- Adebisi Shank

This three-piece’s second album, This is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank, enjoyed critical acclaim this year as they became one of the most talked about acts in the blogosphere. Honest-to-God they are actually big in Japan.

- Not Squares

An electro pop band with a mission to make dance ‘an ideology’. Their version of what constitutes dance probably won’t be endorsed by the Strictly Come... crowd any time soon, but this approach has made Not Squares one of the most exciting live acts in Ireland at present. Debut album Yeah OK was released last month.

- The Redneck Manifesto

The grand old men of the label (they won’t like that), they released their fourth album through Richter this year. Another instrumental band, this five-piece (below left) are justifiably regarded as one of the best live acts in Ireland over the past 10 years.

- Bats

The band to listen to if you’re looking for a post-punk metal band with serious anti-creationist views. Surprisingly science-heavy lyrics and impressive videos give them that bit extra for those who aren’t all about monster riffs and rage-filled lyrics. Debut album Red in Tooth and Claw was released last year.

- Enemies

‘Upbeat post-rock,’ says their online blurb and we won’t argue. Released their debut album We’ve Been Talking in the summer. Like Adebisi’s kid brother if that doesn’t sound too patronising. They’ve even got a following in Japan.

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