'Strange Attractor' launch first EP

HOT on the heels of the success of Walking On Cars, Dingle welcomed another local band to the fray last Sunday night in McCarthy's as Strange Attractor launched their first EP 'Fish in the Sky'.

The band comprises of Fionn O'Neill, Mattie Barker, Ben Janning, Tim Clarke and Eamon O'Dowd with Cian O'Sullivan and Clodagh Kearney joining the line-up in McCarthy's for the EP launch on Sunday night.

Strange Attractor describe themselves as a 'funk/reggae' group with their musical influences ranging from Bob Marley and James Brown to Fela Kuti.

The group got together at the beginning of the summer to play gigs in McCarthy's and The Conair and have achieved a lot of success in the relatively short space of time that they have been in existence.

Along with the launch of their EP, the group recently came to national attention when online news site JOE.ie featured their comedic song 'Shpastic Weather' on their website, which the group themselves describe as "a song about the 'shate of d'weather, written while 'shteamed in a tent".

Speaking to The Kerryman, Ben Janning from Ventry explained that the recording of the EP came about thanks to a college friend who is getting a recording studio started and needed a band to record there.

Along with a number of local gigs, Strange Attractor also have a number of gigs lined up in Cork for the New Year and they also hope to play at some upcoming festivals.

Their three-track 'Fish in the Sky' EP can be downloaded from iTunes and Bandcamp.com.