Hard Working Class Heroes – Bad Bobs
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival is on this Friday, 3rd of October at the Bad Bobs.
8pm - 8.30pm Bad Bobs
’m GRIM. I’m an angst-ridden white European man; so the old cliché would suggest I’ll never achieve my subconscious goal of my father’s approval.
I'm an exporter of Lo-fi Electro-blues:
Electro because of the ‘instrumentation’.
Blues because, mostly, I get irritated by things other people seem to find totally acceptable; the music I write, therefore, is a sort of catharsis.
I've had creative and professional dalliances, both on stage and in the studio, with Tom Middleton and the Neil Cowley Trio.
I've been featured on Other Voices, it was a surprise to me too...
AND I'm one of the Daily Mirror's 'ones to watch for 2014'; an accolade that's sure to lead to much disillusionment for someone...
Oh! You should go to GRIMderry.bandcamp.com 'cause I have free downloads there...
8.40pm - 9.10pm Bad Bobs
The bastard child of Pulp Fiction and True Romance soundtracks. Recently supported Dirty Beaches in Hong Kong and released a new video by Babysweet Sessions (Two Door Cinema Club).
9.20pm - 9.50pm Bad Bobs
Derry based teen quartet The Clameens are one of the fastest rising prospects to emerge from the Northern Irish music scene in recent times. The Band made up of four teenage friends and a set of brothers have set a brand of honest and infectious indie pop rock which has pricked the ears of media & industry everywhere, with BBC Radio 1, 6Music MTV, RTE Other Voices and more all paying keen attention.
They may be incredibly youthful, but this band are force to be reckoned with, they have recently had great exposure including been selected as one of MTV's Unsigned bands of 2014, TV performances on BBC & RTE and supported acts such as The Undertones, Professor Green & Pete Doherty, as well as fresh of appearing at showcase festival " The Great Escape" & Invited to play this years ElectricPicnic . The band are set to release their first EP "Teenager" in coming months, This is the perfect time to catch them on the ascent
The Shaker Hymn
10pm - 10.30pm Bad Bobs
The Shaker Hymn are a four-piece alternative rock band from Cork, Ireland. Having known each other since childhood, the quartet started making rudimentary teenage noises back in the midst of 2005.
The catalyst for what would become The Shaker Hymn was a two-month American excursion early in 2012. A remarkable road trip ensued, involving acoustic support slots to Chelsea Crowell (daughter of Rodney). It was on this trek that brand new, future-embracing songs were crafted; songs that would shortly enter the repertoire of the fledgling Shaker Hymn.
Following national and local airplay of their first two critically acclaimed singles, the band's debut album, Rascal's Antique, was released on 30th May 2014, on the band's own label, Heavy Noids Records.
The self-penned and self-produced ten-track album, mixed by Christian Best (Mick Flannery / O Emperor), covers all bases from garage-style cut 'n' thrust through to deceptively hard-edge, Byrds-y power pop.
10.40pm - 11.10pm Bad Bobs
With influences ranging from Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley to Explosions In The Sky and Radiohead, this band draws inspiration from all genres and combines them to create their own explosive sound. After a year of extensive gigging alongside the countries cream of the crop, including Cathy Davey, Villagers, Little Matador, The Divine Comedy & Turn, Color//Sound's debut single To The Countryside landed in June.
11.20pm - 11.50pm Bad Bobs
Dott are Anna, Laura, Tebs and Tony from Galway, Ireland and play shiney, harmony-driven garage pop. Their music drips with luscious harmonies, fuzzy guitars and addictive feel-good pop melodies.
Their eagerly awaited debut album "Swoon" was released on December 3rd 2013 on Graveface Records US to critical acclaim and their debut EP Button was released in 2013 on 7" on Graveface Records US and in 2012 on the Popical Island Collective, Ireland.
Dott recently returned from a full US tour taking in appearances along the West Coast, SXSW and New York City (kindly supported by Culture Ireland).
Formed only in 2012, Dott have been busy with appearances live on national television on the Late Late Show, at Electric Picnic, HWCH, Camden Crawl, Westport Festival and Indiependence.
They have recorded live sessions for 2FM Dan Hegarty, Arena RTE Radio 1, Ceol ar an Imeall TG4 and Community of Independents, DCTV.
12am - 12.30am Bad Bobs
GHOST ESTATES are a four piece hailing from the north side of Dublin city.
The band has gone through major changes since the release of their 2012 critically acclaimed debut album the self titled 'Ghost Estates'. They have shed two members, drummer Keith Byrne and vocalist/guitarist Alan Monaghan leaving Dan Doherty, Giles brothers Colm & Brian and new drummer and former Cheap Freak Dave Mulvaney.
The band have been working hard on the follow up to their debut in Dan Doherty's new studio Darklands Audio. With an Irish tour in place and major festival slots to be announced soon exciting times lay ahead for the band.