Hard Working Class Heroes – The Button Factory
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival is on this Thursday, 2nd of October at The Button Factory.
8pm - 8.30pm The Button Factory
Debut album out now
"It’s the kind of music that comes with built-in hooks and invisible string to magically lift the corners of your mouth when you hear it"- tiny mix tapes
“An accomplished and inspiring debut.” - The Ticket
"deceptively simple, extremely clever pop" - hot press
“Leafy Stilleto offers a vast variety of indie gems all unique and loveable in their own right.” – state.ie
Im Your Vinyl
8.40 - 9.10 The Button Factory
I’m Your Vinyl is vocalist/guitarist Dana Donnelly and multi instrumentalist Ken Mc Hugh. Together they write bright, uplifting, melodically beautiful songs that showcase their love of rich cinematic overtones coupled with hypnotic and seductive beats.
9.20 - 9.50 The Button Factory
A three piece from Limerick, Andrew (drums), Aoife (bass, vocals) and Niall (guitar, vocals) have been siblings since early 2013.
The debut single "Hush Hush" was released by Just Off Pop Records on November 25th 2013. The track was produced by Grammy nominated ALALAL (The Rapture, The Vaccines, Metronomy) and received extensive radio play across the UK and Ireland (BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, XFM, 2fm, Todayfm, Phantom FM), including making the Xfm Playlist.
God Knows + MyNameIsJohn
10pm - 10.30pm The Button Factory
o, one day, a Zimbabwean Christian and an Irish pagan sit down with a pot of tea to discuss making an album. “Let’s change the game”, they said. And so it began.
God Knows has rapidly become one of the most electrifying souls in music in Ireland. Along with being the founding member of Shannon's 'Random Acts Of Kindness' collective, his unique MC fusion of grime, rap and spoken word has firmly established him as one of the most formidable front-men in the country.
mynameisjOhn grew up on the cold hard streets of Ennis in the West of Ireland, headphones on and hood up. He collected tapes, played basketball and entered radio competitions. Now he DJs and makes beats. He’s released 3 solo EPs, which both reference his grá for a dollop of hiphop, electronica, psych rock and straight-up paranoia.
Following on from 2013’s ‘The Struggle EP’ with producer Graeme S, God Knows and mynameisjOhn continue to keep things focused, pushing buttons and boundaries with intensity. ‘Rusangano / Family’ is the fruits of their labour, an 11 track album that cements the duo’s ongoing collaborative adventures. Exploring issues such as identity and belonging, the album delivers a hefty dose of honest double-edged lyricism over skewed soul samples, 808 beats and sliced-up breaks. Wearing their hiphop and electronic influences proudly on their sleeves, mynameisjOhn and God Knows aren’t an act willing to conform to the styles associated with their respective backgrounds. Instead of struggling with the idea of being different, they celebrate it. Sure the rules are only there to be broken. The release of the album in May has led to a wash of positive press reviews, along with an endorsement from Snoop Dogg after handpicking them for two support shows, along with Main Stage slots at Body & Soul festival and a national tour. Its only early days.