Hard Working Class Heroes – The Button Factory
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival is on this Saturday, 4th of October at The Button Factory.
Tell no Foxx
8pm - 8.30pm The Button Factory
“Beautify presented dark and moody production, incredible for a first EP very adventurous”
- Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster
"Little did we know that we’d hit the jackpot when the debut EP from Tell No Foxx arrived on amazingtunes.com, Intelligent lyrics are ultimately what set Tell No Foxx apart from a lot of other bands creating a similar sound at the minute and what they’ve created is something that really hits you in the heart. It’s an enthralling listen. " - AmazingRadio.com
“Boulevard by Tell No Foxx is a haunting synth steeped four minutes of gloom pop. Depeche Mode and early Cure inform proceedings: the plaintive chorus coupled with some moody guitar-work makes for a powerful combination.” - Hotpress Magazine
8.40pm - 9.10pm The Button Factory
Deaf Joe's second full-length album, 'From The Heights Of A Dream', is out now on Delphi (www.delphilabel.com). The album is a leap away from the abstracted folk of first release 'Burrowings', into an almost neo-classical world of spaces and atmospheres. Songs are held together as much by the power of individual sounds as they are by melody or harmony. Its physical release is accompanied by a limited edition book, made in collaboration with visual artist Paul Hallahan.
9.20pm - 9.50pm The Button Factory
HAWK are an alternative indie band based in London. Julie, Matt, Chris, and Sam hail from various corners of the UK and Ireland. Their sound has been described by Subba Culture as a "fusion of ambience and power"; fronted by a soaring, crackling vocal".
Galway-born lead singer Julie Hawk who has been described as "a bit of the Bjork side of brilliant bonkers" (Artrocker), began collaborating with Matt Harris, as a solo project in 2012. After a year of garnering plaudits on the acoustic scene, the band gained support from DJs such as Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson (BBC6Music). The pair joined with Sam and Chris to form HAWK, adding new edge and expansion to their sound, while retaining the detail and delicacy of their acoustic roots. HAWK released their debut single 'Take Off Your Suit' in July 2013, to positive press. The Sound of Confusion described "the sharp, stammering beat and spiralling guitar lines'' as ''inventive and classic all at once." The band launched their debut record, 'The Sum of All Things EP' in early 2014, hitting the road for a UK and Ireland tour in late February/ March. They are due to release a double A-side in June, through their indie label, Veta Records.
Cloud Castle Lake
10pm - 10.30pm The Button Factory
Cloud Castle Lake is a three-piece band based in Dublin, Ireland. The band comprises Daniel McAuley, Brendan Jenkinson and Rory O'Connor and often feature additional collaborative musicians. The band have supported touring acts like Glasser, Lisa Hannigan and Nigel Godrich’s Ultraísta and have appeared at festivals all around Ireland, including Electric Picnic and Body & Soul. They went as far as Toronto to perform at Canadian Music Week, sold out a performance with the Trinity Orchestra in Dublin’s Unitarian Church and played the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern for Simone Rocha's show at London Fashion Week.