Hard Working Class Heroes – Meeting House Square
Hard Working Class Heroes event line up for this Saturday, the 4th, at Meeting House Square.
9pm - 9.30pm Meeting House Square
Acrobat is a Dublin-based band formed in 2013 by singer and guitarist Mark Healy and bass player Naoise Morzadec. In need of a drummer, they chanced upon Dutch-Indonesian Jacob Koopman busking on Grafton Street before completing the lineup with musician Conal McIntyre.
Their debut EP was recorded with producer Rob Kirwan (Hozier, Delorentos, PJ Harvey) in Westland Studios and Exchequer Studios in Dublin. It was released on Stoneship Records in April 2014 and contains the single "Follow You Down", as well as the tracks "Fade To Grey", "One & Another" and “Agoraphobia”.
9.40pm - 10.10pm Meeting House Square
t’s all about progression. Elaine Mai, from her early start as a solo artist, crafting haunting melodies layered over harmonies, beats and acoustic guitar, has changed. Evolved, you might say. Since the release of her debut EP, Dots, in 2012, there has been a steady, perceptible shift in the style of her live shows. While there is still the same beautiful songs, there is a new focus on the beats and the dancefloor, moving away from the acoustic to the electronic, yet maintaining that same beautiful attention to the melody that has made her stand out as a performer. Her new EP Known/Unknown is available now for free right here: Elaine Mai
10.20pm - 10.50pm Meeting House Square
Hare Squead are just a bunch of kids having fun but also 18 year young rappers, musicians, poets, and artists. Their daily routine revolves around worrying about exams, skateboarding, vintage shirts, and the continual evolution of an idiosyncratic and secret sign language. Tony, and Henoc are from Tallaght, whereas Jessy is from Blanchardstown, which is almost an excuse for why he is always late, but not really. They don't use profanity in their songs, but this is an artistic choice as opposed to anything resembling prudishness. They would rather be known as wordsmiths than goldsmiths and FOR zingers rather than AS blingers.
Fight Like Apes
11.10pm - 12pm Meeting House Square
Essentially college drop outs that never actually dropped in. Fight Like Apes started life as a bunch of friends who had played together in their teens in “various crap bands”. Nothing had ever been taken seriously, apart from the grief created by a (six) string of useless guitarists. Finally free of any hapless axe heroes; the band coalesced in 2006 with the avowed aim to make “obnoxious pop”. They quickly made waves on the Dublin gig scene with their powerful, confrontational live performances.