Hard Working Class Heroes – Meeting House Square
Hard Working Class Heroes line up for this Friday the 3rd at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar
A Lazarus Souls
8pm - 8.30pm - Meeting House Square
Patrician College was a secondary school at the heart of the community of Finglas West. In addition to the pupils traipsing down Deanstown Ave every morning , it brought the energy of youth to the area through a youth club, football teams, bingo nights & teenage discos. It was a playground, then a secondary school & finally the first rehearsal space for a young Brian Brannigan. So when plans were announced that the school was closing after 47 years, it became the perfect place for A Lazarus Soul to record their "state of the nation address", Last of the Analogue Age. Recorded by Joe Chester through the schools last term 2013/2014, the album also features a track co-produced by the legendary Lee Scratch Perry.
ALS gave a charged performance, in the Abbey Theatre this year, debuting it's opening track, the Midday Class, for the Risen People's "Nobel Call".
8.45pm - 9.15pm Meeting House Square
Cfit began in bedrooms and homemade studios, as what was originally a side project for Noël Duplaa, gradually evolved into a lush and ornate collection of woozy, bruised, melancholy anthems. Playing their first gig at Electric Picnic 2010 as a three-piece, Cfit expanded to a five-piece just in time to play Hard Working Class Heroes 2010, where they were received extremely well. Soon after, they released their debut single "Don't Sweat the Small Shit", which received worldwide reviews:
"Some songs just leave you speechless because of their sheer beauty. Sometimes it’s because of the lyrics, sometimes it’s the music. It’s in those rare cases where insightful/heartfelt lyrics meet exquisite musicianship that something beautiful is born. Don’t Sweat the Small Shit ... is one such piece of music" ?newonmyplaylist.com
9.30pm - 10pm Meeting House Square
VANN MUSIC have brought their infectious synth-based collection to 2014 with another explosive bang. Their latest single “Tina” has made waves yet again causing a stir with synthy hooks an infectious chorus, and unstoppable beats that will keep you dancing all summer long.
Their latest single has already reached No.7 in the the Irish Airplay Charts
Along with their stellar performance on Other Voices RTE2 in April, this Dublin four-piece have already secured themselves prime time slots at this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival, Castlepalooza and Indiependence festival.
The Dublin based synth-pop four piece have only just begun their reign.
10.20pm - 10.50pm Meeting House Square
The origins of DJ Kormac’s recorded output can be found in dusty second-hand stores and junk shops where he spent countless hours unearthing archaic and forgotten music. Fascinated with the recordings and movies of another era, he amassed a collection full of vintage instrumentals, jazz drum solos and spoken-word pieces which would go on to form the basis of his sound. This forgotten material was twisted, morphed and shaped into the instantly recognisable and idiosyncratic style heard on his first two EPs and debut LP, Word Play.
11.10pm - 12pm
he difference a few years can make in the life of a band can be many things, not least surprising and educational. They say a week is a long time in politics, but a few years in music is multiple lifetimes. And so Hamsandwich, the band you thought you knew very well, has turned into Hamsandwich, the band you second guess at your peril. You can tick the boxes here: a support slot at Slane Castle, a direct special request to support Mumford & Sons at Phoenix Park, an invitation to the President of Ireland’s Garden Party on the lawn of his rather stately gaff. Not bad going for a band once battling with the dreaded ‘quirky’ tag, is it?
You can hear the difference in Hamsandwich’s new single, Illuminate, which is as light as a feather. You can see the difference when they perform onstage – where there was once a band that seemed to revel in the occasional ramshackle live show now there is self-confidence, assurance and a sense of humour that is less slapstick and more on the subtle side.