Hard Working Class Heroes – The Workmans Club
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival is on this Friday, 3rd of October at The Workman's Club.
8pm - 8.30pm The Workman's Club
Participant is the new project of Heritage Centre bassist Stephen Tiernan.
Over the last year he has been carefully crafting his debut EP "Bit Slow" set for release mid September. Combining ambient elements and unique samples with live instrumentation "Bit Slow" is an atmospheric yet heartfelt collection of 5 songs.
Enlisting long time friend and collaborator Paul O'Hare (of Dublin electronic band WOB!) to help produce and polish the tracks, Participant has become more than a side project and swelled into a full 4 piece live band, aiming to combine the spontaneity of live performance with the atmosphere of the recorded material.
8.40 - 9.10 The Workman's Club
Affleck are Aidan, Clark, Steven and James.
They play violin, guitar, bass, drums and whatever electronic synths they can find.
After tasting success in other musical projects the three members have joined forces to make the music they want to make and feel excited about making. Their self devised, dark electro pop genre shows the charm and character of the individuals in this band to produce fun yet slick sounding music.
On the back of they’re debut release, a self titled EP, with the single Cat King Lightening, Affleck have been touted as one of the most exciting new bands to be based in Belfast. This was confirmed by appearing as one of the State.ie Faces of 2014 and the single Anor Londo being voted number 12 in The Thin Air’s Top 100 Irish Tracks of 2013.
With only a few live performances and a five track EP, Affleck have now embarked on an exciting journey of writing and recording their debut album which is due to release in 2014.
9.20pm - 9.50pm The Workman's Club
DOGS are a four piece from Dublin that formed in early 2011. They make music that has been described by Nialler9 as “pulsating synth rock” and by Totally Dublin as “…at the line between sad and blissful, a fuzzy end-of-the-night type of music that’s simultaneously affecting and rousing.” The band mixes electronic production, guitars, bass and vocals.
2013 has seen DOGS perform at Whelan's Ones To Watch, Meteor Camden Crawl, Indiependence and Castlepalooza. The band’s debut EP, Out In Cover was launched to a full house in Whelan's in July 2013. It features four tracks: Movement, Out In Cover, East and Underbeats. All tracks were recorded with Jonathan Black at his studio in Dublin and then mixed online over the space of two months after Jonathan’s move to London. Title track, Out In Cover, features guest lead vocals from Suzanne Purcell.
DOGS are: Andrew Brennan – Vocals, guitar; Ronan Marr – Production; Conor McGlynn – Guitar; Dave Sheehan – Bass. The band was formed from the ashes of various projects with a common view to making electronic music that delivers the impact of a live band.
10pm - 10.30pm The Workman's Club
Floor Staff is an alternative pop project from Dublin.
Floor Staffs more recent work has begun to focus on topics such as time, anxiety, mortality and religion.
Since starting out in 2013 the project has played a string of prestigious shows and festival slots including Ones To Watch, Hard Working Class Heroes, State Faces of 2014 and the Electric Picnic.
What initially started as the recording project of Dublin based song writer Anthony Donnelly has naturally developed into an eclectic group of live performers with diverse musical backgrounds.
Having recently recorded a double A-side, Floor Staff are booked for a slew of festival appearances and other shows to promote this release.
10.40 - 11.10 Buffalo Woman
Love and only love.