MUSIC NEWS: IRELAND
IRELAND. Dead School have been creating a stir on the Irish music scene for the last two years. Making their first festival appearance at the 2011 Independence Music and Arts Festival, they played on a bill that included The Editors, Ash, and Therapy, and have just returned from an 11-date tour of the UK where they played with fellow Irish stars, Tieranniesaur, The Frank & Walters, and Whipping Boy. Click on Dead School for further information.
Dead School will play the Academy 2, Dublin, on July 14th. Tickets are priced at €8.00, including booking fee, from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie.
Scottish quartet The View release their new album, Cheeky For A Reason, today. Described by lead singer/guitarist Kyle Falconer as ‘Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours done by The Clash‘, the self-penned album includes three songs written with writer/producer, and unofficial 5th member of Kings Of Leon, Angelo Petraglia.
The View will play three Irish dates in September:
Fri 7th : Belfast, Limelight
Sat 8th: Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Sun 9th: Dublin,Whelan’s
Tickets are priced €22.90, including booking fee, from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie. For further information, log on to www.theviewareonfire.com and www.mcd.ie
François Marry – aka Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains – is a UK-based French songwriter, musician, animator, and artist. Over the past few years he has performed around the globe with Camera Obscura, Electrelane, Anna Calvi, and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins.
Originally an open collective, Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains are now a four-piece band. Watch this recent video recorded in the woods by TopmanCtrl, during the Eye O’ The Dug festival in Scotland.
Francois & The Atlas Mountains play the Academy 2, Dublin, October 30th. Tickets are €12.50 from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie. For further information, log on to www.francoisandtheatlasmountains.com and www.mcd.ie
Oxford-born Lewis Watson only began performing in May 2011, and soon began notching up numerous performances around the UK. From a young age he started covering songs and would put them up on his blog and YouTube channel. Having received over 2 million YouTube views to date, his online following has rapidly grown, and collaboration requests have followed from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Wiley, Charlie Simpson, Scrufizzer, and Aggro Santos.
Following a sold-out headline tour across the UK, Lewis Watson will play the Academy 2, Dublin, November 4th. Tickets ar €8.30, including booking fee, from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie. This is an over 14 show and strictly no alcohol will be served. Log on to www.lewiswatsonmusic.com for further information.