Young Hearts Run Free’s annual Yule gig is back for it’s ninth Christmas event in Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 and like previous years, the lineup will feature live music, performers, chat, poetry, comedy and more.

Yule takes place on Saturday December 9th :Featuring:

And a very special guest to be announced.

Tickets for the BYOB gig are priced at €15+ and available from Eventbrite. All proceeds go to the Simon Community.

Posted on November 20th, 2017

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With a run of singles that established the band’s primary influences as those from ’80s rock and post-punk, Autre Monde’s debut EP, which is released Friday on Popical Island, digs deeper on those sounds and brings in new tricks and treats.

The four all-new songs on the EP have a “murkier” way about them, suitably darker in tone for the eve that’s in it. Bands such as Can, Total Control and John Foxx are the references. ‘Moonlight’ judders with a nervous cavernous energy and is apparently ” a revenge fantasy for Ireland’s submerged classes”. ‘Leuctra’ doesn’t give up the ghost with synth ambience, ‘Your Name’ piles on the dirge-like guitars and low-end and spooked synths while ‘Interpretive Centre’ softens the mood somewhat with a metallic guitar-lead denoument.

The EP is launched in Dublin launch with support from Postcard Versions and Invaderband on Saturday 4th November at the Bello Bar. The EP will be available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services, as well as on Bandcamp. A limited-edition CD with artwork by drummer Eoghan O’Brien, encompassing the EP and the band’s first 4 singles will be available at the Dublin launch gig.

Autre Monde consists of Paddy Hanna, Padraig Cooney, Mark Chester and Eoghan O’Brien.

Posted on October 31st, 2017

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Why just this day last week, I featured a sturdy track from Autre Monde, aband formed from a lot of Dublin-based Popical Island-related bands.

Featuring Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester on guitar (Ginnels), Padraig Cooney on bass (Skelocrats, Tieranniesaur) and Eoghan O’Brien on drums (No Monster Club), their new band is inspired by “an early Brian Eno, John Cale plus post-punk kind of seam,” with references to ESG, Television, Suicide, The Slits and Pere Ubu.

‘Customs’ was a fine intro to that vibe, but ‘New Recruit’ is arguably more bright, charming and individual.

Autre Monde play their second gig at the Tivoli Backstage in Dublin this Friday, with headliners Cat Palace.

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Posted on April 18th, 2017

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Autre Monde are a new band formed from a lot of Dublin-based indie pop bands associated with Popical Island, which is currently in hibernation mode.

Featuring Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester on guitar (Ginnels), Padraig Cooney on bass (Skelocrats, Tieranniesaur) and Eoghan O’Brien on drums (No Monster Club), their new band is inspired by “an early Brian Eno, John Cale plus post-punk kind of seam,” with references to ESG, Television, Suicide, The Slits and Pere Ubu.

The band’s first song, recorded with Daniel Fox of Girl Band, ‘Customs’ is a delight of loose rock proportions. In other words, it’s a lovely jam.

Posted on April 11th, 2017

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