Now, Kevin Breen, Steven Gannon and Ian McFarlane have returned with some new music – ‘No Way’, a new single due on February 20th and it’s a confident return, taking in some of the rock that defined their early music with a taut and more expansive-facing outlook.
Update: Damien Rice, Cian Nugent and Kid Karate added.
The music industry’s standard bacchanalia that is South By Southwest (SXSW), has announced its third round of bands to play and among them are a lot of the Irish acts confirmed to play the Austin festival during March.
International acts playing include Woman’s Hour, Chloe Howl, London Grammar, Dum Dum Girls, East India Youth, NONONO, Gardens & Villa, Ryan Hemsworth, Twin Shadow, Sharon Van Etten, Wave Racer, Young Fathers, Arthur Beatrice, Black Lips, EMA, Future Islands, Gary Numan, Prides, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Avi Buffalo, Vance Joy and thousands more.P Diddy is a featured speaker.
With an appearance at SXSW coming up in a couple of weeks (full list of Irish artists), Dublin duo Kevin Breen and drummer Steven Gannon aka Kid Karate also have their debut album Night Terrors on the horizon.
The snarling ‘Two Times’ was the first taste of that release and here, ‘This City’ offers a different side, with a bassline reminscent of Death In Vegas’ ‘Hands Around My Throat’ by Squarehead/Tieranniesaur’s bassist Ian McFarlane, delayed guitar, pounding rhythms and Breen’s insistent scream of “in this city / you’re dead.” The song is a free download.