Already lyrically science-focused, BATS have descended into darker space on their second album The Sleep Of Reason, if their new tune, press shot and the album artwork is anything to go by. There’s an elemental feel to ‘Wolfwrangler’ matched by the new music video directed by Stevie Russell, in which the members burst out of the ground, salt of the earth-like and generally act like a pack of lupine neanderthals in a picture-esque Irish setting. Maybe they’re more comfortable in a controlled laboratory environment than the natural world? Either way, it’s a fun and primal watch.

The Sleep Of Reason will be the last release on Richter Collective before it shuts down. Pre-order the album for it’s out next week.

Free Lakker remix & artwork →

Posted on October 9th, 2012

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You know the story by now, a string of super singles, a number one in the Nialler9 Irish song poll of 2010 (which turned them into temporary jerks *kidding*) and a constant string of live dates around the country have made Squarehead one of the better bands in Ireland and now, we’re finally at the debut album chapter.

It’s been a long time coming. Squarehead initially recorded their debut album back in September and December last year with Shane Cullen in K9 Studios and save for a couple of extra tracks and re-recordings of old favourites ‘Mother Nurture’ and ‘Fake Blood,’ the band have patiently been sitting on it since.

Yeah Nothing is a dozen tracks of no-nonsense slacker indie pop, a fuzzy collection of lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll inspired by surf-pop, old school rock ‘n’ roll and bright guitars.

It’s released on Richter Collective digitally TODAY and physically on September 16th. Pre-orders for Vinyl and CD come with a T-shirt and they will be shipped on September 5th. A launch gig for Yeah Nothing takes place on September 17th in The Workman’s Club with support from Logikparty.

Listen to the album:

Squarehead – Yeah Nothing [RIC027] by Richter Collective

Posted on August 15th, 2011


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A list of personally recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30pm/8pm unless stated. Feel free to recommend gigs in the comments as this post gets a lot of hits every week.

Highlights: Oxegen weekend, Richter Collective summer bash, Janet Jackson, 10 Days Of Dublin kicks off, The Beach Boys & Brassroots.

Tuesday 5th July

Wednesday 6th July

  • – Nothing..yet

Thursday 7th July

Friday 8th July

Saturday 9th July

Sunday 10th July

Monday 11th July

Songs from artists playing this week

Brassroots – Good Life

▲▲L▲ST D∆YS OF 1984▲▲ – RIVER’S EDGE (Radio Edit) by ▲▲L▲ST D∆YS OF 1984▲▲

Bleach (demo) by Goodly Thousands

Modern Skins- How Many Have To Fall by Modern Skins

The Cast of Cheers – Chariot by Richter Collective

We Are Losers – Sunset Song by barrygruff

The Number A by Logikparty

Lobbing The Distance by sunken_foal

Posted on July 5th, 2011



In the explanation from Legion Of Two about how they, a dirgey electronic duo ended up remixing Richter’s resident noise-rockers Hands Up Who Wants To Die, Alan O’Boyle says “a heavy band remixing a heavy band is always a recipe for disaster” so the duo tried to rework the song into an R&B style song before settling on a industrial hip-hop remix.

What they actually made from ‘Sailor’ is in reality not that far from a blend of the two acts proving that heavy can get with heavy. This remix has a Legion Of Two’s trademark dystopian hallmarks and stabs paired with a motorik bassline and Barry Lennon’s gruff vocals. This needs to be heard LOUD to appreciate fully.

This remix is the first in a series of HUWWTD’s recent album (still streaming) which will be released once a week.

Hands Up Who Wants To Die – ‘Sailor’ (Legion Of Two remix)

Posted on June 20th, 2011


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And So I Watch From Afar – Search:Party:Animal

Are you ready to be pulverised once more? The hardest working band on this planet (and any other in fairness) ASIWYFA are back with a new album called Gangs on May 2nd through Richter Collective. The first single from the album ‘Search:Party:Animal’ is released for download on Monday 28th February with remix stems available. After that it will be released as a 7″ single on April 4th.

‘Search:Party:Animal’ is an indication of what to expect from ASIWYFA’s forthcoming colossal and celebratory album, and finds the band at their loudest and most relentless. LET’S DO THIS!!

Check out guitarist Tony’s new project VerseChorusVerse too.

Posted on February 25th, 2011


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Squarehead release their 11-track debut album on Richter Collective later this year but before that ‘Midnight Enchilada’ will be released as a single on Friday 18th March in Ireland (20th Digital & 21st in UK) on limited edition vinyl. The B-side is the previously downloadable ‘Baseball Ghost’. Check out the tunes:

Squarehead – Midnight Enchilada

Baseball Ghost

Posted on February 22nd, 2011


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Photo by Alan Moore -

Richter Collective will release the debut album from Hands Up Who Wants To Die, Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo (title explained) next Friday 25th February.

It’s a punch in the gut rock album, a discordant and boisterous collection of noise-rock that incorporates gale-force riffs with apocalyptic rabble-rousing lyrics from Barry Lennon (also the Richter co-founder) on vocals.

Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo was recorded in September 2010 in a World War II bomb shelter in Offenbach, Germany and was mastered by Bob Weston (Shellac & Mission Of Burma).

The album gets a Dublin launch on the 25th in The Mercantile with The Jimmy Cake, Melodica Deathship & Wizards Of Firetop Mountain supporting. Tickets are €10/€12 with a CD. The show will also be Roy Duffy’s last show with the band before he concentrates on Squarehead. He will be replaced by Matt Hedigan of Elk/Hooray For Humans for future live shows.


Hands up Who Wants to Die – Buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, Buffalo, buffalo [RIC022] by Richter Collective

Posted on February 17th, 2011


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Donegal mashup artist Zappateer1 takes 27 songs from Richter Collective artists and mashes them up over 7 minutes. Are you enough of a fanboy/girl to recognise them all?

Mashup a la Richter Collective by zappateer1

The label are throwing their Christmas party on the 22nd of December in The Button Factory with Not Squares, Bats, Enemies, Jogging, Hands Up Who wants to Die, Logikparty & The Continuous Battle of Order. Poster.

Mashup tracklisting ..»

Posted on December 3rd, 2010


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Not Squares‘ debut album Yeah OK comes out through Richter Collective today and the band’s meaty electro-tinged punk sound has been fully realised with the help of The Vinny Club on production. Fans of the live show and the singles ‘Asylum’ and ‘Aye Yo Pa’ might be surprised but fans of ‘Release The Bees’ may not be. The Belfast band have pushed themselves fully into electronic freak out mode here and the result is yet another late contender for Irish album of the year.

Pre-order the album and get a free remix by a fellow Belfast legend David Holmes.

Posted on November 25th, 2010


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Rain Machine’s favourite heavy Irish band Hands Up Who Wants to Die are doing an album fundraiser gig in the Twisted Pepper this Saturday 14th August with support from Realistic Train and Antrophe. Theo Parrish is also palying downstairs.

The band will be heading off to Frankfurt to record their debut album later this month which will be released on Richter Collective later in the year. Admission is €7 if you sign up here, otherwise €12. If you’re broke though, you can enter to win a pair passes to the gig by emailing [email protected] with Hands Up YOUR WORDS HERE as the subject.

Hands Up Who Wants To Die – Fish And Rashers


Posted on August 11th, 2010


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Enemies are the latest band on Richter Collective to release a full-length album after solid to amazing releases from Jogging, Continuous Battle of Order, Worrier and The Redneck Manifesto.

We’ve Been Talking is melodic instrumental rock with furious bits, much more nuanced than their live shows. You can stream the album at State and download ‘Nag Champa’ – a five and a half minute shapeshifter of a song which is seemingly sown from the echoes of four distinct songs, revealing all the pleasantry of the incense in question without the hippie nonsense. Perfect for a summer’s eve. The band launch the album Upstairs in Whelan’s this Friday with support from Mia Sparrow and Super Extra Bonus Party. Tickets are €10 or €15 with an album.

Enemies – Nag Champa by Nialler9

Posted on June 9th, 2010


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