Dublin band Wounds are back making music again after a two year hiatus.

The band’s debut album Die Young was released in 2014 and their return is marked by a widening of their punk-rock sound and the brothers Aidan and James Coogan have brought with them a refreshed lineup of Dermot Murphy on drums and long-time producer/collaborator James Darkin on keys/electronics.

‘Flesh Or The Knife’ arrives with a renewed vigour and a live video showing the band performing the song in visceral live fashion. The video was produced by Aidan Frawley & directed by Aidan Coogan and Dermot Murphy of AAORTA Films in association with the band.

That Wounds are even active as a band in the first place is notable. Before the band released their debut album, guitarist James Coogan suffered a near fatal accident after plunging from a fourth floor balcony, while his brother vocalist Aidan, looked on in horror. Miraculously, James survived the fall. He lost sight in one eye, had to undergo facial reconstructive surgery, and was told he would never be able to play guitar again.

Posted on November 23rd, 2017





All this week, we’re having guest posts from various people involved in different strands of Irish music – record shop owners, writers, bloggers, promoters, radio presenters, bands and more, telling us what Irish bands or artists they are really into right now.

Karl McDonald is the author of the excellent Those Geese Were Stupified music blog as well a writer for Totally Dublin and a sporadical presenter of The Analogue Hour on 2XM.

1. Grand Pocket Orchestra

Grand Pocket Orchestra’s two EPs so far have yielded indie pop songs that sound on the surface like the world’s most naively happy things, but there’s an emotional depth to the music that makes it stick hard in your mind even after the sun’s gone in. If their album takes much longer to come out, some people might die of anticipation, judging from the frankly Cirque du Soleil-esque atmosphere the last time I saw them upstairs in Whelans. But with a new drummer and a No Monster Club joining in a libero role, GPO’s future’s not just brightly coloured, but bright.


Posted on April 23rd, 2010


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