About this time last year, I wrote about Bleeding Heart Pigeons, three Limerick teens making music with an “expansive ambition” beyond their years. The trio, Mícheál Keating (vocals/guitar), Cathal Histon (synths, samples and vocals) and Brendan McInerney (drums) have been playing together for over five years now, having spent time together playing in a rural village 45 minutes outside Limerick and having “had virtually no contact with the world of music,” says their press release.
Well that’s about to change as they’ve recently signed to Virgin, will release their debut EP on December 16th EP as well as tour dates with label mate Little Green Cars and BellX1.
‘Visiting Myself In Hospital’ is the lead-track from the EP, which thematically takes its cues from the Columbine high-school massacre. It is, according to the press release, “a response to the shootings; an attempt to interrogate the psychology of Eric Harris, one of the two killers.”
With Little Green Cars.
Mon 4th Nov – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Tue 5th Nov – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wed 6th Nov – Scala, London
Thurs 7th Nov – Thekla Bristol, Bristol
Sat 7th Dec – Vicar Street, Dublin (SOLD OUT)
Fri 13th Dec – Dolans Pub, Limerick (SOLD OUT)
With Bell X1:
Fri 20th Dec – Vicar Street, Dublin
Sat 21st Dec – Vicar Street, Dublin (SOLD OUT)