One of my favourite new Irish bands Terrordactyl are releasing their debut EP tonight in the Lower Deck. I’ve seen them maybe 4 or 5 times since the first time I caught them back in February where they blew me away. Since then, I’ve got to know the other artists on the DIY label (Organised Ideas) they are involved with and the label has become a signifier of exciting alternative Dublin music.
Terrordactyl’s EP is 4 tracks of glorious (largely) instrumental rock music with arresting riffs and tight rhythms. You won’t find long guitar solos; the band are taut and play in a way that no single instrument has autocracy. A huge part of the appeal is watching each of the four musicians work together as they trash about yet always in control. The EP is fantastic as you’ll no doubt have gathered from my enthusing.
Terrordactyl on MySpace
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.