Great night on Friday at State’s first North/South gig series in the Purty Loft, Monkstown. You already know how good Villagers are live (go see him on his tour next week if not) and his solo show is equally as captivating.
Band of the night for me though were And So I Watch You from Afar. After raving about their album on Friday, I can confirm these guys are every bit as good live, if not better. They play Upstairs in Whelan’s next Sunday, the 3rd of May, I urge you to go.
[Photo by James Goulden]
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.